Jack Straw attacks referral fee system

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Mr Straw said that the no-win, no-fee system needed to be speedily reformed, as Lord Justice Jackson's 2010 review recommended and that the law on damages for whiplash should be changed to require proof of serious injury.

Writing after a friend of his had been "bombarded" with texts and emails following an accident Mr Straw recounted how at a meeting with the Association of British Insurers a senior executive, told him: "This is the industry's dirty secret. It's we, the insurance companies, who

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