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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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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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23rd October 2013
He requested assistance from us when his then team of lawyers terminated their retainer on the basis that there was no reasonable prospect of the case succeeding. Despite this, we took the claim on and pressed ahead with the issue of proceedings. Although we eventually managed to secure an adequate settlement, which was in excess of the figure that had been requested by his previous…
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22nd October 2013
The bus company originally denied liability, but eventually relented. Consequently, our team of skilled personal injury solicitors were not only able to help the client claim compensation, but also obtain damages to fund the costs of private psychological counselling after the individual started showing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. The claim was taken up to the point where the amount of damages was being assessed,…
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14th October 2013
And, as Wills solicitors across the country prepare to embark on charitable Will-writing initiatives throughout October, it is hoped that the plight of the characters may urge viewers who have not made provision for their loved ones to take this chance to prevent the same occurrence from happening in the event of their early death. In the programme, the lack of a Will and what…
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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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16th July 2013
Sometimes this means that medical professionals have not even have had time to finish treating their injuries, before someone phones the injured individual attempting to get a new client. Furthermore, some people have reported being approached by claims company representatives at the scene of their accident, as well as in hospital waiting rooms, and on some occasions have been pursued for weeks after their accident…
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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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14th May 2012
Action for Brain Injury week is from 14th to 20th May 2012 and is run by the charity Headway, with whom we are closely associated, which has been set up to give help and support to people affected by brain injury. Each year an estimated one million people attend hospital A&E departments in the UK following head injury. It is believed that many more head…
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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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