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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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Mesothelioma Claim – Landmark judgement

Posted by Lynne on October 22nd 2014
(Industrial Diseases, mesothelioma)

The Supreme Court ruled today that an asbestos–related cancer victim should receive compensation, even though he was not working directly with the substance. The claimant, Percy McDonald died from mesothelioma in February 2014. He was a delivery driver whose work included driving to Battersea Power Station to pick up waste products between 1954 and 1958. […]

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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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Mesothelioma Claims

Posted by Daniel Adcock on June 4th 2013
(Blog, mesothelioma)

Disbursement Funding Allowed A High Court ruling in favour of a firm providing disbursement funding to its clients under a credit agreement indicates it is possible for a firm to provide funding and recover the interest on monies effectively loaned for the purpose of bringing a claim from the Defendant where it is successful. The […]

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Mesothelioma Claim – recent settlement

Posted by Brian Robinson on May 7th 2013
(Blog, Industrial Diseases, mesothelioma)

Brian Robinson, Joint Head of Industrial Disease at Stripes Solicitors, has recently settled another Mesothelioma case this week for £133,000.  The client developed breathing difficulties in or around June 2010 and was found to have right-sided pleural effusion with CT scan evidence of pleural thickening.  The client was subsequently closely monitored and a biopsy carried […]

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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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