Frank Furedi talks to Tim Black about his new report on how the compo frenzy is fuelling a climate of suspicion across the public sector.
Growing numbers of schools are banning playground games and class trips as “ambulance chasing” solicitors swamp head teachers with compensation claims, according to research. By Graeme Paton, Education Editor.
By Nicola Woolcock, Education Correspondent.
Education and health professionals are putting litigation avoidance above what is best for pupils and patients, a study says.
By Jeremy Laurance.
A report has warned about the costs of a growing compensation culture in the UK, in particular for schools.
The growth of the "litigation culture" is draining hospitals and schools of money, a report published on Monday warns. By Julie Henry, Education Correspondent.
Fear of litigation is preventing teachers and health workers from doing their jobs.
Report claims that complaints against doctors and teachers reduces the quality of service; Legals claims against NHS account for 18 per cent of its budget. By Jo Macfarlane.
Britain’s compensation culture is damaging the quality of public services.