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We are committed to following the ‘Guide to the Conduct of Cases Involving Serious Injury’

The guide has been developed after years of work between the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), the Forum of Insurance Lawyers (FOIL) and many major insurers. The common aim is to attempt dispute resolution as early as is practical between the claimant and defendant representatives in the case of catastrophic claims for personal injury
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Latest news: Supreme Court rules that employment tribunal fees are unlawful and now the government will now have to repay up to £32m to claimants.

When the government introduced employment tribunal fees of up to £1,200 in 2013, it caused a reduction in claims of 79% over 3 years. Unison argued that the fees prevented workers accessing justice and now the Supreme Court has ruled that the government was acting unconstitutionally, unlawfully and basically unfairly when it introduced these fees. Unison
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What happens during a free legal consultation?

For many people, seeking legal advice is a big step. The law and its intricacies can appear to be a daunting prospect. Fortunately, your experience of the law does not need to be this way. At Simpkins & Co, we are passionate about making the law accessible through providing a friendly, compassionate and uncomplicated service.
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Knights in shining armour or ambulance chasers?

A knight in shining armour is a person who comes to the aid of another in a gallant and chivalrous manner. At the end of the last century, this is how lawyers who fought on behalf of accident victims, were perceived. This was especially so following the Manchester Air Disaster in 1985. A British Airtours
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5 things your boss shouldn’t say!

The Citizens Advice has exposed some of the things that unscrupulous bosses say when they’re trying to undermine their employees’ rights: –  “We can’t afford to pay you any more – you’ll have to go self-employed.” Nothing has changed about your job but you’re asked to go self-employed. This is a sign of ‘bogus self-employment’.
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Accident on holiday? Can you claim compensation?

Ms B and her friend Mrs H, ladies of mature years, were looking forward to their holiday in the West Country which had promised Cornish ‘Delights’ and they had booked several excursions to visit the local tourist spots. Unfortunately, the holiday was anything but delightful! On their second day, during an excursion to a farm,
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