David Gauler of Thompsons Solicitors
The Court of Appeal has confirmed a High Court decision to extend compensation rights to people injured in car accidents on private land. The court found that the Motor Insurers Bureau (MiB) was liable to pay out to Michael Lewis, who suffered severe spinal cord injuries when he was struck...
Tesco Bank Mortgage Book
UK homeowner and mortgage borrowers are shocked with news that the Tesco Bank Mortgage Book is to be sold off and that the lender will be pulling out of the UK mortgage market, blaming “challenging market conditions”. The news from Tesco Bank emerged just as rival lender Nationwide Building...
Thomas Cook customers were uninsured
Shocking and troubling news broke this week that Thomas Cook customers were uninsured for death, serious injury and illness and that Thomas Cook did not have insurance to cover potential claims from thousands of customers. Whilst news that Thomas Cook was struggling financially...
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The pound fell briefly to its lowest rate against the dollar in two years on Tuesday, as the two remaining Conservative Party leadership candidates appeared to spook the currency by refusing to rule out a no-deal departure from the EU in October. Sterling sank earlier in the day to $1.2396,...
social media influencer marketing
Ever wondered what social media influencer marketing is? Would you buy a pair of shoes because someone you have never met on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram said they were great? Would you choose a new phone or pick out your next car based on the recommendations of a top YouTuber? If...
Victim Support Scotland
Followed by its counterparts in England and Wales, Victim Support Scotland admits it no longer represents people in Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority cases involving criminal injury compensation claims. The decision comes after Victim Support Scotland (VVS) was sued for £100,000 by an abuse survivor over the poor advice he received...
Digby Brown
An abuse victim was awarded over 20 times more in settlement from CICA with expert legal advice and in doing so, highlighting the flaws in the scheme that can deny abuse victims the compensation they are duly entitled to.B The case in question concerns...
Debenhams
Sports Direct owner Mike Ashley has spoken out in frustration calling for those advising beleaguered Debenhams to be held to justice after bondholders have cleared the way for a restructuring deal which would likely see shareholders' stakes wiped out. "If there were any justice in the world the majority of...
Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority
Thousands of abuse victims to share compensation of up to £126 million after 'same roof' rule is abolished Some 7,500 victims of child abuse or domestic violence will now be able to claim compensation worth as much as £126 million from today after ministers abolished the “same-roof” rule. It is a...
Trustpilot tackles business review cheats
The business review site Trustpilot is making it easier for the public to detect when companies try to suppress complaints posted to its platform. Whilst companies should be allowed to tackle deliberately false or misleading negative reviews there were fears that some companies have been manipulating their online reviews to...