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Fewer law firms to handle NHS negligence cases

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: (Published 18 April 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:1185
  1. Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
  1. BMJ

    Dozens of law firms with years of experience defending NHS trusts and health authorities against large medical negligence claims will no longer be allowed to handle such cases, the NHS Litigation Authority has decided.

    Trusts have been able to choose their own firms until now, and the casework has been spread among more than 90 law firms. But from 1 April trusts will …

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