Legislation is no way to alter the perceptions, says APIL

The government is wasting parliamentary time on the Social Action, Responsibility and Heroism (SARAH) Bill, say lawyers, as the proposed legislation reaches the report stage of the House of Lords.

"This SARAH Bill promises a solution to a problem which does not exist," said John Spencer, president of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

"The government is pushing this legislation forward when it doesn't seem to have been thought through".

The justice secretary, Chris Grayling, argues that the Bill will protect heroes and volunteers from being sued for injuries sustained in the process of helping others. However, opponents of the legalisation say that the law already takes '...

Jean Yves

IICJ

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