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Clampdown on lawyers overcharging NHS in clinical negligence cases

Government plans to save NHS £80m a year by capping legal fees that in some cases run as high as 10 times the amount paid in compensation to clients.

In one case, a source at the Department of Health said a lawyer pocketed £175,000 while the patient received just £11,800 in damages. In another, the legal bill was more than £80,000 while the patient only received £1,000, although the legal bill was later reduced to less than £5,000 by the courts after a successful challenge by the NHS Litigation Authority (NHS LA).

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http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/jun/27/nhs-clinical-negligence-cases-clampdown-lawyers

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One Response

  1. lkirby6733 says:

    Just shows how trustworthy these Solicitors are and how they get away with fleecing the public.
    Do the NHS lawyers get paid a basic salary?
    Are they complaining because they are not getting the same payments?
    How much do we, the public pay for NHS solicitors Barristers/lawyers per month?

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