Victims will pay the price for the Government’s ‘No win, no fee’ reforms
The Government has now passed the Legal Aid Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act, and with it a package of civil litigation reforms that will dramatically restrict access to justice for ordinary people in Britain.
For the past 18 months the Consumer Justice Alliance has fought hard, on behalf of innocent injured victims, against the Government’s badly thought through reforms – and has secured concessions along the way.
But the fight is not yet over. Recognising the weakness of its own Act, the Government has already delayed implementation until April 2013, and it has a myriad of enabling secondary legislation to pass. We have already recently seen them delay implementation of Part II of the Act with regard to insolvency and we believe that if we keep on demonstrating the negative affect that these reforms will have on personal injury victims then further concessions can be secured.
Over the coming months the CJA will be working closely with Ministers and their officials at the Ministry of Justice to ensure that access to justice remains a right enjoyed by all, rather than a luxury enjoyed only by the wealthy.
For more information, or if you would like to be involved in the campaign please contact Consumerjustice@luther.co.uk or call 020 7618 9100.
Do see our newsletter for an update on the campaign
7 Mar 2013
Consumer Justice Alliance response to the removal of Clause 62 from the Enterprise and Regulatory Bill
Click here to read the item