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Author:Nick Bettridge

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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Rotator cuff shoulder injury

Your shoulder is a complex joint and injuries can affect your whole life.  Rotator cuff tears often require surgery to repair the tear. If you have injured your shoulder in an accident at work or a fall you may be able to claim compensation. A rotator cuff tear that is repaired but leaves you with […]

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Accidents involving uninsured or untraced drivers

Have you been involved in a road traffic accident where the other driver is uninsured or a hit and run where they are untraced? You might have been a cyclist hit by a larger vehicle whose driver was unaware of the collision and carried on regardless. If you have been injured or have damaged property […]

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Civil Court Fee Refund Scheme

The Ministry of Justice has said it will create a scheme for claimants who have overpaid court fees.  If your claim proceeds through the online Claims Portal (as most injury claims for less than £25,000 will) and you cannot reach a settlement you proceed to what is called Stage 3.  This involves issuing a Part […]

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How to Claim a refund of the court fee for registering Powers of Attorney

If you have registered a power of attorney between 1st April 2013 and 31st Match 2017 and paid a fee you should be entitled to a refund of some of the fee paid. This is meant to be a straight forward process and can be done online here. This is one of many court fees […]

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Government proposals to reduce compensation for whiplash

The Government are pushing through a bill at the moment that will reduce the compensation people can recover for whiplash sustained in a road traffic accident. Read more here. For example the bill proposes the following and I give an indication of what the Courts would give (based on their Guidance in the Judicial Studies […]

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