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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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Industrial Deafness Claim

Posted by Daniel Adcock on November 5th 2013
(industrial deafness claims)

 Recent Settlement Our client came to us for legal advice regarding the difficulty she was experiencing with her hearing, in particular trouble hearing the television and struggling to understand others on the telephone. Work history revealed exposure to excessive noise whilst working in a Mill as a winder within the weaving department.  The clamaint would be exposed […]

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Industrial Deafness – recent settlement

Posted by Daniel Adcock on May 17th 2013
(Blog, industrial deafness claims)

Garrett Spring, Head of Industrial Disease at Stripes Solicitors, has just successfully settled another Industrial Deafness/ Noise Induced Hearing Loss claim for compensation.  The claim included five defendants no less! The claimant was initially first made aware of his hearing difficulties when speaking with others on the telephone.  It was then other family members that pointed out to […]

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Industrial Deafness Compensation Claim -settled

Posted by Lynne on May 16th 2013
(Blog, industrial deafness claims)

Garret Spring, Director of Industrial Disease at Stripes Solicitors, has just successfully settled another Industrial Deafness claim for compensation. The claimant was exposed to excessive levels  of noise during the course of his employment as a mechanic with Soutar and Rhodes between 1972 and 1987. His employment duties included carrying out high performance engine tuning and […]

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Deafness Claim Compensation

Posted by Daniel Adcock on July 23rd 2012
(industrial deafness claims, Industrial Diseases)

MOD payout to hearing loss cadet. A former army cadet who suffered permanent hearing damage during a training exercise in 2008 has received a £27,500 pay-out from the Ministry of Defence. Storm Rae, 23, was taking part in a training exercise in Norway in 2008, and claimed she was given insufficient ear protection and as […]

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Industrial Deafness Claim

Posted by Daniel Adcock on June 21st 2012
(industrial deafness claims, Industrial Diseases)

Ex-potter wins industrial deafness claim: A former pottery worker who was employed by the now-dissolved John Tams Group PLC has won his 5-year long compensation claim against the firm’s insurers. Adrian Ward has been awarded £3,000 for hearing damage suffered as a result of being exposed to levels of noise considered to be ‘excessive and […]

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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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