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Tough new health and safety sentencing guidelines now in force in England and Wales

February 19, 2016

New health and safety guidelines have come into force which could mean that large companies could face fines of £10 million for serious breaches of health and safety law. The new Sentencing Council’s guidelines, published in November 2015, will apply to health and safety, corporate manslaughter, and food and safety hygiene cases, and have come […]

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Jimmy Savile personal injury claimants tops 160, Courts hears

November 19, 2014

London Appeal Court judges have begun analysing legal arguments over a compensation scheme set up for victims of Jimmy Savile, who died in October 2011 aged 84. The Court of Appeal was told by trustees of one charity, which is a major beneficiary of Savile’s estate, that compensation claims had to be scrutinised. Explaining that […]

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Personal Injury firms need to change their ways to survive

December 12, 2013

The Jackson Reforms 2013 are so-called for Lord Justice Jackson who was tasked with preparing a report in which he reviewed the costs of civil litigation and assessed how they affected access to justice. These changes came into force in April 2013, and have seen major changes to the way in which litigation cases, such […]

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Lessons To Be Learned From Michael Jackson’s Wrongful Death Case

October 1, 2013

Some people grab the public spotlight and hang onto it for dear life, even after death, and not always in a good way. Such is the case with Michael Jackson. Love him or hate him; everybody knows who he was. The King of Pop’s untimely demise in 2009 made international headlines, and the ensuing criminal […]

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Incretin Mimetics MDL Established in California District Court

September 30, 2013

Byetta, Januvia, Janumet and Victoza are all diabetes treatments in a class of drugs known as incretin mimetics. Used to stabilize blood glucose levels in patients who suffer Type 2 diabetes, the medications have been linked to potentially life-threatening side effects including an increased risk of acute pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer. Since their launch on […]

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The Past, Present, and Future of Denied Claims

September 30, 2013

The dynamic among insurance companies, their employees, policyholders, doctors and lawyers rages and swirls together like a category five hurricane. At times it blows away our optimism, we despise the greed and insensitivity of insurance companies. This blog is to explore why this happens and what the future has in store after the Affordable Care […]

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How to Survive Holiday and Travel Injuries on Foreign Soil

September 28, 2013

Its human nature to want to get away from our “home base” every once in a while. This usually involves short trips out of state or maybe even across the country, but some individuals are lucky enough to have the time and resources to enjoy a vacation in a foreign country. These trips can be […]

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The 5 Key Members of a Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Team

September 4, 2013

The settlement funding from successful personal injury litigation should cover the cost of the rehabilitation process, but what types of therapy are required after a spinal cord injury? Read on to find out. The road to recovery after a spinal cord injury (SCI) is a long and arduous one. When a person’s abilities to move […]

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4 Things Not To Do After Getting into A Car Accident

September 4, 2013

The aftermath of a car accident can be very confusing and even scary, but it is essential that you avoid making certain mistakes. After all, the actions that you take after the accident occurs can have a big impact on your ability to file a lawsuit, and you could even get into legal trouble if […]

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Portal extension could mean more expense for clients

August 27, 2013

The extension of the personal injury portal has implied that clients may have to pay more for good service following the latest update. Public liability and personal injury cases worth up to £25,000 will now fall into the portal for the first time. Claimant Solicitors with cases worth up to £10,000 will be able to […]

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