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Injured by a dog attack?

Lydia Stuart-Banks explains the impact of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill has on owners of dogs.

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Make sure you're Insured

Author: Veitch Penny LLP

Make sure you're Insured

We are encouraged to car share or indeed after a party you may become a passenger in your own car. But this sharing could become very costly if you let someone else drive your car...

What happened to No Win No Fee?

Author: Catherine Rosewell

You still can make a claim

What happened to No Win No Fee?

We are sure you have seen the television adverts in the past advertising personal injury claims on a “no win no fee” and “100% compensation”. But, you may now be wondering why this has disappeared? What’s changed? Can you still claim?

Good News! You can chose your own lawyer

Author: Catherine Rosewell

Freedom to chose own lawyer

Good News!  You can chose your own lawyer

The European Court of Justice have ruled that legal expenses insurers are no longer to stipulate which lawyer acts on your behalf.  You have the right to freedom of choice. 

Road traffic collision on a country road?

A road traffic collision on a country road is not always the typical sharing of fault

Miriam Groombridge discusses the Court of Appeal case of Gray v Gibson, a road traffic collision in a country road where the typical 50/50 was not appropriate.

Warning: Offering to help could find you at fault

Author: Catherine Rosewell

Lydia Stuart-Banks comments on recent court decision all householders should read

Warning:  Offering to help could find you at fault

The case of the Personal Representatives of the Estate of Cyric Biddick (deceased) v Mark Morecombe 2014 serves a warning to all.

Attacked by an animal?

Author: Catherine Rosewell

Attacked by an animal?

For many people a dog is a trusted family pet and it is hard to imagine that it could cause harm to anyone.  However, when a dog or another animal lashes out at someone, the consequences may be devasting, and sometimes even tragic. 

Is the Pedestrian always innocent?

Author: Veitch Penny LLP

Each case will be determined on it's facts

Is the Pedestrian always innocent?

Veitch Penny have acted for many pedestrians who have hit by vehicles as they cross the road. More often than not, the pedestrian has been able to claim compensation from the insurers of the driver.

 

But that is not always the case... 

Is your child in the right seat?

Author: Catherine Rosewell

Allow the use of wrong child car seat at your peril

Is your child in the right seat?

A child’s injuries could have been entirely or virtually entirely avoided or less severe if she had been secured in the correct child seat.  As a result in this instance -  the mother was ordered to pay a contribution to the child’s claim.

Government defers increases to small claims threshold

Author: Veitch Penny LLP

A reprieve for access to justice

Government defers increases to small claims threshold

The Government has been taking steps to reduce not only the number, but the value of Personal Injury claims and as part of this had planned to increase the upper limit of small claims from £1,000 to £5,000, with a massive impact to compensation entitlements to those involved in road traffic accidents...

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