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Category Archive: Legal Services

Legal challenge begins on RTA fixed fees

There has been an application made for a judicial review of the decision to cut fees for claims in the RTA portal, the application has been jointly made by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and Motor accident Solicitors Society (MASS). The MoJ is proposing to reduce all recoverable costs for RTA claims under £10,000 from £1200 to £500, this decision was taken in part after a government consultation with representatives of British Insurers who argued that because there is the ban on referrals being introduced as a part of the changes to the Legal aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO). In a joint statement, APIL […]

WINTER DRIVING PRECAUTIONS

During winter additional driving hazards have to be considered. These include adverse weather (rain, snow, frost, standing water) and longer hours of darkness. Following the advice given below will help to ensure your safety when driving in these conditions: Make sure you have plenty of fuel. Allow extra time for the journey and reduce speed. Increase the distance between your vehicle and the vehicle in front – in ice and snow stopping distances are ten times larger. In reduced visibility such as driving in rain or fog, use dipped headlights and rear fog lights. Use the windscreen wipers to keep the windscreen clear, even in fog. Remember to turn fog […]