Letter: Council vs counsel

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From Mr Nigel Peake

Sir: Whatever the statistics may be concerning litigation in civil courts (letters, 27 November), the fact is that claims against local authorities have risen dramatically in the past 10 years, as Polly Toynbee correctly reported (24 November).

Yours faithfully,

Nigel Peake

Corporate Affairs Department

Zurich Insurance

Portsmouth, Hampshire