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20th May 2022
Good evidence and advice from expert specialists proved the key to success for our Charles O’Brien in a recent complex personal injury case in which he secured a substantial sum for a client who suffered a severe brain injury. This was a complicated case because our client had pre-existing brain damage which meant they were not able to work before the accident and lived in…
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27th April 2022
This week is likely to see another major change in the law relating to marriage in England and Wales with the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Minimum Age) Act 2022 likely to receive Royal assent and become law. Many will be surprised to learn that it is currently possible to get married or enter into a civil partnership at the age of 16 if the minor…
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25th April 2022
In our experience, insurance companies are increasingly seeking to prove that those claiming to have sustained serious personal injuries have been “fundamentally dishonest”. If it can be shown that a Claimant has been dishonest in a way that goes to the heart of the case (which may include deliberately exaggerating the extent of injury, disability or loss), then no compensation or legal costs will be…
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05th April 2022
For years, family law practitioners have been campaigning for a change to the divorce law in England and Wales. The old system, which had been law since the early 70’s, stipulated that the petitioner had to blame the other spouse for the breakdown of the marriage, either through unreasonable behaviour or adultery, unless they were happy to wait 2 years and use the fact of…
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08th March 2022
On 29 January 2022, amendments were made to the Highway Code to seek to improve safety (in particular) for pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders. The changes followed a public consultation ending in October 2020. A hierarchy of road users is now recognised, with pedestrians as the most vulnerable, and with drivers of HGV’s and other large vehicles bearing the greatest responsibility to take care and…
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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
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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