Oh dear. The legal profession is having a bad run of luck with the MOD, which has announced plans to remove the right of soldiers to sue it for negligence. Instead it will return to paying compensation on a no-fault basis.
While the lawyers complain vociferously about infringement of rights, a quick study of history and the facts means that, for once, the MOD has got it right. Before the repeal of the Crown Immunity all soldiers got fixed rates of compensation for injuries; £x for a leg, £y for a finger etc. The compensation was produced quickly, with no real fuss and no protracted legal wrangling. And no legal costs. Continue reading For Once the MOD is Right (and the Lawyers are wrong again)