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27th Feb 2015 ICO granted new powers to fine nuisance callers

By Gaynor Haliday, 24th Mar, 2016

The process for fining firms responsible for cold calls and nuisance SMS messages will become simpler under significant changes to the law. Current legislation was perceived... Read more

13th Jan 2015 Final reading in the House of Lords for Heroism Bill

By Gaynor Haliday, 24th Mar, 2016

On January 6, the Social Action, Responsibility and Heroism Bill received its final reading in the House of Lords. The Bill is aimed primarily at personal injury... Read more

24th Nov 2014 Government introduces new Legal Ombudsman powers

By Gaynor Haliday, 24th Mar, 2016

From early next year, the Legal Ombudsman (LeO) is empowered to accept complaints made on behalf of claims management companies (CMCs). The Ministry of Justice (MoJ),... Read more

24th Oct 2014 Changes to dishonesty claims legislation

By Gaynor Haliday, 24th Mar, 2016

The new Criminal Justice and Courts Bill is expected to become law by January 2015. Included in the bill are clauses which grant Courts the power to... Read more

7th Aug 2014 NHS mediation service announced

By Gaynor Haliday, 24th Mar, 2016

The body responsible for handling clinical negligence claims made against the NHS, the NHS Litigation Authority (NHSLA), has heralded the launch of an independent mediation service.... Read more

28th Jul 2012 Personal injury general damages increased by 10 percent

By Gaynor Haliday, 24th Mar, 2016

Damages for pain and suffering in personal injury cases rise by 10% for awards made after April 2013 In July 2012, the Court of Appeal confirmed that the amount... Read more