Lawyers are pocketing almost a third of the cash paid in compensation claims by the NHS each year.

Shocking new data obtained by the Sunday Mirror reveals that out of the £1.19billion paid in 2013-14, more than £350million went on legal fees.

Of that, £259million went to law firms fighting cases on behalf of patients and their families. The other £92million was paid to lawyers defending claims on behalf of the National Health Service .

Reported by the Daily Mirror. You can read the full story here. 

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