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Wrongful Arrest - When Can I Make a Claim?

14 Oct 2020

Under UK Law, the Police can only arrest a person if they have a warrant to do so, or a genuine belief that a criminal offence has been committed. Anyone who is arrested must be told by the arresting officer as soon as is reasonably practicable, why they are being arrested and detained, otherwise the…

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Retention of an 11-year olds extremist views unjustified

12 Oct 2020

The High court was recently asked to adjudicate in a case NK v COMMISSIONER OF POLICE OF THE METROPOLIS (2020) where the authorities had retained data about an 11 year old boy who had expressed extremist ideas about terrorism including, America being evil, an obsession with killing the Prime Minister…

Data Breach Claims

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Bicycle Accident Compensation Claim - Post Accident Checklist

08 Oct 2020

Since the start of the Pandemic, and the gradual ease back to the 'new normal', the number of people cycling in Great Britain is ever increasing. A National Travel Survey recently reported that around 8% of the population cycle at least three or more times a week. This equates to around 5.1…

Personal Injury

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Statutory Bereavement Award Finally Extended to Cohabitees

01 Oct 2020

After a long and arduous journey that started in 2017, The Fatal Accidents Act 1976 (Remedial) Order 2020 is finally set to come into force on the 6th October 2020, providing an amendment to extend the scope of people entitled to statutory bereavement awards, to cohabitees. The amendment to the law…

Personal Injury

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Avoidable Deaths in the NHS

30 Sep 2020

The Daily Mail recently reported that Mr Hunt, previous Health Secretary and now Chairman of the Commons Health Select Committee has reported that ¾ of hospitals are refusing to publish reliable data on the number of avoidable deaths of patients in their care. Only 15 out of 59 hospitals have…

Clinical Negligence

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Will Disputes In The Covid Era

29 Sep 2020

Although our doors may have been locked over the past few months, the tidal wave of Will disputes has not abated. If anything Will disputes are becoming more common. The courts have physically closed their doors for the majority of, if not all, hearings but the wheels of justice continue to turn with…

Contesting a Will

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Reforms to Restrict Awards for Whiplash Claims

28 Sep 2020

In the latest Civil Litigation Brief Gordon Exall makes reference to a new book and "The perceived compensation culture". It makes an interesting read dispelling some of the myths that there is a compensation culture in the UK. As with all processes, there will be a few that take…

Personal Injury

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Dementia Friends

25 Sep 2020

Dementia Friends is an Alzheimer's Society initiative which encourages everyone to learn more about dementia and to turn that understanding into action. Actions can be both big and small and are all very important. The initiative hopes to change people's perceptions of dementia and the way…

Wills, Probate, Tax & Trusts

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