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Personal Injury Trusts - a quick guide

Suzanne Evans
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A structured solution to ensure a recipient can manage their inheritance properly is to put it into a trust. They are commonly used for larger sums that are passed down to younger recipients, this method can distribute money in such a way to avoid it being...

Annual NHS charges rise to £195m for successful PI claimants

Martin Herson
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New figures, detailing increases to fixed amount charges on accident victims who make legitimate Personal Injury claims, help to explode the myth that they are a drain on NHS resources. The rates, which are due to rise by an average of 1.5 % on 1 st April,...

Cycling in the news

Martin Herson
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We are all encouraged to get fitter these days and cycling has grown massively whether commuting to and from work or purely for pleasure. However, you may have recently seen footage circulating in the media  of a cyclist riding perfectly sensibly on a...

Snow and ice liability

Martin Herson
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After the first flurry of snow falls, home and business owners are often faced with the difficult decision on whether it is safe to clear snow and ice from outside the front of a property. This annual dilemma often finds its way into the media given the...

Breakthrough in asbestos disease compensation claims

Martin Herson
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The Supreme Court has ruled that an asbestos-related cancer victim should receive compensation, even though he was not working directly with the toxic substance. Mr McDonald was a lorry driver attending Battersea Power Station to collection...

Quick compensation claims

Martin Herson
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Asbestos-related diseases can vary in severity from non-malignant disorders such as asbestosis to malignant Mesothelioma , an aggressive lung cancer which has a prognosis of just one to two years. These conditions are almost exclusively linked to asbestos...