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Bogus holiday sickness clampdown must not hit genuine claims

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Moves to clampdown on bogus holiday sickness claims should not be allowed to undermine genuine cases. 

Moves to clampdown on bogus holiday sickness claims should not be allowed to undermine genuine cases, the Law Society of England and Wales warned today.

Responding to a Ministry of Justice (MoJ) consultation, the Law Society said it backed the government in seeking to clamp down on fraudulent claims.

Law Society president Joe Egan said: “Fraudulent claims should be stamped on and claims companies which seek to profit from bogus or exaggerated claims must be brought to task.

“We would like to see a ban on cold calling put in place for all personal injury cases to protect consumers, and we condemn unauthorised and unethical claims management activity in this area. That said, in clamping down on dodgy business practices, ministers should be careful not to penalise people with honest or more complex claims. It is important that those with genuine cases should receive fair and just compensation.”





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