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I don't accept that, because at the moment we are having to fight cases which cost us in excess of £500,000, in which ultimately as little as £5,000 damages are awarded. I don't know enough about the Morrissey case. I think he was inclined to accept our original offer of amends and I think this, because this is a no win fee, his lawyers wanted him to ask for much, much more to cover their disproportionate fees and their success fees and their after-the-event insurance arrangements.

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