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Claiming Compensation After a Criminal Injury Claiming Compensation After a Criminal Injury

If you have suffered an injury because you were the victim of a criminal act in England, Scotland or Wales, you may have the right to claim compensation through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme. This can certainly be a very traumatic time if you are a victim and making a claim may not be the…


DSM Legal Solicitors Services Warrington Solicitor: Your Friendly Local Legal Team

Most of us don’t need to contact a solicitor for legal advice more than once or twice during a lifetime but it can still be quite a daunting experience. At DSM Legal in Warrington, we’ve got teams of qualified and experienced solicitors who are here to help with plenty of friendly advice and support. Personal…


How to start a business – know your legal obligations

You’ve done your research and finalised your business plan. You can’t wait to get going, but before you set your plans in motion properly it’s important that you take time to consider your legal obligations . Failure to do so could put your company on the wrong side of the law and expose your business…


Protecting your small business while terminating employment

Terminating someone’s employment isn’t easy. It can have a significant emotional impact, particularly in smaller companies. But businesses also need to make sure they protect themselves legally as well.  Here are our top tips for making the process run smoothly and avoiding any potential lawsuits.  Notice Periods Both the employee and employer are normally entitled…


dentist compensation claim Dentist Compensation Claim

We all know that looking after our teeth is important. Part of that is about having a good hygiene regime. It also involves paying a visit to the dentist regularly – something most of us don’t really look forward to. As with any health professional, we trust our dentist to provide us with the treatment…


criminal injury compensation Compensation for Criminal Injuries

It can be a very traumatic experience if you are the victim of a crime. If when you have suffered a personal injury because of that criminal act, you may have to cope with the pain and inconvenience this has caused. In more severe circumstances, you could even end up with life threatening or life…


Facebook Competition

Be in with the chance to win £25 worth of Marks & Spencer by simply liking our new Facebook page!  Two winners will be chosen at random and notified within 14 working days. Closing date is 4pm on Friday 22nd December 2017.  One entry per person. UK residents only.  No purchase necessary. DSM Legal reserve the…


professional negligence solicitors in Cheshire Professional Negligence Solicitors

When you visit a professional like a solicitor, you are essentially depending on their expertise, training and knowledge of the law to guide you through any potential issue you may have. You might, for example, be in need of someone who has experience of personal injury claims or you may simply want a solicitor who…


forklift accident legal advice Forklift Truck Accident Legal Advice

There are plenty of workplace and personal factors that influence the likelihood of an accident involving a forklift truck. These include: You might have a driver who is not properly trained to operate the vehicle in the first place. The company where the truck is being used might not have the right safety procedures in…


Increase in Discrimination Compensation

From 11th September 2017, there will be an increase in the level of compensation that can be claimed for “injury to feelings” in discrimination claims (known as Vento bands).  They are as follows:-   – lower band (less serious cases): £800 to £8,400 – middle band: £8,400 to £25,200 – upper band (the most serious…

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