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30th November 2021
When it comes to e-scooters there are two important distinctions to be made: those that are privately owned and those that are rented. The law currently treats them very differently. The difference is fairly binary. Rental e-scooters can be ridden legally on public roads whereas privately owned e-scooters cannot be ridden on public roads, though they may be ridden on private land. You can rent…
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30th November 2021
On 22 October 2021 the High Court in London gave judgment in the case of Lauren Parker (LP) v Clive McClaren (CM). LP, then aged 23, was on a night out with friends in York city center at 11.20pm on Saturday 6 May 2017 when she was knocked down by a taxi (driven by CM). LP ran across the road in front of the taxi…
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30th November 2021
Whilst out cycling in December 2015, I was knocked off my bike by a motorist who failed to see me as he pulled out onto a roundabout. My right ankle was crushed in the accident, and I was rushed to the Royal Sussex Hospital in Brighton, where I underwent a series of operations to save my foot and ankle. The NHS team performed nothing short…
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30th November 2021
On 19 October 2021 the Court of Appeal upheld the High Court’s decision that a child’s compensation should be reduced by the “unusually low” figure of 10%. On 17 October 2015, a 13 year-old child (G) was crossing a West London residential road when he was struck by a car driven by the Defendant (M) who was approaching at 45 mph in a 20 mph…
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29th November 2021
NEW FREE PARENTING GUIDE OFFERED TO SEPARATING FAMILIES IN LOCATION Tina Day and Alice Leadbeatter from George Ide are offering the guide for free to local families who are divorcing or separating The Parenting Through Separation Guide is written by family professionals and advises parents of how to put their children first during a separation The guide is launched during Good Divorce Week which runs from…
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26th October 2021
Have you ever considered taking your salary, inheritance or any other lump sum you may have received and hiding it all under your bed as cash? If you have, you are not alone. For many people the idea of keeping money in a ‘safe’ place is the absolute priority and if it’s not hidden under the bed, a cash deposit account with a bank is…
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26th October 2021
Paul Fretwell, Head of George Ide’s personal injury team, was privileged to accompany his former client and below knee amputee, Rusty Brown, on his walk up Ben Nevis on 13 September 2021. As the Portsmouth News article confirms, Rusty has bravely and cheerfully “got his life back” following a horrific head-on car crash. The photo below shows the group at the summit. Rusty, on the…
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29th July 2021
It has been over 16 months since we entered the first lock down, and many of us have become dab hands at video calls on platforms we hadn’t even heard of before March 2020. Zoom, Teams and Facetime became the norm and although they work excellently for family catch ups and weekly quizzes, can you really have an effective Hearing via video link? Many clients…
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29th July 2021
As a Land Owner you may presume that you own not only the surface of your land, but also everything ‘right up to the heavens and down to the centre of the earth’ (or if you want the Latin term to impress at your next pub quiz night ‘Cujus est solum, eius est usque ad coelum et ad inferos’). Generally speaking, in modern legal terms…
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10th July 2021
If you take a lease of commercial premises it will usually be a ”FRI”, or full repairing and insuring lease. It surprises many people to learn that a tenant entering into a FRI lease takes on complete responsibility for repairs, even though the tenant was not responsible for the disrepair, or the disrepair already existed when the lease was granted. With this in mind, tenants…
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