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...
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...
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Followed by its counterparts in England and Wales, Victim Support Scotland admits it no longer represents people in Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority cases involving criminal injury compensation claims.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...
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...
Claims Management Firms
Up to 80% of financial claims management firms (CMCs) could disappear as regulation of the sector is stepped up, their trade body has warned. These claims management businesses take on applications for road traffic accidents, injuries in the workplace, medical negligence and of late, financial compensation - often for mis-sold...
weirdest insurance claims
Aviva has published its most notable claims from 2018 and some of which may well win the award for the UK's weirdest insurance claims. Last year Aviva paid out some fairly insurance claims for waxwork replicas of Justin Bieber and Ben Affleck to be repaired a thieving monkey...
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...
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...