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UK patent troll protections tweaked – lawyers exempted


Re: After all...

I don't think the law does that honestly. Here's the thing - the lawyers advise their client and act on instructions. If a lawyer gives bad advice to client, they make threats then end up on the wrong end of this law, their client possibly has a case of professional malpractice - that's for them to argue with their lawyer over. What the changes in theory seek to do is stop the other side from using threats against the lawyer as opposed to their client and driving a wedge, which creates moral hazard between the lawyer and their client.

TL;DR: There is a cost for lawyers giving their client poor advice, this shouldn't be about that.

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