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10th October 2014
A recent High Court decision of Mr Justice Mostyn shed light on how Courts may in the future deal with new relationships entered into after the marriage breaks down but before the financial settlement is made. Both parties were in their forties, the husband came from “a distinguished Welsh family”, while the wife worked as a journalist. The husband’s family were wealthy land owners and…
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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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13th September 2013
Natalya Rotenberg, who was married in 2005 and has two children with her former husband, sought to declare the marital property agreement void through Moscow's Tushinsky District Court. However, the claim has now been rejected according to RAPSI (Russian Legal Information Service). Divorce lawyers for the former husband said that the prenuptial agreement met all requirements of Russian legislation. It had been made on a…
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14th June 2012
The insurance industry is justifiably concerned about the volume of fraudulent claims which continue to be brought by highly dishonest (and criminal) members of the public. These fraudulent claims reportedly cost the insurance industry millions of pounds annually and leading insurance firm, Keoghs, have identified Birmingham, closely followed by Liverpool, East London, North London and Bradford as the major hotspots of this criminal activity. Insurers…
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26th April 2012
You may have noticed through reading this blog, or the daily newspapers, that the Government is putting in place a raft of reforms to the current personal injury compensation system in England and Wales which are due to be introduced in April 2013. The Government hopes that these reforms will reduce the number of claims brought, reduce the cost to the insurance industry of dealing…
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16th February 2012
The 32-year-old former soldier had been playing the arcade style machine when he hit the punch-ball and seriously injured his hand. He was rushed to Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary where he was told he had of the severity of the injury to tendons in his hand. He required 12 stitches as well as surgery to have a metal plate inserted into his right hand.The injury…
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19th December 2011
The two maintenance fitters suffered severe personal injuries when the door and supporting pillar of a roller shutter door they were trying to repair gave way.Workington Magistrates' Court heard that the incident, which took place 20 April 2009, caused both employees to suffer broken legs.One of the workers suffered a head injury when a section of the falling structure struck him on the head, splitting…
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26th August 2011
You may have read in the daily newspapers, or elsewhere, that the Government has decided to take action to stem the tide of what they, and the insurance industry, call the "compensation culture". Now, this phrase is not new; it was invented by the insurance industry at least 10 years ago. The insurance industry's argument has always been that this compensation culture was born out…
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04th October 2004
The Commercial Property Department is looking to recruit a fee-earner, preferably with some experience in Commercial Property, but we would consider anyone NQ up to 3/4 years PQE. Working as part of our Commercial Property team, the role involves dealing with commercial leases, acting for landlords and tenants, 1954 Act procedures, acquisition and disposal of commercial properties, commercial development (options, development agreements etc.) and some…
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