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Personal Injury Law

Justice written question – answered on 8th November 2011.

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Photo of John Howell John Howell Conservative, Henley

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps he is taking to reform the use of referral fees by personal injury lawyers.

Photo of Jonathan Djanogly Jonathan Djanogly The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

In my written ministerial statement of 9 September 2011, Hansard, column 32WS, I informed the House of the Government's decision to ban the payment and receipt of referral fees in personal injury cases. This ban is being taken forward through provisions in the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill.

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