Lawyers in trouble

12th November 2004 at 00:00
Lawyers have been told to end the compensation culture or face government regulation.

Lord Falconer of Thoroton, the Lord Chancellor, said this week that aggressive advertising created a climate of fear despite falling numbers of accident claims.

"The problem is organisations like schools are so worried about claims that they don't do things that everybody would like to do. More and more people believe... 'I can get compensation'."

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