Your correspondent's letter ("Unite to fight fraud", 29 August, Insurance Times) surprisingly did not produce any response from readers. It obviously hit the nail on the head and struck too many home truths.

The Halloran v Delaney decision is at least a small victory for the insurance industry against the legal profession, which makes a change. I'm sure the personal injury lawyers will be able to balance their already healthy books. Their esteemed collegues in Scotland and Northern Ireland survive on scale rates. It's about time this was introduced in England and we stopped this costs nonsense which is just a costs building exercise. I have no sympathy for Association of Personal Injury Lawyers' president Patrick Allen and his members. They've had it their way for too long. Things have got to change.

Antony John Martin

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