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21st November 2016
This week (21st-27th November, 2016) is the Brake charity’s Road Safety Week, a good opportunity for us all, as road users, to think about how safely we drive, ride, walk or run. As emphasised earlier this year by a recent Court of Appeal case, the nature and extent of our duty of care to each other very much depend upon particular circumstances. Judges are sometimes…
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11th November 2016
Reasons for having cosmetic surgery come in all shapes and sizes and, if successful, it can have a positive and profound impact. But make no mistake, cosmetic surgery is not to be undertaken lightly. Two recent reports dovetail neatly, if somewhat uncomfortably. Research results published by Girlguiding and information published by cosmetic surgery experts at the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) each paint a somewhat…
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03rd November 2016
Our personal injury department is proud to have once more been ranked in Chambers and Partners directory of leading firms. Chambers has ranked the team in "band 1". Of our team Chambers has said "Market-leading South Coast firm with an exceptional personal injury offering. Specialises in severe brain and spinal injury matters, as well as fatal accidents. Experienced at handling RTA cases, including incidents involving international…
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27th October 2016
In my field of work at George Ide LLP, I focus on larger value personal injury claims. My aim is to get a fair settlement providing a reasonable level of compensation for my clients, as early as possible. The claims process can be extremely stressful – clients have been badly injured and are having to get used to a new way of life, and many…
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21st October 2016
As members of the public we all interact with businesses and their employees. Normally, matters are conducted in an appropriate way — but occasionally things go wrong. So what happens if you are subjected to assault by a company employee? Like everyone else, an employee has a duty of care to the public and, if that employee causes injury by acting negligently or violently, then…
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04th October 2016
The issue of informed consent in the context of clinical negligence claims has attracted considerable attention over the past year after publicity surrounding a case in the highest law court in the land. Ruling on Montgomery .v. Lanarkshire Health Board in March 2015, the Supreme Court’s landmark decision is likely to define the law governing future cases for years to come — but what is…
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26th September 2016
Many people will never attend an inquest into the death of a loved one and, when the circumstances surrounding a fatality do require investigation, attending an inquest can be very worrying and confusing for relatives of the deceased. By shedding light on the function and scope of an inquest, I hope this article will help in some small measure to prepare those who, at a…
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15th September 2016
In recent years some insurers have striven to increase the efficiency with which they handle personal injury claims. Many now adopt a proactive approach and look to make first contact with an injured victim and potential claimant as part of a process called third party capture. The phrase is apt — the objective is to persuade the injured person to deal directly with the insurer…
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25th August 2016
One of the basic principles of insurance law is that of ‘uberrimae fidei’ which, roughly translated from the Latin, means that the parties to a contract of insurance are required to act in the ‘utmost good faith’. Basically this meant that, as a consumer seeking insurance, you had a duty to accurately disclose to your insurer any material information and not to make any material…
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19th August 2016
Have you ever been asked to give evidence as a witness for a personal injury/clinical negligence claim? Evidence may be required in a case where someone has been injured in an accident to show how the injuries have affected them, or, as someone's employer, you may be asked to explain how they coped before they were injured and what the differences are since they were…
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