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Personal injury: What is it and how do I claim?

Personal injury gets a lot of media attention – and not all of it favourable. However, there is a genuine need for legitimate claims to be made when you have suffered a personal injury that was not your fault. The term ‘ambulance chasing’ has been given to unscrupulous law firms who have set out to
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Do you need to establish a workplace dress code?

As an employer, you may wish to consider establishing a workplace dress code which forms part of your staff handbook and employment terms and conditions. For many businesses, it is sufficient to recommend something as simple as ‘business attire’ but in other cases you may need more clarity to prevent any potential issues arising to
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“Unjustifiable” motor insurance reforms would eliminate injured people from the justice system

The European Commission is debating on options for reform of compulsory motor insurance requirements. The Government wants to amend the Motor Insurance Directive so that insurance is only required when vehicles are used “in traffic”. APIL (the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers) has stated that this would be wholly unreasonable and unjustifiable. It would mean
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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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