X-ray scan of lungs with mesothelioma

UK Government exempts mesothelioma victims from ‘no win, no fee’ legislation

The BBC has reported that the UK government is to exempt mesothelioma victims from changes to no-win no-fee legislation which were originally contained in the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill.

The Bill, which applies to England & Wales, was designed to prevent lawyers claiming ‘success fees’ from the losing side. This could have seen victims of mesothelioma having to pay up to 25% of their damages to their solicitor.

To read the article in full http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-17833607