Campaigning charity Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) has launched a petition to stop a levy being taken from successful clinical negligence claims funded through legal aid.
The Supplementary Legal Aid Scheme is a Ministry of Justice initiative, scheduled to come into effect in April 2013, to allow for up to 25% of damages awards to be deducted from victims of clinical negligence. YLAL has previously branded the scheme a “regressive tax”.
The petition is available here.
Read the Law Society Gazette article about AVMA’s campaign here.