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New changes to personal injury claims

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On 17 April 2018, Lord Keen delivered a keynote address on civil justice reform at the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers conference. Among other topics, he spoke about the hotly debated whiplash reform programme, due to come into effect next year. ...

Whiplash reform

Nadina Edmondson
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On 17 November 2016, the government issued a consultation paper on the reform of whiplash claims and other small claims which is now available on the government website .  What will change in compensation claims The consultation outlines plans to...

Bereavement Damages

Nadina Edmondson
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It must be very disappointing for Jackie Smith - who is pursuing a claim for clinical negligence following the death of her partner of 16 years - not to be able to claim for bereavement damages. Bereavement damages are awarded in personal injury and medical...

2016 Legal 500 results are out!

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"A standout name in Essex" quoted by Legal 500 2016 for Birkett Long! This year has been a great success for Birkett Long, 3 of our partners have again been ranked as "Leading Individuals". These are Claire Read, Head of Wills, Trusts...

Cerebral Palsy in the news...

Nadina Edmondson
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After reading this story on the BBC news website. Here are a few points from a medical negligence point of view… http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-32288002 1) Cerebral Palsy is commonly caused by a difficult labour resulting in...

Failure to wear a cycle helmet and the consequences of contributory negligence in personal injury claims

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With the Tour de France fast approaching, and the UK experiencing hot weather and sunny days, cyclists can be spotted out and about taking full advantage of the glorious weather. The temptation to get on your bike without a safety helmet seems to be high...

Scout's Compensation

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As an Assistant Cub Scout leader I am all too familiar with this case (Scouts compensation confirmed by court of appeal) and the effect that it has on particular games. However, leaders within the Scout organisation are required to undertake and complete a...