Monthly Archives: July 2011

New horse riding accidents claim website

We have just launched another new WordPress website – this one dealing with compensation claims which may arise out of horse riding accidents. Amongst the many issues dealt with on the new site are the following; Common types of horse riding claims The types of horse accident compensation that can be claimed for Horse riding […]

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The family business – 2 steps to limit the risks of divorce

The family business is particularly vulnerable to divorce. Without proper protection place, the divorce of one of the owners can have simply devastating consequences. On divorce, courts have power to look at all former matrimonial assets – and this can include any interests in the family business. So for example, as part of a financial […]

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Pressure to ban referral fees grows

The pressure for banning referral fees for personal injury and other civil litigation claims is growing. Earlier this month Lord McNally, the Justice Minister, described the governments view to the House of Lords as “sympathetic”  adding that if the ban was demanded by public opinion, the government would respond. Lord McFall, the Labour peer, described […]

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E conveyancing dropped by Land Registry

The prospect of more efficient electronic conveyancing has been put back, following the announcement this month by the Land Registry that they have given up on their e-transfer plan – writing off a cool wasted £11,000,000 spent on it into the bargain.  It seems likely that electronic conveyancing will be introduced eventually – the Land […]

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GP negligence claims up by 20 per cent in 12 months

60% of all medical negligence claims alleged against GPs are due to delayed or wrong diagnosis, according to the MDU (Medical Defense Union) which insures more than 50% of all GPs in the UK.  This is followed by 15% for failure to refer patients and 10% medication errors.  The MDU said it had opened nearly […]

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Common Reasons for Divorce

A recent study conducted in the US showed some of the most common reasons for divorce.  Infidelity You’re probably not surprised that this is one of the top causes of divorce, accounting for almost one third of US divorces. Other surveys showed that failed marriages were highly likely to have one or both of the […]

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Redundancy Protective Awards

As an employer you must take certain action if you plan on making at least twenty of your employees redundant. You must leave sufficient time and confer with a trade union that is independent and known for its collective bargaining. In the absence of an appropriate trade union, you must confer with the appropriate elected […]

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Personal Injury Claim …. How long do I have to act?

“Limitation Periods” are time limits placed on medical negligence or accident claims. It means that if you want to sue someone and make a personal injury claim, you must do it within the allotted period of time.  “Potential Defendants” are the people that will be sued if they lose the case for a personal injury […]

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What to do when a loved one dies

It is an extremely difficult time for you and those close to you when a loved one dies. Extensive support is available when this unfortunate event arises. There are certain documents that must be filled out and people that must be informed when this happens. If you are a family member or good friend of […]

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Family Mediation – The Right Approach

Since April 2011, the government has asserted that a couple planning on divorce should consider the use of family mediation before applying to the Courts. You may not have been aware of this recent development. As a couple considering divorce, the government say that you should have a minimum of one mediation awareness session. This is […]

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