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STOP PLAN TO RAID BRAIN INJURED BABIES' COMPENSATION
Petition Background (Preamble):
In effect it is an extra tax on the most vulnerable and deserving victims in society and would make it unrealistic to take cases forward on legal aid, making a mockery of the so-called concession made to leave these cases 'in scope' for legal aid. In other words it is as good as scrapping legal aid for all clinical negligence cases through the back door.
The MoJ has admitted that in cases run under 'no-win no-fee' there will not be a 25% deduction, although solicitors will be permitted to in successful cases to deduct upto 25% as a success fee. (They can use their discretion not to, whereas there would be no discretion at the Ministry of Justice) .
For a copy of AvMA's submission to the MoJ click here: http://www.avma.org.uk/data/files/Response_to_MOJ_Key_Stakeholder_Exercise_re_SLAS_28_6_12.pdf
The STOP PLAN TO RAID BRAIN INJURED BABIES' COMPENSATION petition to Ministry of Justice was written by Peter Walsh and is in the category Justice at GoPetition. Contact author here. Petition tags: access to justice, legal aid, clinical negligence, medical negligence, cerebral palsy, brain damage, babies, compensation, ministry of justice, avma, action against medical accidents, patient safety