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Product Liability

Check Your Bike!

We have recently been notified of a potential problem with a well known make of hybrid bike which could be potentially hazardous. Recently a client had purchased such a bike that within a few months had sustained a cracked crossbar. The bike was replaced with a similar model which is now only three years old. Not that long ago the client was riding in good conditions on a tarmac road when suddenly […]

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Unsafe Bike!

We have recently taken on cases whereby the client was riding a TREK mountain bike which had rear disc brakes fitted. The quick release lever on the on the rear wheel was found to be closing in a position whereby it would impact with the disc when the wheel was turning. This has led to significant injuries whilst the client’s were riding their bikes. In an article posted in Singletrack […]

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Let’s go shopping!!

According to figures published only this week the way we shop appears to have definitely changed. John Lewis reported like for like sales being up but mentioned that online sales far outstripped in store sales. Part of the reason for this appears to have been the “Black Friday” event which came just before the so called “Cyber Monday” event. There are of course advantages to online shopping, one of which appears […]

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Beware of Faulty Products

Product Liability Claims

The number of people injured every year as a result of purchasing faulty products remains a cause for concern despite the fact that many of these goods carry either the Kitemark and/or the CE marking.  Goods displaying the Kitemark mean that the British Standards Institute [BSI] has independently tested it and has confirmed that the product conforms to the relevant British Standard.  It then issues a BSI license to the […]

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Henna Tattoos

I’m always amazed at the array of tattoos that people have and because of the potential risks with conventional methods the Henna Tattoo has grown hugely in popularity. What’s worrying is the number of people that are suffering serious side effects from the popular ‘Black Henna’ tattoos and claims for compensation have increased significantly.  One in ten Britons has had a tattoo, many carried out abroad, but a little research […]

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