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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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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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