When you make contact with a compensation helpline for accidents, there are a few things that your claims advisor will seek to ascertain. The main thing is your eligibility to make a claim. With regards to this, the date of your accident and how it happened are the most important facts. You have three years from the date your injuries became clear to make a personal injury claim, and if the accident wasn’t your fault, then the law states that you are legally entitled to financial compensation. [Read more…] about What Paperwork Should I Find For My Accident Lawyer?
No win, no fee agreements were in introduced in the UK in 1995 to help people who could not afford legal fees upfront to make a claim. Also known as conditional fee agreements, no win, no fee has fuelled the growth in the number of people making a claim in the past 10 years, because at long last there is a way for everybody – no matter their circumstance – to get the financial compensation that they are legally entitled to. Without doubt, no win, no fee has transformed the public’s access to legal representation and bettered the market. [Read more…] about What Are The Dangers Of No Win, No Fee Claims?
If you’ve had an accident in the UK but you have only lived in the UK for a year, the good news is that you’re legally entitled to make a claim for financial compensation because you were domiciled in the UK at the time of your accident. This means that you can make a claim against the party at fault, whether they be an individual, private business or Local Authority or Council in a process that’ll be as simple as a regular compensation claim. [Read more…] about I’ve Had An Accident In The UK But I’ve Only Lived Here A Year: Can I Still Claim?
Qualifying as a lawyer is not the end of your education by any means, and continuing professional development (CPD) is a fundamental aspect of the job – particularly as new verdicts set precedents that will shape future law.
In order to stay at the top of your game, you need to be able to work in the context of the current legal landscape – and not just the one that was in place at the time of your initial training. [Read more…] about How To Easily Learning About The Area Of Law
Back in September of last year (2013) the government announced that they were introducing new guidelines with regard to fraudulent benefit claims across England and Wales. The guidelines, brought in by Keir Starmer QC during his time as the director of public prosecutions, urged prosecutors to charge all cases under the Fraud Act rather than social security laws as they have in the past. It was hoped that the potential maximum sentence of 10 years in prison that the Fraud Act allows would act as a deterrent to future fraudsters looking to rinse the government coffers – increasing the already monumental annual cost that the crime takes from the country each year. [Read more…] about Are Tougher Benefit Fraud Guidelines Making a Difference?
The subject of immigration law in the UK is complex to say the least, so it’s hardly surprising that most turn to immigration lawyers to help with applications and citizenship issues. However, in terms of hiring a lawyer and what exactly they may be able to do to help any given case, there’s a fair bit of confusion to say the least. [Read more…] about Immigration Lawyer FAQ – The Basics Covered