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“No. It could create a trend. Everybody could end up trying to escape their liabilities.”

Peter Shorter,Shorter & Co

“No, it seems they are trying to evade their responsibilities.”

Ray Parker,Parker Financial Services

“No. This has happened far too many times, one of the more notable cases being Towry Law.The FSA should take action now.”

John MacLaren,John MacLaren Financial Services

“Absolutely not. I think it is disgraceful. Our costs will rise because of these companies. The FSA needs to look at the big networks unloading their liabilities like this from a completely different angle.”

Eric Moody,Eric Moody Financial Management

“No. We are already all paying sky-high PI premiums and it is the decent businesses that are having to pay for the ones that dump their liabilities.”

Sally Mynett,Grosvenor Mynett

“It is yet more bad news for the industry. I will look forward to paying a greater levy.”

David White,David J White Life and Pensions Consultancy

“No. It puts the onus on the rest of us and we have to pay more. This happens far to often and the FSA should do something about it.”

Christopher Greenbank, CJ Greenbank & Co

“No. You shouldn&#39t walk away from your liabilities and leave them for the rest of the industry to pick up.”

Richard Green,Richard Green IFA

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Practitioner panel starts to assess FSA&#39s performance

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