Legal News

November 30, 2017

Couple billed £4k to cancel sickness claim

A couple who claimed to have fallen ill on holiday have been billed £4,250 by their solicitors, after deciding they wanted to drop a sickness compensation claim against Thomas Cook.... (continue reading)

Rural Roads Are Not Racetracks

A dangerous trend is emerging. People are not driving according to road and weather conditions on rural roads, but are instead treating the speed limit as a goal to be... (continue reading)
November 7, 2017

Holiday sickness claims: the ABTA proposals and the Jackson reforms

For some time now, the holiday industry has made much of the costs of holiday sickness claims, fanning the flames of the so-called compensation culture and solely focusing on those... (continue reading)

Dentists targeted by ‘no win, no fee’ lawyers

‘No win, no fee’ lawyers are aggressively targeting dentists, according to the Telegraph, with the profession now twice as likely to be sued than a decade ago. Indemnity costs for... (continue reading)
October 17, 2017

Killer drivers face life in prison

The MoJ is to increase the maximum sentence for causing death by dangerous driving from 14 years to life. Motorists who cause death by speeding, street racing or while on... (continue reading)

Couple jailed for fake sickness claims

A couple who made fake holiday sickness compensation claims have been jailed after admitting fraud. Deborah Briton and partner Paul Roberts tried to claim nearly £20,000 after falsely saying their... (continue reading)
October 1, 2017

Victims of blood contamination to receive damages

Haemophiliacs and other NHS patients who were infected with HIV and hepatitis by contaminated blood products in the 1970s and 80s are to launch a High Court group action seeking... (continue reading)

Calls for a more customer-friendly approach to setting up LPAs

There have been recent calls for a more customer-friendly approach to setting up, registering, storing and understanding lasting power of attorney (LPA). The Financial Conduct Authority is looking at whether... (continue reading)
September 12, 2017

“People die of food poisoning” – misleading holiday claims advert pulled after watchdog ruling

A claims management company has withdrawn a YouTube advert designed to generate holiday sickness claims after the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) ruled that it was misleading. It is the latest... (continue reading)

Government to look at extending dangerous driving offence to cyclists

Theresa May says transport secretary will look at whether law needs to be changed after case in which woman died in London. Please click here to read further.   (continue reading)
Start your claim now

If you require an urgent call, please complete these few details and we will respond before the end of the day

Thomas Dunton Solicitors