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.
Some industry experts say that politicians may be seeking the easy way out in blaming no win no fee lawyers for social issues because it is easier to pass the blame than it is to accept it and work towards suitable solutions.
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.
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.
New rules under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority will end up limiting not just claimants with criminal records from pursuing accident claims but also otherwise law-abiding victims of this crime as well, experts say.
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.
A veritable hornet’s nest has been stirred by the news of a £500 accident claim for a teacher that had suffered injuries while restraining a pupil came with legal fees of more than £60,000, personal injury compensation experts recently reported.
Rising court costs may be preventing small and medium sized businesses from making personal injury compensation claims when they encounter issues, one expert consultancy firm recently reported.
The insurance industry, who has long since blamed rising premium prices on the so-called ‘compensation culture’ fostered by no win no fee accident claims, is under investigation by the Office of Fair Trading to determine the root causes of the issue.
Insurance providers have been divided over the government’s plans to reform no win no fee arrangements for claimants in personal injury compensation cases.
In a recent case brought by the Daily Mirror’s publisher, the European court of human rights ruled that success fees recovered by no win no fee lawyers in defamation and privacy cases represented a significant freedom of expression violation.
According to the comments of one senior judge, unions in the UK have milked millions of pounds from the government through the use of no win no fee legal representation.
Lawyers have begun to alter their strategy in how they approach personal injury claims, as both the workplace and automobile sectors have seen large instances of increases recently.
Justice Secretary Ken Clarke has recently stated his intention that Welsh and English lawyers may soon be barred from raising their fees if successfully litigating a no win no fee accident claim.