Secretary Clarke makes formidable legal aid bill concessions

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.

New no win no fee rules ‘wrong and unfair’

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.

Team building exercise leads to personal injury claim

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.

Secretary sues no win no fee claims service for injuries

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 warned against no win no fee claims

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.

PM pledges to cut back on work accident claim legal fees

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.

Legal aid bill to destroy no win no fee claim system

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.

APIL protests lack of discussion time on no win no fee

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.

1886 Riot Damages Act will not cover personal injury claims

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.

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