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Plans to cut legal aid for medical negligence opposed

22 September 2011 Last updated at 18:12 BST

A charity has begun a legal challenge over government proposals to axe legal aid for victims of medical negligence.

Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) is seeking a judicial review of the plans it calls "completely irrational".

It fears the most vulnerable people who are injured by negligent NHS treatment will be denied access to justice.

Clive Coleman reports.