Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Ministry of Defence Compensation Pay Outs

At the start of this week, newspapers reported that the Ministry of Defence had paid out £67 million in compensation payments in a year. Legal costs were reportedly in the region of £11 million.

The MOD is the latest in a line of public bodies attacked in the press for high compensation pay outs. Already this year the NHS and the prison service have come in for similar criticism.

The barrister blog continues to ask the question is this just media hype or is compensation culture going too far?

1 comment:

jailhouselawyer said...

Certainly media hype as far as prisoners are concerned.

I recently read about a solicitor who earned £16.75M last year for dealing with miners compensation claims.

Perhaps solicitors should get paid less and their clients more?