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The Upcoming Personal Injury Referral Fee Ban in the UK: 1 April 2013

March 27, 2013

Blog post regarding the upcoming personal injury referral fee ban in the UK on 1 April 2013. On the first of April this year, the Government is introducing a new law which, one way or another, could have a dramatic effect upon the provision of personal injury compensation. Currently, very many claims of this nature […]

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Health and safety breach in Gloucestershire leads to severed finger and fine

November 20, 2012

A Gloucestershire paper and the Health and Safety Executive are reporting that a Gloucester-shire based industrial company has been fined £4,000 after a nasty-sounding accident in its Lydney factory. The Albany Engineering Company Ltd, set up in 1900, owns the industrial factory in Lydney, which produces industrial pumps. To produce the pumps the factory uses […]

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The basics of the law relating to defamation

September 14, 2012

With the Leveson Inquiry having concluded its public hearings (and Lord Leveson to file his final report and recommendations in November) the subject of defamation has been an extremely topical one this year. Libel actions against newspapers (such as Steve Coogan’s, for example) can be extremely high-profile and have gained much publicity in the wake […]

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Welcome to TortBlawg: A Law Blog on Tort Law across the World

May 26, 2012

Welcome to TortBlawg: Tort Law 2.0 Following on from the continued success of PersonalInjuryClaimsBlawg in helping to share legal information and news regarding personal injury law, we are pleased to announce the arrival of TortBlawg. This law blog, otherwise known as a “blawg”, is designed to contribute to tort law from around the globe, with […]

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Tort Reform’s Effects: Intended Versus Actual

April 23, 2012

As we saw in this Tort Reform article, the proposed U.S. H.R. 5 Act is a big issue to Americans.  The act will place a $250,000 cap on noneconomic damages in all U.S. medical malpractice lawsuits.  Most think this is a good thing.  According to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), tort reform could save the […]

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