I refer to Rob Barley’s letter and my comment is that you ‘don’t throw out the baby with the bathwater’.

The incident Mr Barley refers to is utterly inexcusable. As a claimant PI lawyer of getting on for 35 years’ standing, I probably feel even more strongly about the incident than him.

However, the government has not destroyed the civil justice system for ordinary people, to eradicate the sort of practice to which Mr Barley refers. It has done so to discourage people from claiming at all, which is a practice even more to be deplored.

Neville Filar, Kenneth Elliott & Rowe, Romford