News Type: For Individuals

Court of Appeal in personal injury fraud crackdown

July 16, 2019

A recent Court of Appeal decision (Zurich Insurance v Romaine 2019) indicates a crackdown on personal injury fraud says Kelvin Farmaner, Partner with Trethowans Solicitors in Southampton.

Role of a Personal Representative

July 16, 2019

When a person dies, someone will need to deal with their affairs and administer their estate. That role is entrusted to a personal representative (more commonly referred to as an executor if the deceased left a valid Will).

New discount rate – what it means for Claimants in personal injury cases

July 15, 2019

The Lord Chancellor has today announced the new discount rate will be minus 0.25%, effective from 5 August 2019.

“Same roof” rule abolished

July 10, 2019

A woman who was sexually abused for many years by her step-father won a landmark case in 2018 which overturned a rule, whereby victims who lived in the same home as their attacker could not claim compensation.

Home sellers beware: 6 traps to avoid – so choose your conveyancer carefully

June 21, 2019

“But I’m just selling; the buyer takes the risks with everything, right?” Wrong. If you are selling a house or flat, there are so many things a buyer can challenger you over, even after you have sold, and so you need to make sure you have the best conveyancer on your side, to guide you and shield you from that happening.

Making Gifts out of Surplus Income

June 21, 2019

If you have assets worth in excess of the Inheritance Tax allowance (currently £325,00) your estate will be liable to tax following your death at a rate of 40% on the value of your assets over the allowance (unless you leave your assets to an exempt person or body, such as your spouse or a charity).

Compensation in Divorce – What is it and can I get it?

June 20, 2019

The question of whether compensation can be sought in divorce proceedings is a question our family solicitors are often asked by clients.

Can you make a clinical negligence claim in cases of delayed surgery?

June 17, 2019

Is it possible to bring a claim for damages for clinical negligence if your surgery has been delayed and if, when it eventually occurs, you suffer a chance complication during that surgery which causes you to suffer serious injury?

Leaving Gifts to Charity in Your Will

June 15, 2019

Gifts in Wills are incredibly important to UK charities, currently amounting to 13% of all charitable donations (approximately £2 billon per year).

Tedworth House Recovery Centre – Home of Help for Heroes Support Hub

June 14, 2019

Tedworth House is a recovery centre in the South of England. It is also the home of Help for Heroes Support Hub.