- Re-examining compensation for combat claims
- What is the background to this development?
- What are the key changes being proposed?
- Would the introduction of these proposals be a desirable development? What are the problems with the existing law that this measure is seeking to address? How successful will it be in doing so?
- Are there any possible drawbacks to the changes? Are the measures practical and capable of being effectively implemented and enforced?
- What impact could the changes have on practitioners? What should practitioners be mindful of when advising clients in this area?
Personal Injury analysis: The Ministry of Defence (MoD) plans to remove most claims arising from injury or death in combat from an adversarial legal process in which members of the armed forces or their families need legal representation. David Knifton, barrister at Exchange Chambers, discusses the proposals.
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