• practice
  • I accept the point that banning (and perhaps regulation of) referral fees can be avoided in practice by a number of techniques and that, as legal service markets develop in sophistication and complexity, there will be significant difficulties posed by singling out referral fees as a commercial relationship deserving unique attention. (wordpress.com)
  • The Referral Guidelines are based on best practice and are informed by available evidence, expert opinion and current circumstances in New Zealand. (docplayer.net)
  • Legal
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • free
  • State of Illinois AIDS/HIV & STD Hotline: Free, confidential counseling and referrals serving nearly 14,000 callers/year from across Illinois and the Midwest. (wikipedia.org)
  • 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)
  • include
  • Additional roles include establishing and maintaining positive relationships, making referrals to other agencies, providing follow-ups, fostering a non-judgmental social environment, and taking an active interest in the welfare of the client and community. (wikipedia.org)
  • relationships
  • The position was the Aboriginal Liaison officer responsible for referral and consultation which included building relationships between the local First Nations and governments and industry as well as dealing with native issues pertaining to forestry practices. (wikipedia.org)
  • Read
  • I have read the Board's consultation paper and associated documents, including those from the Consumer Panel and the associated research from Vanilla and Charles River Associates (CRA) with interest. (wordpress.com)
  • studies
  • I struggle to see how claims that levels of satisfaction are higher under referrals are evidenced in the studies referred to. (wordpress.com)
  • public
  • This vote starts the phase of public debate and consultation, through a referral to the National Commission on Public Debate (CNDP). (wikipedia.org)
  • In September 2009, the CNDP reviewed the STIF referral of 9 July 2009 to determine whether or not to organise a public debate. (wikipedia.org)
  • The CNDP will organize a "special public debate commission" in charge of the consultation. (wikipedia.org)
  • Following public consultation, the plots will be known and the project can be declared of public interest before a possible start of construction. (wikipedia.org)
  • lead
  • Equally, however, I would emphasise the real risk that referral fees can lead to detriment in terms of quality. (wordpress.com)
  • Claims that referral fees lead to speedier conveyances, lower fees and fewer complaints are wholly or mainly based on a small survey of Estate Agents conducted by an intermediary on behalf of CRA. (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)
  • 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)