Britain’s biggest clinical negligence firm, Irwin Mitchell, was paid almost £30 million by the NHS in legal costs for medical negligence cases in 2015-16 alone, according to figures obtained by The Mail on Sunday under the Freedom of Information Act.

The Sheffield-based company, which like many firms attracts clients with the promise of so-called no win, no fee agreements, was paid a startling £29,027,575.

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