Bob and Sally Dowler, parents of murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler, and her sister Gemma (c)
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Dowler family back 'no-win no-fee' legal system

The family of Milly Dowler has written to the Government to say planned changes to 'no win, no fee cases' will leave people like them unable to take on companies like News International.

A letter from the Dowlers urges David Cameron not to take "rights away from ordinary people so that large companies could print whatever they like".

The government says its plans are intended to prevent "spurious cases".

It is understood the Dowlers are to receive a £2m settlement over the hacking of the murdered girl's phone.

Radio 5 live's Phil Williams spoke to their lawyer Mark Lewis who said that without the legal system, they would not have brought a case against News International.

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  • 23 Sep 2011
  • From the section UK