The government has recently introduced changes to the law that deals with how personal injury claims are funded – but what does this mean in practice?
The main difference is in relation to the ‘success fee’ and the insurance premium.
A success fee is an uplift that solicitors can charge if a claim [...]
Workers’ Memorial Day is a day of mourning to remember those who have lost their lives to work related accidents or illness. Raleys have organised a Workers’ Memorial Day event in Barnsley since 2008 and Saturday 27th April 2013, carried on this tradition.
There was sunshine, there was rain and there was hail. However, nothing [...]
James Dalton, the head of motor and liability at the Association of British Insurers, has told the Claims Magazine conference in Manchester that “if insurers pay less in compensation, insurance premiums will reduce further” and has called for a “genuine and open public discussion” about the level of damages received by Claimants.
In doing so [...]
We have previously written extensively about our concerns about the changes proposed by clause 62 of the proposed enterprise and regulatory reform bill. This clause as originally drafted would seek to remove the right of employees injured at work to plead breaches of the Health & Safety at Work Regulation in support of a civil [...]
In the Government’s 2013 budget, the Chancellor has announced a new scheme to boost home ownership and hopefully kick start the housing market.
Those that can afford a mortgage but not the hefty deposits currently required by lenders could be entitled to a ‘shared equity’ loan. All buyers with a 5% deposit to put down [...]
We have previously written about our concerns regarding the government’s proposed Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill which seeks to restrict an employers civil liability in relation to breaches of Health and Safety at Work legislation.
We are however now concerned to learn that in fact the proposals by the government contained within that Bill seek [...]
Greg Price, Raleys Solicitors
I have read with interest the report published this week by insurance giant Aviva. They claim to have studied the impact of personal injury claims and in particular claims for whiplash on motor insurance premiums. They state that such claims now add £118.00 to every motorist’s annual car insurance bill and [...]
Marks and Spencer have been warned over their asbestos removal practices. Read more here.
Asbestos was used extensively after WW2 in shops, public and private buildings, work places and car parks.
As a result, thousands of people who worked with asbestos are diagnosed with an asbestos related condition. Sadly, asbestos kills more people [...]
With high street giants such as Woolworths, Comet, Jessops and now HMV and Blockbuster falling victim to the increasingly tough economic climate, the question arises as to whether the redundant staff are receiving the payments they should.
When a company goes into administration, they still have a duty to consult with their employees about the prospect of mass [...]
We were concerned to hear the news about 16 year old Cameron Minshull, an engineering apprentice who was tragically killed after apparently becoming trapped in an industrial metal lathe at the engineering firm where he worked. You can read more about it here.
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