The only beneficiaries of the increase in IPT will be the insurance companies who happen to make hefty donations to the Tories.
I am astonished that any law firm would wish to invite this lord chancellor to their premises.
There are pitfalls in endeavouring to negotiate the minutiae of the SDLT regime – and I know from experience.
Does the former lord chancellor think it is just to tell a defendant that he cannot place his case in the hands of an advocate of his choice?
Insurance companies need to tackle fraudulent claims more robustly and handle reasonable claims in person with more sensitivity.