This week, it seems like everywhere you turned there was a story about how someone, somewhere was milking personal injury compensation cases as hard as they possibly could.
Justice secretary Kenneth Clarke recently announced that those victimised by domestic violence will not lose access to legal aid in order to provide no win no fee lawyers in civil cases they bring against civil partners.
The prime minister has been urged once more to abandon the plans of his government for no win no fee legal agreement reforms by the parents of Madeleine McCann, according to recent reports.
Proposed changes to the way no win no fee legal claims work in libel and privacy cases would leave ordinary citizens having to deal with rules that are both ‘wrong and unfair,’ according to a libel reform campaigner group.
The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers recently welcomed a decision made by the House of Lords to offer exemptions to industrial disease victims from the no win no fee limitations in the new Legal Aid bill, experts say.
A bank executive shattered her ankle at team building exercise recently, resulting in her launching a personal injury claim against the Guildford indoor cimbing centre where the injury occurred, accident claim experts say.
In an ironic twist of events, a no win no fee claims management firm finds themselves a defendant in a personal injury case where a secretary fell down some office stairs, suffering a broken wrist.
Equestrian enthusiasts such as livery yards, riding schools, and riders have all been warned against no win no fee claims, with one legal firm stating that proper liability insurance must be in place to avoid costly personal injury compensation claims.
Injury solicitors have recently warned that the new Legal Aid bill will limit access to justice to many victims of medical negligence.
No win no fee lawyers concerned over the reforms to the legal industry have been postponed until April of 2013, giving solicitors an additional six months of breathing room from the original October 2012 date.
No win no fee legal claims are back in the spotlight as a new legal reform bill works its way through Parliament, personal injury compensation experts recently reported.
Prime Minister David Cameron has issued a pledge to scale back on the fees lawyers charge in work accident claim cases against employers in an effort to prune back the so-called ‘compensation culture’ in the UK.
No win no fee lawyers have paved the way for criminals to make personal injury claims for injuries sustained while committing crimes, with one MP stating that this practice must be stopped.
Personal injury compensation experts say that the new legal aid bill, once signed into law this Spring, will put an end to the ‘no win no fee’ conditional fee system, which will ultimately result in as many as 600,000 ordinary Brits to lose their access to justice every year.
The lack of discussion time for the no win no fee proposals in the Legal Aid bill currently working its way through has drawn the ire of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, according to legal industry insiders familiar with the issue.
Changing ‘no win no fee’ legislation will not solve the nation’s personal injury claims problems, according to an association of legal experts.
Personal injury lawyers who specialise in no win no fee claims have recently come forward with warnings concerning the kinds of injuries people commonly sustain during the dark, wet, and cold winter months.
Proposals to ban no win no fee conditional fee arrangements have been put before Parliament, said Justice Minister Jonathan Djanogly recently.
One law firm based in Birmingham has been critical of governmental proposals that could lead to the abolition of no win no fee legal arrangements, legal experts recently said.
While many uninsured businesses and home owners can take solace in the fact that the 1886 Riot Damages Act will provide them some measure of compensation, those with personal injury claims will not be covered, experts say.