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13 Nov, 2017

Crowdfunding – The Way to a Private Prosecution?

Emily Hunt is trying to raise funds through crowdfunding to bring a private prosecution against the man she says raped her.

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08 Nov, 2017

Personal Injury: The discount rate revisited.

This week Direct Line Insurance Group reported a 4.2% rise in premiums for the first nine months of this year

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27 Oct, 2017

The Scottish Government Should Remove Time-Bar for Abuse Victims Over 18 Where There is a Power Imbalance

Personal Injury Solicitor, Mike Kemp explains his views on why the Time-Bar should be removed for abuse victims over 18 where there is a power imbalance.

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27 Sep, 2017

A quick change of gear?

The Department of Transport have announced their plans to review the law regarding dangerous cyclists.

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11 Sep, 2017

CICA and false claims - a rock and a hard place?

The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) has been in the press on a number of occasions over the last couple of weeks about compensation paid out to abuse victims in cases where the allegations have later been exposed as false.

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01 Sep, 2017

What Are The Responsibilities of Volunteer Marshals?

News that the British Cycling Federation, an official and a marshal face criminal proceedings for the death of a spectator in the a Mountain Biking event in North Wales has raised the issue of the duties and responsibilities of volunteer marshals in such events.

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28 Aug, 2017

Johnson and Johnson ordered to pay $417 million in compensation

A Californian woman has won a legal battle against the pharmaceutical giant, Johnson and Johnson after arguing that using the company’s baby powder caused her to develop terminal ovarian cancer.

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22 Aug, 2017

The weakest necks in Europe? Back Off!

As members of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), Thorntons supported Injury Prevention Day 2017 and the ‘Back Off’ campaign on 16 August.

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14 Aug, 2017

Civil Litigation Bill – Will it have unintended consequences?

Concerns have recently been raised about the Bill which is planned to increase access to justice, provide equality of arms between those injured and those responsible and to protect the vulnerable.

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11 Aug, 2017

Having fun and staying safe at UK Theme Parks

Whilst the Scottish school holidays are winding down, the English summer holidays are still in full flow making August one of the busiest months for theme parks across the UK.

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