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Should No Win No Fee Solicitors Be Regulated?

 

There has been a lot of bad press in the UK recently on the subject of blood sucking No Win No Fee touting solicitors and the poor old sacred cow the NHS. The Daily Mail in the UK recently published “Last week we learned that ambulance-chasing ‘no win, no fee’ lawyers are sucking £440 million out of the NHS every year. That’s just their share of the loot. Lawsuits in total cost the Health Service more than £1.5 billion a year.”

Granted the sums are fairly large but what is at stake here?

The ambulance chasing solicitors are providing a No Win No Fee service to the ordinary citizens of the UK for compensation from the NHS for errors, mistakes and misdiagnosis by employees, such as surgeons, consultants, doctors and other health service employees. Clearly the article is strongly biased in favour of the NHS and its employees? Are they really saying that any mistake etc that leaves a patient less well off than before should not be redressed by the award of fair compensation?

Whatever happened to a “Duty of Care” for patients? I am not saying that genuine mistakes will never be eradicated but it is clear that there is a “tsunami” of errors coming out of the NHS.

Is it not right that No Win No Fee solicitors should be regulated as again the Dally Mail says “Any visitor to NHS hospitals knows that these cynical firms are allowed to advertise their ‘services’ in the public areas of hospitals themselves? In effect, the NHS has to help people to ruin it.”

Just where and how should solicitors be able to advertise in these emotive circumstances? Should they be allowed to advertise in hospitals? Although I suspect that the hospitals benefit from revenue from this advertising is this right? Yes a person has a big right to be compensated for any harm or damage done but is it the correct way to connect them with No Win No Fee solicitors?

Compenstion Given To Solicitors For No Win No Fee Is It Right?

 

Should not the NHS be doing more to eliminate some of these errors and mistakes? Is that not the root of this horrendous problem? Let us be fair that some of these errors and mistakes are very much on the basics and should have been really straight forward. For the NHS to admit that they are paying out according to the Daily Mail £440 million to solicitors and over £1.5 billion in compensation is fairly shocking is it not?

The Daily mail seems to have some small problem with people who are injured or hurt through no fault of their own in having No Win No fee agreements with solicitors. Maybe they believe that recourse to the courts for fair compensation should only be available to those of us who have deep pockets?

The simple fact is that a No Win No Fee agreement brings legal services (not only in the Personal Injury and Medical negligence area) to the masses and not just to the minority who have money in their pockets. Of course a No Win No Fee is no guarantee at all of success in obtaining fair compensation. Yes it is a positive sign that your Personal Injury Solicitor is prepared to gamble is livelihood in the case on you winning compensation.

So is the HSE’s serious financial problems to do with Medical negligence are all to do with aggressive No Win No fee Personal Injury solicitors? At least that is what the Daily Mail would have you believe! It is absolutely nothing to do with them or their Surgeons, consultants and doctors etc who make mistake after mistake.

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