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

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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 against the Defendant Insurance Companies primarily represented by the MIB, FOIL and the ABI) have finally reached an understanding. Told by …

Accidents in public places and Accidents at work causing personal injury – why Companies and Public bodies need not fear

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Radio 4 recently had a philosophical argument about private institutions and public bodies becoming risk averse and the reasons behind that. Many writers often advocate that public institutions such as government departments and local authorities have become unduly sensitive to potential claims arising out of the statutory activities and as a result are becoming more risk averse. In the tabloids …

ARE THE FOOTBALL LEAGUE AND FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION COMPLYING WITH LEGISLATION ON SEX AND RACIAL DISCRIMINATION

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The Minister for Sports has ticked off the Football Association (FA) and the Football League (League) for the lackadaisical way in which they tackle sexual equality and employment of women and individuals from the minority communities. The Government has noted that despite significant financial contribution from them neither of the Leagues has made significant progress as a public body to …

All about Third Party Capture

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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 …

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 …