Frank Furedi

Sociologist, commentator and author of Culture of Fear, Where Have All The Intellectuals Gone?, Paranoid Parenting, Therapy Culture, and On Tolerance: In Defence of Moral Independence.
 
       
 

The Social Cost of Litigation

The immorality of compensation culture
spiked, 11 September 2012
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.

Compensation culture ‘putting curbs on school trips’
Daily Telegraph, 10 September 2012
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.

Complaints culture ‘drains schools and hospitals of billions’
The Times, 10 September 2012
By Nicola Woolcock, Education Correspondent.

Compensation Culture ‘Bleeding Dry’ Services
Sky News, 10 September 2012
Education and health professionals are putting litigation avoidance above what is best for pupils and patients, a study says.

‘Litigation culture’ is making Britain less safe, says report
Independent, 10 September 2012
By Jeremy Laurance.

Report slams compensation culture
Law on the Web.co.uk, 10 September 2012
A report has warned about the costs of a growing compensation culture in the UK, in particular for schools.

Litigation culture draining billions from hospitals and schools
Sunday Telegraph, 9 September 2012
The growth of the "litigation culture" is draining hospitals and schools of money, a report published on Monday warns. By Julie Henry, Education Correspondent.

The compensation culture is poisoning our society
Sunday Telegraph, 9 September 2012
Fear of litigation is preventing teachers and health workers from doing their jobs.

Complaints culture ‘is bleeding schools and hospitals dry’ as NHS faces £16bn of claims
Mail on Sunday, 9 September 2012
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.

Our rush to sue hurts patients and pupils
Sunday Times, 9 September 2012
Britain’s compensation culture is damaging the quality of public services.

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