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Author:Nick Bettridge

Harlequin Property Investment Misselling

Harlequin Group Harlequin Group offered investors the chance to invest in properties abroad.  Investments were often missold as they were unsuitable for the investors’ attitude to risk and hundreds of investors lost money. The investments were at best high risk and not easily transferred or cashed in and so were unsuitable for most customers and […]

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Cycling accidents caused by tram tracks

As a cyclist there are many obstacles to contend with on the roads.  Something I have come across is the hazard caused by tram tracks. There are 2 obvious hazards: 1. the slipping hazard caused by the smooth material of the track and any surrounding track bedding on which tyres can slip due to the […]

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Burgess Williams Financial Management Limited, La Perla No. 1, AIS

We have represented several clients who were given inappropriate investment advice by this independent financial advisor (Paul Chandler and his colleagues). The investments have often been in property schemes abroad that have not performed as promised and cannot then be sold or cashed in. Investments we have seen that have been held to be inappropriate […]

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CHANGES TO PERSONAL INJURY CLAIMS FROM APRIL 2020

IMPORTANT NOTICE From April 2020 the government are changing the law relating to personal injury claims in a BIG way. Whiplash reform “Whiplash injury” means a sprain, strain, tear or rupture of one or more of the muscles, tendons or ligaments in the neck or back which has been caused by the backward or forward […]

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Leasehold problems

For most people the biggest financial purchase is a house.  Many people who believe they have bought the house they live in actually only own the leasehold. Leases are a form of ownership but not the same as owning the freehold. Owning the freehold is owning the building and the land it is built on.  […]

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Injuries from fibreglass – burns and embedded fibres

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How to claim from the Financial Services Compensation Scheme

The Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) is the last resort when your attempts to recover monies have failed. First try and complain to the company who held your money or advised you on the investment. If they do not deal with your complaint in time (8 weeks) or reject it take your complaint to the […]

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Driving licence points and disqualification

Most of us have had points on our driving licence at some point in our lives.  If you have a string of minor offences such as speeding the fixed penalty 3 points can add up and once you have 12 points you are at risk of getting what is called a “totting up” ban. There […]

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London Capital and Finance Plc and Mini Bonds

London Capital and Finance Plc appointed administrators on 30-01-19.  The Administrators’ job is to act in the best interests of the creditors of the company (the people who the company owes money to). The directors of London Capital and Finance have confirmed that the company is insolvent. London Capital and Finance had been marketing for […]

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How to claim compensation for Criminal Injuries

Victims of criminal activity which has resulted in injuries can claim compensation under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme. Your injuries could be physical, mental or a combination of both. The Scheme sets rules for making claims and a tariffs for the amount of compensation. Every case is decided on the facts giving rise to the […]

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