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Changes to the personal injury claims process

27 Jan 2020

The Civil Liability Act reforms are set to come into force on 6th April 2020 and will make changes to the personal injury claims process. Some of the changes are: Tariffs In an apparent response to the rise in fraudulent claims, tariffs will be introduced for some whiplash injuries from road…

Personal Injury

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New Book By Forbes Solicitors Offers UK Schools Expert Advice On GDPR

23 Jan 2020

Schools across the UK are being offered expert advice on overcoming the challenges of GDPR compliance, thanks to a new book from specialist information advisers at Forbes Solicitors. There has been an increased awareness of the implications of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the EU…

Governance, Procurement & Information

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Forbes represents Local Authority at the Coroners Court

20 Jan 2020

Forbes has recently represented the interests of a local authority in an Inquest following the death of a man in a house fire in 2018. In a tragic accident, an elderly man died as the result of injuries caused in a house fire. Following his death an Inquest was arranged. Inquests are legal…

Insurance

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Forbes at Trial: Home goal for successful claimant

20 Jan 2020

The Claimant alleged that he had been playing football on an artificial pitch and had fallen on a concrete lip sustaining a personal injury to his knee. The pitch was owned by the local authority (the Second Defendant represented by Forbes Solicitors). The First Defendant rented the pitch from the…

Insurance

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Forbes at Trial: Claim that failed to 'add up' dismissed by the Court

20 Jan 2020

Anon v Rochdale Borough Council The Claimant alleged that she was walking her grandchildren to school when she tripped and fell over a raised paving stone. She fractured her left shoulder and brought a claim for personal injuries against the local authority. The Defendant admitted breach of…

Insurance

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Regulatory Round-up January 2020

20 Jan 2020

Parcel carrier fined after worker injured by reversing vehicle An employee was seriously injured when a forklift truck struck him in November 2017. It has been reported that as he was walking across the depot, a reversing forklift truck hit him. He was trapped under the vehicle and suffered serious…

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What lies ahead in 2020?

20 Jan 2020

As a New Year and decade begins, we have a brief look at what developments defendants and insurers are likely to see in 2020 and beyond. Extension to Fixed Recoverable costs Early in 2019, the Ministry of Justice launched a Consultation on extending Fixed Recoverable Costs in civil cases in…

Insurance

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