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The importance of getting your dates right when bringing a claim

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The key area I am focusing on today is getting your dates right. You might wonder why this is so important, but the success or failure of a claim can largely depend on the evidence obtained at the outset of a claim. Pursuing a personal injury claim ...

Recent claim success: dangers on your doorstep

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I recently acted for a client in connection with a claim against Essex County Council as a result of an accident on the highway. The facts of this case are relatively straightforward but there were some slightly unusual factors afoot. The facts The...

FAQ: travel claims

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Every week, The Law Society invites law firms to take part in #solicitorchat on twitter and gives them the opportunity to answer a few quick legal queries. On this occasion our Personal Injury team won! Here’s what happened … How...

Defending a legal claim against you

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We talk a lot about how we can help if you have suffered injuries and financial losses as a result of an accident that wasn’t your fault . But we receive a significant amount of enquiries from people who have received court documents through the...

Ministry of Defence to issue ID cards to service leavers

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From 18 February 2019 armed forces veterans will receive an ID card which will help them access specialist support and services. The new ID cards will be issued to veterans leaving the military since December 2018. The Ministry of Justice has...

Road Safety Week 19-25 November #BikeSmart

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In recent years the popularity of cycling has increased, and it's easy to understand why - it’s a sustainable method of transportation, and an excellent way to keep fit! According to statistics taken from the European Cyclists’ Federation,...

Accidents whilst abroad should not be ignored

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Travel claims are a recurring feature on the news, often for all the wrong reasons. We recently took part in a Q&A on #SolicitorChat hosted by The Law Society on Twitter, themed around this controversial topic. Here are some popular travel claim-related...

Action for Brain Injury Week 2018

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To mark the final day of Action for Brain Injury (ABI) Week 2018, the team wore their #HatsForHeadway in support of the popular Twitter campaign led by Headway, the brain injury association. The campaign aimed to raise vital funds for the charity and...

The five things you need to know about the changes to the MOT test

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The Driver and Vehicle Standard Agency (DVSA) will introduce changes to the MOT test on 20 May 2018. The changes will affect cars, vans, motorcycles and other light passenger vehicles Here’s what you need to know: Categories will evolve from a...

Nottingham court case likely to set a new precedent

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The outcome of a case where a minor was injured falling into a collapsed manhole cover in Nottingham is likely to set a precedent for future cases regarding disputes on the maintenance of private land. Acting on behalf of the child, who cannot be named...

Mayor's Transport Strategy 2017

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On 21 June 2017 the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, published a draft of the Mayor’s Transport Strategy. Essentially, his strategy focuses on the problems and difficulties Londoners face with congestion, emissions, noise pollution,...

What does the Prisons and Courts Bill mean for motorists?

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The government published the Prisons and Court Bill on 27 February 2017 which included provisions to introduce: fixed tariff compensation on road traffic accidents (whiplash and minor psychological injuries); a ban on...