Milly Dowlers parents spoke out recently to warn that people of ordinary means will not be in a position to defend themselves if the Governments plans to reform the no win no fee agreement system go ahead.
It has been reported that the Dowlers used the no win no fee compensation system to obtain representation in their recent case against the news paper who allegedly hacked their daughters phone.
Then Dowlers were signatories of a letter published by the Guardian newspaper criticising the governments proposed reforms to the no win no fee system. The letter is sent by ordinary citizens who state that they found themselves in a position of needing to obtain justice by taking or defending civil claims against powerful corporations or wealthy individuals. The letter goes on to explain that the signatories would not have been able to embark on the legal journey without a solicitor being wiling to represent them on a no win no fee basis.
The letter highlights the importance of no win no fee agreements to ordinary citizens.
Link to Letter : 'No win, no fee' – our only route to justice