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The common enemy between medics and lawyers

The two professions hardly make natural allies so why is medical negligence solicitor Peter Stefanovic breaking the mould, asks John van der Luit-Drummond

28 January 2016

After years of fighting cuts to legal aid, lawyers know all too well how maddeningly irritating - and unfortunately effective - government spin can be. It was never going to take much convincing for elements of Fleet Street to swallow hook, line, and sinker that 'greedy lawyers' were striking because government was turning off the tap to their legal aid gravy train.

Even as speculation grew that the Lord Chancellor might be preparing an about-face on the government's overhaul of the legal aid system, no mention was made of the access to justice arguments. Instead, the old lines resurfaced about solicitors' firms being worried about being put out of business, perpetuating the myth that opposition to the reforms has only ever been about mo...

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