Monthly Archives: February 2018

Improved quality of life is the aim of compensation for victims of serious personal injury

Date: February 25, 2018 by admin

Accidents can change lives in an instant. But after the accident, rescue by emergency services, emergency treatment by the NHS, what then for the victims and their families? Anyone can be at risk of a life-changing accident simply by going about their everyday lives. Very serious injuries, such as spinal cord or brain injuries, can …

Settlement for lower leg amputation

Date: February 20, 2018 by admin

It’s a sad fact that motorbike and cycle accidents and injuries tend to increase during the summer months. More bikes are dusted off and taken on the road but despite the increased numbers and campaigns urging drivers to ‘think twice – think bike’ cyclists and bikers still seem to be unnoticed by other road users …

Compensation for shattered dreams

Date: February 15, 2018 by admin

Those on two wheels are especially vulnerable, especially in traffic-choked cites. So too are pedestrians, as in the tragic recent case of cyclist Charlie Alliston who knocked down and killed 44-year-old mother of two Kim Briggs as she crossed Old Street, east London, on 12 February 2016. In that case Alliston was riding a “fixie” …

Who should look after your best interests when you can’t?

Date: February 12, 2018 by admin

There was a lot of news coverage recently following remarks by retired Court of Protection judge Denzil Lush. Mr Lush expressed his personal concerns about the ‘risks’ posed by the creation of a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA), claiming they were fraught with opportunities for abuse and that he personally would prefer the alternative of …

The importance of making a Will

Date: February 10, 2018 by admin

Everyone over the age of 18 should make a will. That’s especially true if you have children or you’re living together (co-habiting) and not married. There are a number of myths and misconceptions around inheritance issues which mean some people think making a Will isn’t necessary. It’s too complicated and expensive It is possible to …

Your rights in redundancy

Date: February 05, 2018 by admin

Being at risk of redundancy is a stressful experience for individuals and a decent employer should consider how they can support their employees by offering help with skills training and job searching and encouraging awareness of their employee’s rights and options in these circumstances. Organisations facing financial difficulty may want to effect dismissals as quickly …