Government to ban referral fees

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The government has said it will ban the payment of referral fees in personal injury cases as the current arrangements had led to high costs, encouraged a compensation culture and led to the growth of an industry which pursued claimants for profit.

Justice Minister Jonathan Djanogly said: "The 'no-win, no-fee' system is pushing us into a compensation culture in which middle men make a tidy profit which the rest of us end up paying for through higher insurance premiums and higher prices.

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