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Moving Mountains

Jon Rees
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Congratulations to Martin Hibbert of the Spinal Injuries Association on completing his Martin’s Mountain challenge and getting to the top of Kilimanjaro. What Martin has accomplished since suffering spinal cord injury in the Manchester arena terrorism...

Compensation and Legal Rights After Injury

Jon Rees
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As solicitors who help clients after spinal cord injury, we frequently find ourselves confronting the stark reality that as litigators all we can ever achieve is the recovery of an amount of money that the law deems to be commensurate with the...

Choosing A Solicitor - Specialist Experience & Expertise Is Vital

Jon Rees
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Not so many years ago a client approached us concerned that their then solicitor was advising them to settle their claim for a lump sum they thought was not enough. The long story cut short is we settled the claim for 44 times the amount the previous...

Brethertons at Naidex21 and the European Neuro Convention

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Brethertons were pleased to attend the Naidex Exhibition at the Birmingham NEC on 15 th and 16 th September – and the European Neuro Convention 21 which was run within the Naidex event. Naidex is Europe’s most established event for ‘the...

New Appointment for Serious Injury Team at Brethertons

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We are delighted to welcome Allison Fitchett as a Senior Associate to our  Serious Injury team . Allison brings a wealth expertise in all aspects of serious injuries law which will enhance the team’s nationally recognised niche spinal cord...

Brethertons are #SCIAware

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Today, Brethertons join in marking National Spinal Cord Injuries Awareness Day #SCIAware. Brethertons are proud corporate partners of the Spinal Injuries Association and its work to help those who have to live with spinal cord injury. Jon Rees who leads...

Discount Rate Reduced. Help for seriously injured Claimants!

Jon Rees
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I help people who have suffered spinal cord injuries. It seems this morning, the government might have as well. It has been announced today that the discount rate will now be reduced from 2.5% to -0.75%. If you have ongoing losses (perhaps future loss of...

APIL Speaks Out - Compensation Culture and Insurance Premiums

Jon Rees
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As a lawyer who helps people with spinal cord injuries, I have a close interest in the wider issues within the field of personal injury law. There is always a lot of talk around ‘compensation culture’ and when I caught BBC Breakfast last Friday...

Competing in the Olympics for those with a Brain Injury

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At Brethertons we are passionate about ensuring clients who have suffered acquired brain injuries have just as a fulfilling life after an accident as they did before. For some clients, that means participating in sports, whether that’s on a...

Will Increasing Court Fees Jeopardise Your Claim?!

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Last month we saw the Ministry of Justice announce a further increase to the Court Fees.  This is in addition to the massive increase that took place in March 2015 which has had a particular impact on catastrophic personal injury cases in particular....

Claims against untraced drivers

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If you are unlucky enough to be involved in a road traffic accident and the driver of the vehicle that caused the accident is untraceable, it is still possible for you to seek compensation by making an application under Untraced Driver’s Agreement to...

Uninsured driver claims

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Unfortunately there are many vehicle drivers who flout the law and fail to insure their vehicle. However, should you be involved in an accident caused by an uninsured driver and suffer damage as a result, all is not lost because you are able to pursue a...

Compensation for violent assaults

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If you are unfortunate enough to suffer injury as a result of violent crime, you are entitled to apply for compensation to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA).  An application needs to be made within two years of the assault, which can...

Personal Injury claims for children

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At Brethertons we are often instructed by parents regarding injury claims suffered by one of their children. If the child is under 18 years of age then the claim needs to be brought by a “litigation friend” - usually the mother or father of the...

Should the Courts make a profit?

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It has recently been proposed by the Ministry of Justice that Court fees could rise to £20,000.00.   Personal injury and clinical negligence claims would be excluded from the higher cap but fees for general applications will increase from...

LASPO 30 months on

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As a result of Lord Jackson’s Civil Litigation Reforms the Legal Aid Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 ( LASPO ) was implemented on the 1 April 2013. There were a number of fundamental changes in the way that the funding of litigation...