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From time to time we will post news articles and announcements relating to the firm and to various legal issues that may be of interest to you.

Structured Settlement – Damages in Personal Injury Claims

The majority of personal injury claims are settled in the way of a lump sum to the injured party. However, where large sums of money are recovered in damages, it may be worthwhile for the parties’ representatives to consider a structured settlement, especially where the purpose of such damages is to cover long-term future care costs.

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Police Action Called For After Level Crossing Warning Disobeyed

The French state railway company SNCF have called for police action after professional cyclists disobeyed a level crossing warning while competing in the Paris-Roubaix spring classic.

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Asbestos Regulations – still fit for purpose or just collapsing into dust?

It has been described by umpteen charities, newspapers and governments as “the silent killer” and is the root cause of several high profile asbestosis lawsuits. According to the Health & Safety Executive, it is the single biggest threat to tradesmen: taking the lives of an average of 20 such workers a week. I am talking, of course, about asbestos. Once a quintessential go-to ingredient for British builders, the very mention of “asbestos” can now send developers, surveyors and conveyancing lawyers alike into a cold sweat. In a relatively short period of time, asbestos has gone from being described as “a magic mineral” by chemist Lilian Holmes Strack in 1941 to a “silent killer” of the 21st century.

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Scotland’s Court Reform Will Revolutionise Personal Injury Claims

Lord Gill’s review of the Scottish civil court system in 2009 and the subsequent introduction into law of the Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 is one of the most significant  developments in Scottish legal history.

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