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CICA – The First Offer

A widely asked question by people undergoing a Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) claim is whether or not they should accept the first offer that they receive. There are several misconceptions about how the CICA operates, and one them is how they choose to make their awards for compensation. Unlike insurance companies in a personal…

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What is a Contract?

What is a Contract?   When is a Contract Legally Binding?   Void/Voidable   Oral/Verbal Contracts The Terms of a Contract Express and Implied Terms Classification of Terms Condition, Warranty or Intermediate Term?   What is a Contract? Essentially, a contract is an agreement between two or more parties intended to legally bind them to…

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Inheritance Tax Proposal

When it comes to Wills and Estate Planning, many people are concerned about Inheritance Tax. Not only regarding the amount that might need to be paid on their estate, but also the complexity of the process in general. Proposals for a revamp of the Inheritance Tax system has suggested that the rules regarding Tax on…

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Temperatures Soar This Summer

Saturday the 29th of June was the hottest day so far this year The Met Office said temperatures reached 34°C in Heathrow, making it one of the warmest days the month of June has seen in 40 years. As many flocked outside to enjoy the sunny climate, sun cream unfortunately was left behind. By the end…

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Taking Photographs of Your Scarring – A Guide

To accurately assess the scarring left behind by an injury, it is important that the photographs taken by a Claimant are of a good quality. If a degree of care and consideration is not used when photographs are taken, the value of a potential claim can be significantly affected. Advanced Warning: example photos contain digital…

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The Associated Risk of Tattoos and Piercings

 …and the Lack of Government Intervention ARTICLE BY LUCY PEATY In the UK, one in five adults have a tattoo, and even more so have, or have had, a piercing. Yet, despite the large proportion of the population who have modified their bodies in one way or another, there is a surprisingly low level of…

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Are You a Victim of Pension Miss-selling?

The Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) recently published details demonstrating the astonishing scale of the pension miss-selling scandal that is currently engulfing the financial services sector. In total, during 2017-2018, the FSCS paid in excess of £112m to Claimants in compensation for negligent pension advice. Adding fuel to this fire, the FCA (the financial services…

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Elder Abuse Awareness Day – 15th June

ARTICLE BY LAURA STAGGS Elder abuse is a global social issue which affects the health and human rights of millions of older persons around the world. The United Nations General Assembly, in its resolution 66/127, designated June 15 as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. It represents the one day in the year when the whole…

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Dog Waste Almost Costs a Rugby Player His Foot

ARTICLE BY ANNIE DAVIES A rugby player from Wales suffered a minor cut on his leg during a game of rugby at Newport Rugby Club. He did not think anything of this cut, and therefore decided to stay on the pitch and continue playing for the rest of the game. However, over the period of…

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