Medical litigationBMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7312.575 (Published 08 September 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:575
Legal aid is still needed
- Adrian Rogers, private principal and NHS non principal (A@DrAdrianRogers.co.uk)
- Exeter EX2 4EG
- Sittingbourne, Kent ME10 1ND
EDITOR—Barton is right to draw atttention to the inappropriate use of legal aid, for bad cases with poor lawyers.1 However, although it is true that after the event insurance can deliver a service more likely to take up only the stronger cases, there will still be a need for careful appropriate legal aid.
I work as an expert witness for both defence instructed cases and claimant cases. I have no axe to grind and …