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04Feb

Annual Compensation Limit Increase 2015

The Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order 2015 comes into force on 6 April 2015 raising the maximum compensatory award from £76,574 to £78,335 and the maximum for a week’s pay from £464 to £475.  The cap of a year’s salary will still apply to the compensatory award for unfair dismissal where this is less…

22Jan

Cosmetic Surgery Compensation Claims

Consultation The Royal College of Surgeons has recently launched a consultation to consider ways in which the cosmetic surgery industry might be “cleaned up.”    A certification system is one of the possibilities, whereby surgeons agree to undertake only those areas of cosmetic surgery that they specialise in, and also publish details about their success…

16Dec

Warrington company fined following a Fatal Accident at Work

A Warrington company has recently been fined £150,000.00 plus costs of £80,000.00 at Warwickshire Crown Court following the death of an employee in an accident at work.  William Ward, a 56 year old married man from Sheffield, died at the Company’s Warwickshire depot in October 2011 when a barge which he was dismantling collapsed and…

21Nov

Warrington City Link Depot Closure

The collapse of the parcel delivery business, City Link, on New Year’s Eve 2014, with the loss of approximately 115 jobs in Warrington alone, is bad news.   City Link has gone into administration and it is expected that 51 of the Company’s depots will close by 15 January 2015.    At the time of writing it is unclear…

08Oct

How to choose a personal injury lawyer

Top 10 tips Check the credentials. Unfortunately there are bogus firms around.  If in doubt check the Law Society’s website. http://solicitors.lawsociety.org.uk/ If the firm is not listed, move on.   Look for a specialist solicitor. Don’t believe everything you read.  Just because someone claims they are a specialist doesn’t mean that they are.  Check whether your solicitor is…

10Sep

How do I claim against an uninsured driver?

The number of uninsured cars on the road is estimated to be 1.2 million, having fallen from 2 million in 2005.*  Automatic Number Plate Recognition used by the police has played a major part in this reduction as uninsured vehicles can be easily identified.    The Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) is funded by insurance companies…

30Aug

Free Legal Advice in Warrington

Is free legal advice available for accident claims? Most no win no fee solicitors will offer a first consultation free of charge.  At the initial interview they should explain the process involved in bringing a claim, approximate timescales and costs involved. What is no win no fee for accident claims? No win no fee agreements…

17Aug

Free Legal Advice in Warrington

Unfortunately due to Government cutbacks Legal Aid is now only available in very limited cases.   This has led to many solicitors’ firms attempting to plug the gap by providing free legal advice wherever possible (known as “pro bono” advice). My firm has always been at the forefront of providing free legal advice in those areas…

20Jul

NHS Negligence – The Fight for Justice

At some time in our lives we are all likely to need medical treatment.  When we do we can be at our most vulnerable.  It is widely recognised that medical and nursing staff as well as the thousands of ancillary and support staff in the NHS work incredibly hard under often very difficult conditions.  The National…

14Dec

Careers at DSM Legal

We are always looking for exceptional people to join us at DSM Legal, in legal, administration, marketing and business development. Excellent opportunities exist for the right candidates who wish to join our outstanding team of professionals. If you would like to be part of our on-going success e-mail your CV (all enquiries will be treated…

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