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I've been saying this for years. It is illogical to consider proportionality based on the relationship to quantum and costs alone.
Consider these two cases:
1. Bitterly contested fraud alleged PI that settles the day of a relisted trial (following a 300 page Facebook witness statement served late with 40 hours of surveillance footage) for £1,200.00
2. Million pound (fancy sports) car prang case that settles on the basis of a letter of claim and a desktop engineers report
It would be illogical to assume that the costs of the latter would be 800 times that of the former on a proportionality analysis
The Courts should consider the wider factors and not just the value of the claim
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