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Proposed changes to the no win-no fee agreement

The Government is concerned about the perceived increase in the compensation culture and doesn’t want us to become like the States. However, statistics show that we don’t have a compensation culture – just the perception that we do. The Government is concerned that the no win-no fee agreement is costing business through claims and the overheads of keeping paperwork in line with the law.

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Health and Safety Executive

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is an independent watchdog and regulator which acts in the public interest to reduce work-related deaths, improve safety and prevent illness in workplaces in Great Britain. They run awareness and safety campaigns throughout the year, highlighting issues affecting millions of UK workers.

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No Win-No Fee agreements in Personal Injury Claims

In the UK, a Conditional Fee Agreement describes the agreement made between a law firm and their clients where the law firm acts on behalf of the client and is only paid if the outcome of the claim is successful. Some people also describe this agreement as a No Win-No Fee Agreement or a No Fee-No Win Agreement.

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Cycling accidents and negligence

Accidents are inevitable in very cold conditions. People can slip and fall while out walking, cycling or perhaps become involved in a road traffic accident. The cold weather doesn’t necessarily result in a flood of personal injury claims. This is because a claim can only be made if an accident has occurred because of negligence.

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Kids and the Law

Research conducted by lawstuff.org.uk, a website run by the charity Children’s Legal Centre, has found that young people are at risk of breaking the law due to confusion about legal ages. Approximately 50% didn’t know the legal age to buy cigarettes was 18, or that they could be sued no matter what their age.

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Avoid Winter Road Accidents

At this time of year it’s easy to have an accident while driving. Of course we’re here to help if you do have a road traffic accident this Winter, but hopefully these tips will help you avoid a crash in icy, cold conditions.

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Solicitor or Claims Company?

You should be wary when contacting personal injury claims companies. Five major companies have gone bust in the past two years, leaving thousands of claimants without help. Claims companies are not regulated and often the junior personnel they employ to keep costs down are not qualified or experienced enough to advise on the complex legal issues surrounding a claim.

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Claiming for a Future Loss

Hardly a week goes by without one of my clients telling me that, but for the accident, he would have increased his earnings and that the accident has deprived him of this opportunity. Conversely, insurers argue that the claim is so speculative that it should be dismissed or heavily discounted to reflect future uncertainties.

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