Why the scandal surrounding advocates double-briefing in road accident fund cases? It's simple, really. Advocates are keen to settle cases on the steps of teh court because they're paid as much for one settled at 9.30am on trial day as they are for a case that drags on until 4.00pm. In fact there's a fair chance your advocate had two (or more) briefs for that day, reckoning on settling - and being paid full fee for - most of them before going into court. A full bench of the Pretoria high court has led the cleanup, nailing some and curiously forgiving others.
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