Asbestos Exemption

Sufferers of asbestos-related cancer will initially be exempt from government changes to "no-win, no-fee" rules, a justice minister has said. Peers and campaigners say mesothelioma victims should be exempt because the illness's severity is indisputable.

Jonathan Djanogly said there would first be a review of the changes, which will see successful claimants pay part of their damages to their solicitors.

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