Plans to Cut Law Firms Compensation Cover

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has responded angrily to plans put forward by the Legal Services Board (LBS) to cut the minimum level of insurance cover which insurance companies must have from £2 million to just £500,000.

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Should Whiplash Compensation be Banned Altogether?

A senior figure in the insurance industry has suggested that now is the time for whiplash compensation to be stopped completely. James Dalton, who is the Association of British Insurers’ head of motor and liability, called for a public debate about

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Claims for Mishandling of Deceased Estates on the Rise?

Have you made your will yet? Over half of UK adults have failed to make a will, most of them stating that they’ve just never got round to it, or don’t have anything of value to leave anyway. However, it’s not all good news for the 48% of adults who have made their will. A…

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Industrial Hearing Loss

We’ve come a long way here in the UK since the Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) laid the foundations for improving safety practices at work. In the last 40 years deaths and serious injuries at work have decreased dramatically, but despite improvements, there are still many people every year who

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Rising Number of Clinical Negligence Cases

According to the National Health Service’s own legal department, the move by many personal injury compensation companies into clinical negligence work has resulted in an “unprecedented” rise in the number of new cases. In the NHS Litigation Authority’s most recent annual report, figures are revealed which shows that the number of clinical negligence claims in…

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Legal Profession May be Entitled to Charge Additional Fees

A recent ruling by the government that it had been unfairly discriminating against part-time fee-paid judges means that thousands in the legal profession could be able to claim back extra fees. The government has set up a special unit called the Judicial Pay Claims Unit (JPCU) to deal with any fee claims.

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Things to Consider When Making a Whiplash Claim

If you’ve ever suffered from whiplash, or know someone who has, you’ll know just how painful and limiting it can be. The most common cause of a whiplash injury is being involved in a car accident, and if you’ve been injured in an accident which was not your fault, you may consider making a whiplash…

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What Causes Industrial Deafness?

There is a term that is quite well known in the world of job related injury claims: industrial deafness. It is an alarmingly frequent issue that can creep up, especially in certain work environments. This form of deafness occurs when noises caused by equipment, the area where work is being performed, or other noises reaches…

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