Growing concerns have been raised in relation to the compensation culture and, more specifically, the use of no win no fee arrangements, in order to encourage individuals to litigate where the case may be spurious or, at the very least highly, unlikely to be successful. Recognising this ongoing difficulty, Lord Young has presented a report in a bid to reduce the compensation culture that is being experienced in the UK, with particular reference to the damage that this can cause to public services such as schools, which may be regularly on the receiving end of a no win no fee litigation.
It was also recognised, in this report, that it was not only the likelihood of success that was being criticised in relation to the way in which these companies were dealing with no win no fee claims, but also the fact that the processes and procedures were not always clearly explained to the client; therefore, those being encouraged to make claims did not necessarily understand the likely repercussions of the filed case, should it prove unsuccessful. A full report aimed at tackling compensation culture is expected, in the near future.
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