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Personal Injury

Death crush tree maintenance ‘inadequate’

11th January 2017 - BBC News

The maintenance of a diseased tree which fell, then fell further, crushing a housekeeper was “wholly inadequate”, an inquest has found.
Teresita Sison, 58, of Ladbroke Grove, was walking beneath the fallen tree in Kensington Road in October 2014 when it dropped again, killing her. Head of Personal Injury Team Vidisha Joshi represented the client at the inquest.

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Lawyers urge Lord Chancellor to rethink whiplash reforms

3rd January 2017 - Solicitors Journal

The government is placing the interests of insurance companies ahead of innocent people suffering from ‘minor’ soft tissue injuries, lawyers have warned ahead of this week’s deadline for responses to the Ministry of Justice’s consultation on its whiplash reforms. Senior Partner Patrick Allen comments.

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CMCs and McKenzie Friends not the answer to PI reform

13th December 2016 - Solicitors Journal

A suggestion in a government consultation paper that claims management companies and paid McKenzie Friends could represent victims of personal injury instead of claimant solicitors has been rubbished by a former president of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.

Senior Partner, Patrick Allen has written to the secretary of state for justice, Liz Truss, to outline his alarm at plans to raise the small claims limit from £1,000 to £5,000, and also to invite her to meet the injured people he says will suffer as a result of the Ministry of Justice’s reforms.

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APIL forces Lord Chancellor to act on discount rate for personal injury compensation

12th December 2016 - Claims News

A threat of legal action from the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) has forced a review of the discount rate for personal injury claims by the Lord Chancellor.

Treasury solicitors have told APIL that the Lord Chancellor will publish the result of the discount rate review by the end of January, following recent commencement of judicial review proceedings by APIL.

Personal Injury partner Peter Todd,  comments…

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