Local is always best for Personal Injury Claims

Being unable to work and being uncertain of a recovery from injuries is very stressful. When you are injured, you may not know where to turn. There are many enticing adverts on the TV, internet and radio... what do you do?

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Personal Injury Claim - Child v Travel Co.

When a family holiday went wrong due to the onset of severe illness in a child, the parents decided to seek damages against the travel company that had organised their trip with a personal injury claim, including the booking of the hotel where the child fell ill.

The case was…

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Lasting Power of Attorney

People are living longer than ever but with this tendency comes a higher risk of mental incapacity due to strokes, dementia or Alzheimer's disease.

It is therefore important, particularly if you are elderly, that a family member, a trusted friend or a professional (such as a solicitor) can step in…

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PAYE Late Filing Penalties

Employers with fewer than 50 employees will not face automatic in-year penalties for late filing of real-time PAYE information until 6 March 2015, HMRC have announced.

The penalties will apply from 6 October 2014 for larger employers with 50 or more employees.

Fitzhugh Gates Solicitors Comment

There is some welcome…

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Divorce and Money

In the case of Shield v Shield [2014] EWCA Civ 1136, the Court of Appeal was called to decide upon the beneficial ownership of shares in a family company.

After 43 years of marriage the wife commenced divorce proceedings; the husband claimed that the large shareholding in the family business…

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Conciliation Before Employment Actions

In most cases before starting Employment Tribunal proceedings claimants must now submit details of their complaint to ACAS, where they will be offered the option of a one month pre-claim conciliation before they can lodge the claim with the tribunal.

Then, only if conciliation is unsuccessful can the claimant lodge…

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Commercial Landlords fined over Energy Efficiency

The draft Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015, come into effect on 1 April 2015 and should be understood by every Commercial and Business Landlord.

The draft Regulations prohibit the letting of a non-domestic property (i.e. subject to limited exceptions, a property situated in England and…

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