ROAD TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS – CHANGES TO THE WAY LAWYERS ARE PAID AND HOW THAT MAY AFFECT YOUR CLAIM FOR PERSONAL INJURY

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ROAD TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS – CHANGES TO THE WAY LAWYERS ARE PAID AND HOW THAT MAY AFFECT YOUR CLAIM FOR PERSONAL INJURY In April 2010 the fixed fees (predictable costs) regime will be amended for road traffic accident claims. Following nearly two years of negotiation and protracted discussion the various parties (Claimant solicitors represented mainly by APIL, MASS and the TUC …

Third Party Capturing

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What is Third Party Capturing? Claimant solicitors and their professional bodies describe capturing of an injured party by a drivers road traffic insurers as third party capture. In practical terms this means injured persons are approached direct by the insurance company of the driver who is negligent and who maybe legally responsible for the cause of the accident. The person …

People have the right to make a claim

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IT is a fundamental right of people who have suffered injury or loss to make a compensation claim or other remedy that will attempt, as best as possible, to place that person in a position as if that injury or loss had not occurred. Such fundamental rights to be compensated are often denied to ordinary people who have legitimate and …

Our Letter to the Metro Newspaper

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We wrote to the Metro newspaper in relation to an Article in their newspaper issue of the 9th October 2008. This Article wrote about the awards and costs paid by local councils:   You are quoting officials from the council blaming the compensation culture created by no-win-no-feelawyers. They contend that legislation needed to be tightened up to prevent false claims. …

An update on CICA claims

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Introduction The Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme hit the headlines once more after the government published a consultation paper (Rebuilding Lives: Supporting Victims of Crime) with proposals to reform the scheme. Under the current scheme, victims of crime are awarded a sum of money to compensate them for their injuries. The Criminal Injuries Compensation scheme last hit the headlines recently after …