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Chief Executive of the Law Society, England and Wales, speaks on Brexit

Posted by Lynne on June 29th 2016
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Catherine Dixon, chief executive of the Law Society of England and Wales, said yesterday, changes to key laws in the wake of Brexit could take years to accomplish and pledged the Law Society would work with the solicitor profession, their clients, the public and with government to support a calm transition in the wake of […]

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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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Slip and Trip Statistics 2013

Posted by Lynne on June 3rd 2013
(Personal Injury)

Here is our latest infographic we have created using facts and statistics about slips and trips. Embed This Image On Your Site (copy code below): Courtesy of: Stripes Solicitors

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Personal Injury Compensation Claims

Posted by Andrew Stripe on March 25th 2013
(Blog, Industrial Diseases, Personal Injury)

What ‘s happening to our access to justice? Many readers will have, understandably, completely missed the sea-change in the court landscape over the past few months. No win No Fee arrangements or Conditional Fee Agreements were first introduced in England and Wales for a range of court cases in 1995, ultimately replacing jaded ‘Legal Aid.’ […]

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MPs stand up against PI upheaval

Posted by Daniel Geller on March 12th 2013
(Blog, Personal Injury)

The government has been called upon to halt personal injury law reforms amidst ‘deep concern’ at the pace and extent of change. So far seven MPs from Labour and the Liberal Democrats have signed an early day motion in the House of Commons asking the government to carry out an impact assessment of the Jackson […]

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Further update – 10% uplift on damages.

Posted by Andrew Stripe on October 31st 2012
(Personal Injury)

The Court of Appeal has overturned the judgment in Simmons v Castle, that applied a 10% uplift to general damages in all cases where the claimant entered into a conditional fee agreement (CFA) and judgment given before 1 April 2013 following an appeal by the Association of British Insurers. The Court also clarified the categories […]

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Motor insurers face competition probe

Posted by Daniel Adcock on October 9th 2012
(Personal Injury)

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has referred the motor insurance industry to the Competition Commission after finding that motorists are being charged too much after an accident. The OFT provisionally decided to refer the market in May this year after a study found evidence that insurance companies were inflating premiums for drivers through ‘dysfunctional’ […]

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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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