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Hello, my name is ***** ***** it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today. Why was it retracted? Was it replaced with a new statement?
No When the respondent saw the strength of our evidence they asked two people to lie to make their evidence stronger. They both refused and one was dismissed and the other a volunteer asked to leave. They wrote to the respondents solicitor retracting their statements( I have copies ) but they were still sent to us, and although it's been settled, had we not seen their statements we may have pushed for a higher settlement.
their actions could amount to negligence if they did not follow their client's instructions and did things which they were not instructed to do. However in these circumstances the party which could claim from them is their client as it is their instructions which were not followed and only they can then claim for the negligence if they have suffered losses as a result.
On the contrary Ben I believe they did follow their clients instructions even though they knew the statements had been retracted, so we are the ones who have a. been misled and b. possibly suffered financial loss. I would have thought their action was at best unethical at worst illegal.
I see, let me check something on this, I may not be able to respond now though as the resource I need is down but will respond asap
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