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How close do you drive to cyclists when overtaking?

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We have all been there, traffic is building up behind you, there is not a gap in the opposite flow. Then, the chance appears and you just manage to manoeuvre around the cyclist who has delayed your journey by 10 seconds. Did you know that if you drive too...

Uninsured Drivers and Compensation Claims

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I acted for a client recently who was knocked off his pedal bike by an uninsured van driver but was still able to claim from the Motor Insurers' Bureau after taking advice from us. My client was wearing appropriate clothing, with...

Road Traffic Compensation - Why It's Not A Good Idea To Go It Alone

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Appointing a solicitor can seem daunting and potentially expensive – you might be tempted to have a go online, say with a Will, conveyancing or even divorce, but in most cases an expert is what’s needed to get the compensation you deserve and...

Pothole Damages - Who Should Pay the Price?

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During the winter months, with increased rainfall, cold temperatures, ice and road treatments of salt, our roads take quite a battering, resulting in potholes appearing at regular intervals. Every year pedestrians, cyclists, motorbike riders and motorists...

De-Ice Your Car to Avoid Court Action This Winter

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With freezing temperatures and icy road conditions, it is important that you stay safe on the roads this winter. Motorists need to be careful when defrosting their cars - you should never leave your vehicle unattended, even to run into the house if you have...

Solicitor Condemns Fraud in Holiday Sickness Cases

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The recent news regarding prison convictions for a couple who made false claims for holiday sickness is welcome and will hopefully make people realise these cases are not quick wins but are properly investigated and should only be for those who have...

Holiday not gone to plan - We are here to help

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Holidays should be a relaxing time, we all work hard for our weeks in the sunshine, but if you have been ill and had your holidays ruined through no fault of your own you can make a claim. Have you or anyone in your family suffered...

Solicitors and Staff Scale Snowdon for Charity

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Our support for Action Oldham is on a bit of a roll at the moment and about to hit its highest peak as we set off to Snowdon. Thanks to the generosity of clients and friends of the firm we have recently reached our £1000 target in our #zipwire...

Biking Claims, advice from a cycling solicitor

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Around 3.5 million cycles were sold in Great Britain in 2015, in the same period 3.21 million cars were registered in Great Britain - this means more bikes were sold than new cars so it’s now official cycling is a national obsession. With the...