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An article in the Law Society Gazette has today confirmed the order of the court in the case of Aviva Insurance Ltd v Oliver
In the Aviva case, the Defendant was found guilty of buying information relating to road traffic accidents, with injured drivers or passengers, which he knew to be wrongfully obtained. Oliver sold the data to Case Management Companies- you know, the annoying types that ‘phone you from an anonymous, or far away number, and ask ‘Mr Smith? We believe you have been injured in a road traffic accident that wasn’t your fault. Is this correct?’ At which the majority of us get annoyed and put the ‘phone down. 

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Here’s to the good news- The Claimant, Aviva, pursued Mr Oliver for damages. In January 2017, Mr Oliver pleaded guilty to an offence under the Data Protection Act and was fined and made subject to a confiscation order. The Claimant, Aviva then started civil proceedings against Mr Oliver for, alleging breach of confidence, conspiracy and an inducement of the Aviva employee to breach her contractual obligations. 
The outcome? Well, the court found that they did believe that Mr Oliver knew that the information relating to those injured was not legitimately obtained, and he was ordered to pay Aviva £190,000.00 in damages. 
MG Legal, and indeed, any local personal injury solicitors, welcome His Honour Judge Eyre QC’s findings in that, let’s face it, we all dislike those unsolicited pestering ‘phone calls.  
If you have been involved in a road traffic accident, as a driver or passenger, then surely you would feel more at ease using a qualified personal injury solicitor, and not an unqualified Case Management Company, to handle a claim for personal injury. MG Legal champion local solicitors. With offices in Garstang, Preston and Lancaster, we employ qualified solicitors to handle personal injury claims, and travel throughout the north west, for home appointments. 
If you’ve received any unwanted ‘phone calls, relating to a personal injury, come and see one of the team of solicitors at our offices. We can help, and all on a NO WIN NO FEE basis. 
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