This is a very important issue and one that needs to be carefully considered rather than rushed through as the Government is doing.
Any changes should be based on accurate information, not the outdated and often inaccurate figures that are bandied about by the NHSLA. What the Government is proposing is ill thought out and based on inaccurate statistics.
Outspoken Queen’s Bench judge Master Cook has slammed government plans to push ahead with fixed costs in clinical negligence cases worth up to £250,000. Advertisement The master said change ‘should not be driven on the basis of out-of-date statistics and the short-term financial interest of the NHS’, despite the ‘perhaps irresistible momentum’ towards fixed costs in civil claims.