Diane Abbott slams 'ambulance chasing' lawyers 'hounding Grenfell Tower survivors'

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Diane Abbott has hit out at “ambulance chasing” lawyers after allegations that survivors of the Grenfell Tower blaze are being hounded about legal representation. 

In an email sent to legal associations including the Law Society and Bar Council, the shadow home secretary claimed her office had received numerous complaints about the behaviour of some law firms.

She said survivors had reported feeling “intimidated” into signing up for legal representation at the forthcoming public inquiry “on the premise that success depends on them all (a group of survivors) instructing one legal professional and/or firm”. 

Earlier this month, one law firm suspended two paralegals after a poster was put up offering legal support.

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Grenfell Tower: Residents have complained they are being ‘hounded’ (Getty Images)

Labour MP Ms Abbott said that “ambulance chasing” like that is “disgraceful.”


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