British Justice Minister investigated for conflict of interest

October 17, 2011 Deep cuts to the British Legal Aid budget have attracted significant controversy, and now more fuel has been added to the fire with accusations that British Justice Minister Jonathan Djanogly will make personal financial gains from changes he is proposing.

Alongside plans to reduce the Legal Aid budget by £350m, Djanogly is also introducing legislation that will shift some of the costs of no win, no fee cases away from insurers and onto winning claimants. This change will be a boon to the insurance industry, in which Djanogly reportedly has at least £250,000 in shares.

Djanogly has put his investments in a blind trust, but he's still being investigated by both the Ministry of Justice and the Cabinet Office.


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