Full and fair compensation in personal injury claims?

Lord Chancellor changes the discount rate If you are the victim of a life changing accident which was at least in part someone else’s fault, or if you sustain injuries as a result of medical negligence, the law in the UK has long provided that you can be compensated financially. The law goes on to...
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Case update: Scotland was the most appropriate forum for adjudication enforcement

The enforcement of adjudication decisions in Scotland Our clients have sometimes grappled with the issue of deciding which Court to use for the enforcement of an Adjudicator’s Decision when the underlying contract in question is under Scottish Law, but the defendant is domiciled in England and Wales. The recent Technology and Construction Court (TCC) decision...
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Family fortunes

Shareholder disputes and family businesses Following a successful unfair prejudice petition in a case involving a family business and a “catastrophic falling out”, the High Court has ruled in Dinglis v Dinglis & Ors [2019] EWHC 1664 (Ch) that a minority shareholder’s interest was to be purchased at a discount by the majority. While unfortunately...
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Do I need a prenup for my second marriage?

Protecting your assets when you re-marry The most up-to-date statistics published by the Office for National Statistics have now confirmed that marriage rates among older people have continued to increase. We know that the ages at which people are marrying has been increasing over recent years. Figures for 2016 show that more and more over...
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Advances in treatment and rehabilitation in the UK

“It is a privilege to work closely with eminent surgeons in the field of trauma” Lee Hart, Head of the Serious Injury team, recently attended two conferences in the field of amputation and rehabilitation with a view to developing his knowledge and expertise, to ensure that our clients have access to the very best treatment...
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When divorce gets complicated

Ten reasons why divorce proceedings can become complex For the lucky few, divorce can be relatively simple – deciding who gets what and going through the legal formalities, without too much undue pain beyond the regret that the relationship has ended. Often however, there are other influences, like childcare and money, that add strain and...
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The Queen of Soul and the dangers of homemade Wills

Saving money now could cost a small fortune in the future The sad demise of famous entertainers often seems to give rise to family arguments, and disputes over the estate’s assets are not uncommon. In recent years we have seen this played out in the estates of Michael Jackson, George Michael, and now it would...
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Q & A with LettUs Grow

Our Agriculture team recently got the chance to talk with LettUs Grow, a Bristol based start-up who are designing irrigation and control technology for indoor farms. You create aeroponic technology for indoor farms. We understand this is a way of growing plants without soil, can you briefly explain how this works? Our novel technology builds...
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Police launch new investigation in wake of the Gosport War Memorial scandal

Over 650 deaths caused by dangerous use of opiate painkillers Families whose relatives died at Gosport War Memorial Hospital between 1989 – 2000 will take some comfort today from the announcement by the police that a further full investigation will be carried out again into the deaths of these relatives. The hospital which was run...
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Dangerous Dogs

We assist victims of dog attacks and dog owners under investigation There have been a number of high profile attacks by dogs in the news recently, notably the tragic case of Frankie Macritchie, a nine-year-old boy from Plymouth who was mauled by a ‘bulldog-type’ dog in a caravan during a holiday at Tencreek Holiday Park...
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Bridgwater & Taunton College – 25 years working together

“We look forward to a continuing close partnership…” Clarke Willmott is proud of the strong partnerships it has developed with clients large and small across 130 years in business. Some require our services only occasionally; others rather more frequently, but – no matter what their needs – the same organisational values...

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Centre opens to help steel workers with pension claims

Over £2 million claimed back for steel workers Clarke Willmott LLP, which has so far claimed back over £2 million for steel workers who were badly advised to transfer their pensions, has set up a dedicated centre in Port Talbot to help those affected. Clarke Willmott, has opened at Water...

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