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Happy Christmas From The Ministry of Justice! Present For Rogue Directors & Dodgy Directors

Posted by Lynne on December 17th 2015
(asbestos, asbestosis claims, banking finance, banking litigation, Blog, Business, business finance, clinical negligence, Commercial Litigation, commercial litigation and dispute resolution, Commercial Property, Debt Recovery, industrial deafness claims, Industrial Diseases, Insolvency, Litigation, mesothelioma, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence)

Justice Minister Lord Faulks has announced that the recoverability of success fees and After The Event insurance premiums (ATE) will be removed. IP’s now have a limited time to review potential cases, enter into Conditional Fee Agreements and obtain ATE cover (which may require Counsel’s advice). As IP’s will be aware, the MoJ dropped plans […]

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Court fees could double

Posted by Lynne on July 23rd 2015
(asbestos, asbestosis claims, banking finance, banking litigation, Business, business finance, clinical negligence, Commercial Litigation, commercial litigation and dispute resolution, Commercial Property, Contract Law, Debt Recovery, Employment, health & safety, industrial deafness claims, Industrial Diseases, Insolvency, Litigation, medical negligence, mesothelioma, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence, Tax and Trust, wills)

Under a consultation announced yesterday by justice minister Shailesh Vara, the maximum fee for money claims would rise from £10,000 to £20,000. Currently fees are payable on 5% of the value of a claim up to a maximum of £10,000. Such measures would generate an estimated £48m a year in additional income. Justice minister Shailesh […]

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Incompetent Removal of asbestos results in large fine.

Posted by Lynne on May 29th 2014
(asbestos, asbestosis claims, Blog, environmental law, health & safety, Industrial Diseases, mesothelioma)

A specialist asbestos removal company based in Paisley, Scotland, has been recently found guilty of eight breaches of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006 and as a consequence fined a total of £109,000 and ordered to pay a further £42,100 in costs. The specialist asbestos removal company were instructed by the project demolition contractors to […]

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Asbestos exposure is still taking place….

Posted by Lynne on May 29th 2014
(asbestos, asbestosis claims, Blog, environmental law, health & safety, mesothelioma)

A Building Contractor based in Ipswich, Suffolk has been fined a total of £10,000 and ordered to pay £6,000 in costs after pleading guilty to breaching the ‘Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012’. The Building Contractors were employed by the Ipswich homeowners mid 2012 to build a single-story front garage extension and a kitchen conversion. The […]

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Mesothelioma news

Posted by Lynne on March 18th 2014
(asbestos, asbestosis claims, Blog, clinical negligence, Industrial Diseases, mesothelioma)

It is generally considered that mesothelioma, pancreatic cancer and ovarian cancer have poor survival rates and methods of effective treatments somewhat limited.  However the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Vaccine and Immunotherapy Center have derived a new innovative approach to cancer immunotherapy which may prove not only to be effectual but also cost-effective against some of […]

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Asbestos Compensation Claim – recent settlement

Posted by Brian Robinson on March 19th 2013
(asbestosis claims, Blog, Industrial Diseases)

Brian Robinson, a Director of Stripes Solicitors Industrial Disease department, has recently settled another asbestos claim for compensation. The Claimant worked as a plumber from approximately 1968 for a period of two years and then again in 1978 until about 1982, for the Defendant at various premises.  During this time the Claimant was exposed to and […]

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Asbestos related Disease Claims

Posted by Daniel Adcock on July 16th 2012
(asbestosis claims, Blog, Industrial Diseases)

Fund hope for asbestos-related disease claims A recent statement by Jonathan Djanogly to the House of Commons has raised hopes that a contingency fund scheme relating to asbestos-related disease claims will be created. It is proposed that the scheme, which would be funded by the insurance industry along similar lines to that of the Motor […]

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Latest News

10 Aug
Taylor Review of employment practices

Matthew Taylor, former aide to Tony Blair, in a recent government review of employment practices has suggested all work in the UK’s economy should be “fair and decent”. The report pays particular attention to the gig economy recommending the creation of a new category of worker, known as a ‘dependent contractor’, to provide additional rights […]

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What Clients Say

Originally we placed our case to recoup losses from a Builder who claimed that they had run out of finance and were unable to complete the contract we had to self fund the completion of the work.

We approached a Solicitor’s practice and they advised that after many months are investigation they felt that the builder could not repay the amount. We approached Stripes and they offered a no win no fee approached and we accepted.

Immediately they began proceedings against the Builder and they Court accepted the Claim and the Builder agreed to pay off the debt. Since then we have had a full settlement which Stripes concluded on our behalf.

Andrew Franks, Ellis Franks Ltd View More