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  • likelihood
  • Factors to consider are the extent of recorded referrals and the likelihood of a subsequent cancer diagnosis. (bjgp.org)
  • In any event my own client satisfaction work (with Sherr and Paterson and also for BIS more recently on tribunal claims) suggests that clients who are referred regard that referral as a recommendation and are more likely - as a result - to perceive the quality of the work as being higher (i.e. the likelihood is that the referral itself has some impact on perceptions of quality). (wordpress.com)
  • providers
  • However, what the points made do not acknowledge is the possibility that referral fees, in squeezing down on the profitability of work for solicitors (or other legal service providers), may increase the incentive towards lower quality referred to in the second paragraph. (wordpress.com)
  • locate
  • With that in mind, and recognising that we should locate referral fees in a wider context, I would like to see a stronger and more direct focus on quality in any regulatory regime for referral fees and make some suggestions in that regard towards the end of this response. (wordpress.com)
  • general
  • For me this implies that quality is both a general problem (possibly not adequately regulated at the moment) but also a problem likely to be accentuated by referral fees. (wordpress.com)
  • requests
  • Despite the availability of standardized referral protocols they are not readily applied because they are tedious and time-consuming, thus resulting in suboptimal referral requests. (springer.com)
  • point
  • I also accept the point that 'banning' referral fees is likely to be disproportionate in most, possibly all, areas of work. (wordpress.com)
  • quality
  • If referral fees are to be regulated, that regulation might sensibly concentrate on incentivising quality rather than (say) disclosure to clients. (wordpress.com)
  • issues
  • I also recognise that the regulatory issues posed by referral fees are both difficult and emblematic of central tensions likely to be tested further by competition and innovation in delivery and ownership of legal service entities. (wordpress.com)