To survive and thrive, a legal system must be respected by all sides. However, this principle is surely now under challenge by the fixed payment system being introduced for personal injury work.

So misconceived is the principle of fixed costs, and so low are the proposed figures, that there is widespread disbelief on the claimant side. Furthermore, there is a sense of unease that our civil justice system has effectively been annexed by the insurance lobby, with the sad acquiescence of our judiciary.

I for one would be interested to know what action the Law Society proposes to take.

Boris Kremer, Kremers, Gosport