6 Jul 2018

ACC's external dispute review service not legal - lawyer

From Morning Report, 8:24 am on 6 July 2018

A lawyer representing ACC claimants says the corporation has been acting illegally by contracting out its dispute resolution services to a private company. Dunedin barrister Warren Forster says this calls into question thousands of cases where people have lost a dispute over their claim. The Accident Compensation Corporation contracts the private company Fairway to resolve disputed claims but Mr Forster says they don't have the legal authority to do so. He talks to Jane Patterson.