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Never Shoot From The Hip Without Taking Proper Informed Advise

Never Shoot From The Hip Without Taking Proper Informed Advise

Comments ~ Be careful about starting insolvency proceedings against a debtor where some, if not all the debt are in dispute. Presenting a petition could land you with  legal costs of your debtor as he will apply to strike…


A Compensation Claim Can Be Defended, Yes You Can…

A Compensation Claim Can Be Defended, Yes You Can…

An Effective Health & Safety Policy Gives an Employer a Good Chance to Defend an Injury Claim Comments: ~ Whilst the employer was aware that the shop was in a high risk area his legal…


You Don’t Always Get What You Want. Hourly Rates Has To Be Based On Size & Complexity

You Don’t Always Get What You Want. Hourly Rates Has To Be Based On Size & Complexity

Hafezis comments; This case highlights  the need to appoint local lawyers. If you win you will not recover from your opponents rates agreed with them.  It also shows that you will not recover partner/assistant attending trial…


Right To Choose A Hospital Or School To Be Written Into Law

Right To Choose A Hospital Or School To Be Written Into Law

The Prime Minister has announced that people will have a legal right to choose which schools and hospitals they use under proposed reforms to public services. He announced that if the choice does not exist,…


The Cost Of Privacy?

The Cost Of Privacy?

The Cost of Privacy? The case of Campbell v Mirror (EC find out name) attracted media attention not least because it involved a supermodel and raised some interesting issues regarding privacy. There is no tort…


Occupational Stress Claims

Occupational Stress Claims

Occupational Stress Claims Workers in the U.K. work under increasingly stressful conditions. On average, they work more hours than workers in the rest of Europe and have increasingly hectic lifestyles. Although the Working Time Regulations…


Deep Vein Thrombosis – A House Of Lords Ruling

Deep Vein Thrombosis – A House Of Lords Ruling

Deep Vein Thrombosis – A House of Lords Ruling Last month the House of Lords ruled that victims of Deep Vein Thrombosis are not allowed to sue airlines for the loss and damage they have…


Merck Product Liability Trial Update

Merck Product Liability Trial Update

Merck Product Liability Trial Update We reported in August 2005 that Merck, one of the worlds largest pharmaceutical giants, faced a series of lawsuits in the US following the success of a claimant in Texas,…


Top Judges Defend Costs

Top Judges Defend Costs

Top Judges Defend Costs Last month saw top judges argue in defence of solicitors who had come under attack from critics who claim that they run up disproportionate costs that outweigh claimant’s damages. This is…


Conditional Fee Agreements (No Win, No Fee)

Conditional Fee Agreements (No Win, No Fee)

PERSONAL INJURY LAWCLAIM.NET THE CLAIMANT PERSONAL INJURY DIVISION OF HAFEZIS Many thousands of people are injured every year but do not claim compensation that they are rightfully entitled to, perhaps because they are not aware…