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UK: WAR VETS UPSET OVER AMBULANCE CHASING LAWYERS…….

Could you ever imagine Nazis and Bushido Japanese launching lawsuits against the soldiers of the victorious Allied Powers after WWII? Neither can I.

We have to end this lunacy.

Furious war veterans demand: Ban foreigners from claiming legal aid to hound our soldiers: ‘Ambulance-chasing’ firms should not be handed taxpayers’ money 

Foreign citizens who make often ‘spurious’ claims of mistreatment against British troops should be banned from claiming legal aid, top military brass demanded last night

Foreign citizens who make often ‘spurious’ claims of mistreatment against British troops should be banned from claiming legal aid, top military brass demanded last night

  • Anger over the inquiry into soldiers’ behaviour during Iraq War intensified 
  • The furious war veterans also demanded an inquiry into the firms and said they should be prosecuted for using agents 
  • ‘Touting for business’ is a breach of the Solicitors’ Code of Conduct 
  • Around one third of cases against British troops have been knocked back

Foreign citizens who make often ‘spurious’ claims of mistreatment against British troops should be banned from claiming legal aid, top military brass demanded last night.

As anger over the inquiry into UK soldiers’ behaviour during the 2003 Iraq War intensified, they said ‘ambulance-chasing’ law firms should not be handed taxpayers’ money.

They also demanded an inquiry into the firms and said they should be prosecuted for using agents, such as Abu Jamal, who persuaded a grieving widow to mount a claim against the MoD in the aftermath of the war.

The practice of ‘touting for business’ is a breach of the Solicitors’ Code of Conduct whether it is undertaken by the firm or an agent working for them.

Colonel Richard Kemp, a former commander in Afghanistan, said: ‘We need to deny legal aid to foreign citizens making claims against our troops. This is the major factor that encourages so many of these cases.

‘They [law firms] should be prosecuted if they are found to be breaking the law and struck off if they are breaking the Solicitors’ Code of Conduct.

‘The Government needs to find a better way of stopping all of these fraudulent claims coming in and filtering out the genuine ones.’

Read more: H/T: Buck

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