HL Deb 28 April 2003 vol 647 c86WA
Lord Chan

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What is their response to the growing number of commercial underwriters who encourage those seeking to claim compensation for medical accidents to use their services to cover "no win no fee" arrangements. [HL2507]

Baroness Scotland of Asthal

Conditional fee arrangements ("no win no fee") supported by insurance policies can provide access to justice for individuals seeking to pursue meritorious clinical negligence cases but who are ineligible for legal aid. The insurance market provides a range of cover and is continuing to develop new products to support conditional fee agreements for civil actions including clinical negligence cases where the risks and legal costs are generally higher.