Fixed recoverable costs proposals for clinical negligence

The Department of Health & Social Care launched a consultation on 30 January 2017 on proposals to put a cap on the amount of legal costs that can be paid to solicitors representing successful clinical negligence claims.

AvMA believes that the rationale given is misguided and the proposal would deny many injured patients and families access to justice and be bad for patient safety.

Read our initial reaction here

Read our briefing on the proposals

Read our response to the consultation

The consultation closed in May 2017, and on 25 July 2017 the Department of Health & Social Care announced that the results of the consultation would be delayed.

Go to the consultation website