I was down at the London Branch recently, talking to the the bros on the legal desk, when I came across an interesting snippet.
At UK District Conventions, about half are indoor, and the rest are held in cold draughty football stadiums.
It seems that over the past 2 years, the amount of attendees of these conventions held in the outdoor stadiums, who are now sueing the Society for injuries caused by trips and falls down steep stadium stairs has risen from an average of 1 or 2 per year to over 30 cases.
The availability of these new style No win No fee Lawyers are proving to much of an attraction to those out for a quick buck.
The Societies position, I thought was interesting, as the average payout is between £3K and £7K, they are quite happy to settle out of court, as it is cheaper than going to court.
I then got to thinking. Imagine if every apostate went to a convention, and took a little fall, trapped a finger, grazed a knee and so-on...... Could turn Conventions in to a very expensive hobby for the Society..
By the way Simon, the forum looks great..