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Two pieces of legislation came into force at the end of 2018 which will transform the personal injury sector. Royal assent has been granted for both the Civil Liability Bill and Courts and Tribunals (Judiciary and Functions of Staff) Bill. The Civil Liability Act is likely to come into force in April 2020 and introduces...
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No one plans to be injured, but unfortunately in our fast paced and busy modern day lives, accidents and injuries do happen on a daily basis. Those who suffer needless harm as a result of another’s failure to take proper care should not have to suffer any further or lose out financially as a result....
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The government has announced that it is going to go ahead with plans to increase the small claims limit for personal injury claims. The threshold will be increased from £1,000 to £5,000 for road traffic accident claims and £2,000 for other personal injury claims. This is a departure from the government’s initial plan to increase...
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It has been confirmed that Durham Constabulary are submitting files to the Crown Prosecution Service to consider prosecutions following operation ‘Seabrook’; one of the largest investigations into historic sexual and physical abuse at Medomsley Dentention Centre near Ebchester, County Durham. You can read more about the investigation by clicking the link below – http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/15065633.Police_send_32_files_to_Crown_Prosecution_Service_following_investigation_into_Medomsley_Detention_Centre__near_Consett/ Hewitts...
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It has been reported that as of Wednesday 17th August, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) had intervened in the Manchester-based industrial disease firm, Isaac Abraham Solicitors. On visiting the firm’s website, the following notice has been posted; As of Wednesday 17th August 2016, the practice of Ms Safina Shah has been intervened into by the...
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The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) have launched a social media campaign which encourages people to report details of cold calls and text messages for personal injury. Most people hang up immediately if they receive a cold call, and many think the frequency of calls and text messages about personal injury is on the...
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You may have read in the news recently that AC/DC front man, Brian Johnson, has been advised to stop touring at the risk of going deaf. The lead singer, who has been with the band since 1980, has been diagnosed with noise induced hearing loss caused by prolonged exposure to excessive noise levels. It has...
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Under the Fatal Accidents Act 1976 a dependant of a person killed in an accident caused by the negligence of another can make a claim for compensation. The Act allows the following categories of people to claim:- Wife or husband or former wife/husband of the deceased The civil partner Any person who was living with...
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New changes to Part 36 offers come in to effect from 6 April 2015. Part 36 offers are offers to settle civil proceedings before trial, made subject to Part 36 of the Civil Procedure Rules. There are specific rules which apply to these type of offers, which encourage settlement of disputes between parties by providing...
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