An article this week released by an Access to Justice Action Group, dismissed the compensation culture claims of the government. The group’s coordinator stated that no win no fee agreements are one of the only routes low and middle-income people could pursue a claim for compensation. He highlighted that low and middle-income people would not be able to afford to pursue claims for compensation without no win no fee arrangements.
It has been reported that a study shows that most people who pursue claims for compensation are not very well off and that the claims made are not extreme. The study showed that on average a pursuer is awarded compensation of less than £3,000 and a very small percentage of pursuers are awarded more than £100,000. In addition the study is reported to show that an extremely small amount of claims are fraudulent.
The report released by the Access to Justice Action Group states that cuts in no win no fee agreements and in legal aid funding will result in more than 150,000 people a year being denied redress.