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  • Paul Stubbs - Litigation
    How do I make a personal injury claim?
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    Personal Injury is a very complex sector of law, and claims can often get very complicated. A solicitors help is vital if your personal injury claim is to be successful and straightforward. It is normally the case that someone or something else has been at fault for your accident, at home, at work or outdoors…. Learn more

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    FCA Report on Mobile Phone Insurance Deems Some Claims ‘Impossible’
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    The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has completed a study that reveals it is almost ‘impossible’ to successfully make an insurance claim to recover lost phones.   It follows that the insurance cover purchased by the phone user / owner and sold by the phone or network provider is misunderstood with the customer believing he can make… Learn more

  • Paul Stubbs - Litigation
    What is contentious probate and what does it mean to me?
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    Contentious Probate claims are one of the biggest areas of litigation and put simply, are claims challenging the validity of a will when the testator passes away and in some cases, the distribution of the assets in the testator’s estate.   The effect of a contested probate claim on beneficiaries and executors cannot be underestimated… Learn more

  • Paul Stubbs - Litigation
    How do I know if I am entitled to make a claim against someone’s estate?
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      We are often asked by clients how they can find out whether they are entitled to make a claim against an estate of someone who has passed away.  We are experts in providing advice for making a claim against a deceased’s estate under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. If you… Learn more

  • Paul Stubbs - Litigation
    Employment Tribunal Fees Introduced in a bid to cut “unnecessary” claims
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    Historically applications to the Employment Tribunal have been exempt from fees although the County and High Courts have made use of a fee paying system for some time.  Whilst a ‘free service’ for Claimants has meant access to the judicial system for all employees regardless of their income, it has also given rise to Claimants… Learn more

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    Predicted rise in claims against surgeons over a ‘cosmetic crisis’ waiting to happen
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      It is anticipated there will be a rise in claims made against surgeons and beauticians performing cosmetic procedures for negligent treatment falling below the expected standard of care. A review commissioned by the Department of Health has warned cosmetic procedures such as botox injections and laser hair removal treatments are a “crisis waiting to… Learn more

  • Paul Stubbs - Litigation
    Claims management firms face new rules over PPI claims
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      New rules have been approved following consultation by the Ministry of Justice meaning claims management companies will be prevented from unfairly ‘cashing in’ on compensation payments obtained by people who have been mis-sold policies. Claims management companies in England and Wales must now obtain written agreement from clients before pursuing claims and charging a… Learn more

  • Don’t be fooled by PI referral fee ban
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    April 1st sees a ban introduced on the payment of referral fees for personal injury (PI) cases, as part of the government’s efforts to help reduce the perception of the UK as having a ‘compensation culture’.   The ban applies to all regulated persons, including both solicitors and claims management firms, and the Solicitors Regulation… Learn more

  • Paul Stubbs - Litigation
    Only in America– Prisoners sue beer manufacturers
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    Prisoners inIdaho’s Kuna prison facility launched legal claims against beer manufacturers such as Jim Beam. They claim the beer manufacturers failed to put adequate warnings on its products detailing how addictive alcohol can be. As a result of this failing or breach of duty of care, the prisoners became addicted to alcohol and committed crimes…. Learn more

  • Paul Stubbs - Litigation
    Personal Injury Reforms
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    Justice Secretary Chris Grayling recently outlined proposals for reforms in personal injury road traffic accident claims he anticipates will benefit honest drivers who have had to ‘bear the price of a system that has been open to abuse’.  The proposals, due to face consultation in March 2013 are intended to reduce fraudulent claims and will… Learn more


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