We have warned that clinical negligence victims will be the main casualties in government plans to save the NHS money, if adequate time is not taken to get the process of fixing costs right.

Clinical negligence victims will be the main casualties in government plans to save the NHS money if adequate time is not taken to get the process of fixing costs right, the Law Society has warned.

Commenting on the government’s long-awaited response to its consultation on fixing recoverable costs for low value clinical negligence cases, Law Society president Joe Egan said: ‘While the Law Society does not oppose fixed recoverable costs in principle, the real savings for the NHS will come from learning from its mistakes and increasing patient safety.’