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Posts from May 2019

In personal injury claims, there are three main aspects that your accident claim solicitors are concerned with. These include: liability, causation and quantum. The role of the medical expert helps assist MG Legal’s injury solicitors in ticking the boxes in terms of quantum and causation. 
 
Causation: Have the injuries sustained arisen as a direct result of the incident in question, or would they have occurred in any event, and have simply been accelerated by the incident? 
 
Quantum (Valuing): How serious are the injuries and is any future care necessary? to provide information on how the claim should be quantified. 
 
Part 35 of the Civil Procedure Rules deals with experts and the evidence they provide in support of a claim. Medical experts have an overriding duty to the Court to help matters progress, with the assistance of their expertise. This is usually by providing evidence in a written report format, unless the Court directs otherwise. 
Recent research, finding that many prefer online contact as opposed to meeting with face-to-face with their solicitor, has come at a shock to MG Legal’s team. We are not the big, bad wolves you need to be scared of (or at least after we have all had our morning dose of coffee, that is!), and aim to ensure all clients feel comfortable with both online and face-to-face contact. 
When your injured, it can be hard to know whether it is something that you can claim for. Fortunately, the best Personal Injury Solicitors in Lancaster, MG Legal are on hand to help you know where to start. 
Mortgage Freedom Day may not seem a likely part of your usual list of celebrations within your diary for this year, however, MG Legal’s property team can explain why you may want to note this date in red pen with stars and circles around. 
 
16th April was officially deemed Mortgage Freedom Day of 2019. Mortgage Freedom Day essentially means that borrowers have reached the point in the year where they have earned enough money to cover their mortgage payments for the year. 
We seem to be focusing a lot recently on words that you would never really use in everyday life, but here’s one phrase that we, as your local solicitors for Wills, think you need to know about. Fraudulent calumny is – simply – slander, usually in the form of making defamatory or incorrect statements about one person, to another. In some cases, the statements made can lead to drastic consequences, such as them amending their Will to exclude a loved one, based on the information they have been given. 
At MG Legal, our solicitors in Preston understand that purchasing a property is, in most cases, one of the biggest purchases our clients will make in their lifetime. 
 
Purchasing a new home is a very exciting time for many which, in some cases, has meant that individuals who are desperate to get into their own home, will compromise on their dream. For example, recent findings have discovered that many compromised on the location of their prospective property, in order to be happy in other aspects, and have now gone on to regret such decision. 
A little red and white wooden house on a grass field, with the sun shining behind.
It’s a phrase that you probably won’t have heard in everyday life. However, it’s something that could affect you if you are ever the victim of any multitude of Personal Injury accidents, including an accident at work, a slip, trip or fall, or if you are the victim of medical negligence. Your Personal Injury Solicitors Preston will be able to advise you on whether you can make a claim, if you have suffered from any injury that was not your fault. 
 
The ‘Egg-Shell Skull’ rule is a principle developed by the Court, which was notably used in the case of Owens v Liverpool Corp [1939] 1 KB 394, in which MacKinnon LJ held that “it is no answer to a claim for a fractured skull that its owner had an unusually fragile one”. Put in simple terms, a claimant must be taken as they are, and not treated differently because they have a pre-existing health condition. 
You may have seen in a popular newspaper this week, the headline “Man, 64, selling 3-bed home in posh area for ‘£200,000 discount’ – but you have to let him live in it”. Whilst the Newspaper goes on to report this incident as if it is some bizarre unheard-of money-making ploy, local Conveyancers and Property Solicitors recognise that the Newspaper has just caught sight of a home reservation scheme. 
6000 UK residents currently await an organ donation, with 3 people per day dying before they are able to receive their life changing transplant. 
 
Recent studies show that 80% of UK residents support organ donation, however only 38% actually opt into the service. Although, in the event you haven’t made your options clear, the choice is left with your next of kin; this of course can be a difficult subject for them to deal with, and the thought of someone else having their loved ones organs an understandably upsetting prospect. This unfortunately means that they refuse the organ donation. 
 
Thankfully on 15 March 2019, Max and Keira’s Law was passed. 
It’s an odd expression, which you most-likely will have never heard in your day-to-day life, however the Cab Rank Rule applies to barristers, and is a professional obligation to accept instructions from every client, regardless of their personal opinion of the client, or their views of the case that they would be dealing with. According to the Bar Standards Board, it originates from the principles instilled in Cab drivers – no Licensed Hackney Carriage driver can refuse to carry a passenger, save from some limited exceptions. 

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