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06th August 2014
In April last year the Government banned the sale and purchase of personal injury claims amidst concern that such practice was fuelling an increase in spurious claims. Whether that concern was true is questionable. Certain media outlets would have you believe all claimants are dishonest fraudsters, out to cheat the system. That plainly is not right. The Government has also allowed companies to buy and…
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06th August 2014
We are delighted to announce the launch of our new website. As well as being an in depth guide to our services, our team and our company profile, the website will be regularly updated with company news, events and interesting, relevant changes in legal practices that could affect you, your family, or your workplace. This website is fully readable on mobile devices such as phones…
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30th July 2014
Anyone suffering a whiplash injury will attest to just how painful and debilitating they can be. Whiplash is a term used to describe a neck injury caused by a sudden movement of the head forwards, backwards or sideways (laterally). Whiplash often occurs after a sudden impact such as a road traffic accident. The vigorous movement of the head damages the ligaments and tendons in the…
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16th July 2014
We all form contracts every day. Not all contracts need to be in writing (though some, such as some land contracts, do). When you buy a loaf of bread from your local shop, you offer to purchase it, the offer is accepted by the baker, you pay them your money and acquire your loaf. Congratulations, you have successfully entered into and performed a contract. Of…
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18th June 2014
Every individual in the UK has the benefit of a tax free allowance on death, called the Nil Rate Band.  This is currently £325,000. Where an individual’s net assets exceed the Nil Rate Band when they die, then Inheritance Tax (or IHT as it is more commonly referred to), is payable at 40% on the balance over the Nil Rate Band. So for example, if…
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21st May 2014
Last year saw significant changes to the way in which victims of accidents (car accidents, accidents at work etc.) who were injured, were able to access legal representation. After years of lobbying by insurance companies the government banned the payment of referral fees to “claims management” companies. These companies and even some motor insurance companies had generated huge incomes from ‘selling’ claims to the highest…
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23rd April 2014
  I recently reviewed the law on pre-marriage agreements (or “pre-nup’s”) in a local magazine article. The Courts have provided further clarification of when such agreements might be ignored. In one particular case, the agreement was prepared by an experienced adviser following full and frank disclosure and with the full understanding of the terms by be parties. Despite this, the Court would not enforce the…
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09th April 2014
A recent personal injury claim regarding a burn injury as a result of laser hair removal treatment has been settled in favour of the client by George Ide LLP, following further investigation into the injury. George Ide LLP was approached by a Miss T following laser treatment for hair removal which had caused injury in the form of severe burns to her legs. The injury…
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07th April 2014
Mr and Mrs L, a retired couple, were travelling in the front seat of a bus when the bus braked sharply and they were propelled out of their seat and on to the floor suffering injuries. Mr and Mrs L saw an advertisement for legal services fronted by Ester Rantzen and made contact with that company who referred the claim to solicitors in Hampshire. Those…
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28th March 2014
Most of us now use or have access to 'social media' of some sort. Twitter and Facebook are very much part of our everyday lives enabling any of us to communicate and express our views to both close friends and a wider audience. However, there are expensive lessons to be learned by the unwary. The golden rule must be “if you would not say something…
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