BLM announce personal injury audit to support MoJ's crackdown on 'spurious' claims

The government is 'pandering to popular prejudices' with its plans to crackdown on prisoners taking advantage of the UK's 'compensation culture', a leading lawyer has argued.

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has launched an investigation into compensation payouts to prisoners.

Over the last year, £28.8m has been spent by the Prison Service in handling claims. This figure is up £7m from the previous financial year, which includes damages, legal advice, and representation.

Announcing the review, justice minister Dominic Raab MP said: 'We have ordered an independent audit to make sure we are not being taken for a ride. W...

Jean-Yves Gilg
Solicitors Journal

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