Some legal principles escape from the courts and enter the popular culture. âEvery dog gets (is entitled to) one biteâ? is such a âprincipleâ?, albeit now mistaken, if it was ever true.
PIAB applicants (i.e., personal injury victims) should take the long view and consider themselves fortunate, currently. Cassius Dio (58.21.4-5) records that, due to a credit crunch in 33 AD:- Tiberius then modified his decision regarding loans and gave one hundred million sesterces to the treasury, with instructions that senators should lend this money for three years without interest to those who needed it. He also ordered that the most disreputable of those who were bringing accusations against others should all […]
Barristers (“Counsel”) are members of a branch of the legal profession who have agreed among themselves not to accept instructions from litigants other than through the agency of a solicitor.