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Archive for March 2013

Don’t be fooled by the Theme Park waivers

Whilst it doesn’t currently feel very spring like, Easter is upon us and the schools are breaking up for the Easter holidays. This means that theme parks have re-opened for the year and if the weather improves, they will no doubt be a popular place for the family to go during school holidays. Most people have an enjoyable day out and leave without problem but there are an unfortunate few […]

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New rules will affect compensation

It is now only just over a week before first set of reforms, through the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 are implemented.  This will include the introduction of Qualified One-Way Costs Shifting (QOCS) which will see the end of the long running system, whereby the successful party in a case has been able to recover their legal costs in a personal injury claim.  The move comes […]

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The dangers of working with Asbestos

From the 1950s until the mid 1980s asbestos was widely used as a building material for multiple purposes in the UK. However, by the mid 1980’s the risks of working with and using asbestos were identified and its use within Europe and UK has since been banned.  Intact, asbestos materials are technically not dangerous; the real problem arises when asbestos is damaged causing asbestos fibres to become airborne and those […]

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Legal fee cuts may come at the expense of drivers

On Friday 1st March 2013, the High Court rejected a challenge against the forthcoming cuts to Claimant solicitor’s fees in road traffic accident (RTA) portal cases. As a result of the Court’s rejection, the cuts will see Claimant solicitor’s costs for RTA portal cases slashed from £1200 to £500 for cases worth up to £10,000 possibly by the end of April 2013. The portal scheme will also be extended to […]

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February Update on PIP Litigation

I would like to again introduce myself as the Solicitor who is now heading the PIP team, my name is Amie Pinnell and I would like to thank you all for your assistance in updating the PIP team with their enquiries over the last few months. I am pleased to confirm that we are making progress with your claims. Claim Against Surgeons or Group Litigation Order We have now obtained […]

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