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Removing red tape to protect good samaritans and responsible employers is "common sense", according to the Justice Secretary.
Plans to change the law so judges will have to give weight to factors when deciding negligence cases, including whether someone was acting responsibly, will give good samaritans the legal protection they deserve, Chris Grayling said.
Greater legal protection for responsible employers and do-gooders will be offered, if Government plans to strip red tape from "Britain's health and safety culture" go ahead.
Justice Secretary Chris Grayling wants to provide greater protection to those who end up involved in liability claims.
Measures are aimed at removing bureaucracy which sometimes deters would-be volunteers or helping a stranger, as they were worried about the threat of being sued for negligence.
Of the many people who do volunteer, research suggests that nearly half of them, 47%, are concerned about the risk of liability, he said.