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12th January 2015
So, you decide to move on from your current Premises.  Did you know that you may end up having to guarantee the performance of the incoming Tenant, possibly for years to come? If you are a Tenant and you intend to transfer your Lease to a new owner, you will most likely be asked to enter into an authorised guarantee agreement (“AGA”).  In 1995, a…
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08th December 2014
Even after all these (20 or so) years, personal injury lawyer Paul Fretwell recalls the devastating video footage that arrived from the insurance company in the case of one of his clients; she who, according to her evidence, could hardly get out of a chair and was disabled and suffered debilitating pain was shown hanging out her washing in the garden, and moving so fast…
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31st October 2014
Multinational insurance firm AXA has been successful in its private prosecution of a man who claimed £100,000 for an ‘injury’ he alleged he sustained while working for a haulage company. Paul Gustar had originally issued county court proceedings against his employer after damaging his back, although medical records revealed that the back injury he was suffering from had existed previously and occurred after he had…
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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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