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It’s Not What You Say But What You Do That Counts

In Blog, Recent Cases by AAH

I set up my practice in November 2000, and brought enquiry of a young boy named A with me. This file has therefore been in my firm since November 2000. As the injured minor was under age I was retained by his mother who is called a Litigation Friend for the purpose of litigation in civil courts in England and …

The Worst Day and Worst Week of The Year Has Finished

In Blog, General litigation, General Litigation, Recent Cases, Type of Claims by AAH

With the prominence of personal injury claim, many members of the public often thinks that firms like mine only deals with personal injury litigation.  That is not the case. I was trained in a general practice and specialised at an insurance practice, Vizards.  In both these places I have handled all types of litigation including claims for property damage, professional negligence against doctors, hospitals, accountants …

Rain, Wind and Motorway Driving

In Blog, News by AAH

Wet weather. In wet weather, stopping distances will be at least double those required for stopping on dry roads (download ‘Typical stopping distances’ (PDF, 127KB)). This is because your tires have less grip on the road. In wet weather you should keep well back from the vehicle in front. This will increase your ability to see and plan ahead if the …

Staged and Fraudulent Personal Injury Claims

In Blog, News by AAH

Staged and Fraudulent: In recent weeks fraudulent claims and the imprisonment of claimants pursuing a claim for a staged or deliberate accident have been before the courts and those who have been found to have staged or fraudulently made a claim against an insurance company have been sent to prison. The explanation behind imprisonment is that in any civil claim …

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Why keeping a small claim limit to £1000 matters

In costs, General Litigation, News by AAH

This week the Minister of Justice announced further changes to personal injury funding and your lawyers fees. It has agreed to keep the Small claim limit of £1000 for injury claim. This means that claims valued at 1000 -25000 for injury will be allocated to fast track. If as advocated by insurance companies it was increased to £5000 injury claim …