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Longridge: 01772 783 314 
Garstang: 01995 602 129 
Lancaster: 01524 581 306 

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Preston’s Personal Injury Solicitors, MG Legal, are nearly always on some kind of fitness regime, and most recently, we wrote about walks up Preston’s local beauty spot, the beautiful, Nicky Nook. 
 
Many people often start their fitness regime with walking. A ramble through the countryside has many benefits of which I am sure you are aware. But, you must be careful, for personal injury claims for slips and trips whilst out in the countryside rarely succeed. 
Whether it be to see your General Practitioner, or a date for a surgical procedure, we all know that waiting for an appointment to resolve a medical issue can be a frustrating and, in some cases, a timely process. 
 
When contacting a medical professional, in many cases, it is not good news as we require assistance in restoring our health and getting better when we are ill. Medical attention is, therefore, usually required quickly, not only to ensure matters are resolved and we are back fighting fit, but also to ensure that any symptoms or conditions do not worsen and, subsequently, cause bigger issues. 
 
This, however, could be set to cause problems, with the Public Spending Watchdog warning that increases in such waiting times could lead to a rise in medical negligence claims. In a recent report, published in March 2019, the National Audit Office reported that approximately 40% of negligence claims are related to failures or delays in diagnosis or treatment. 
Sometimes, through no fault of your own, relationships just don’t work out. No matter how hard you work to try to fix it, sometimes it’s just not fixable. Maybe you’ve grown apart; maybe you realised that although you love your significant other, you no longer love them in the way you’re supposed to- it’s a cliché, but maybe you really are better off as friends. After all, not all love affairs have a happy ending. 
The word divorce, within the pages of a book, with two gold wedding rings resting on top.
As part of your purchase transaction, your conveyancing solicitors will submit searches on your behalf. Essentially, the searches are used to ensure the integrity of the property you are purchasing and that there are no issues which may come to haunt you in the future. See our blog on ‘The Importance of Conveyancing Searches’ for more information on what these entail by following the link, here
Due to the dreaded 'B' word (Brexit), your Solicitors in Preston have seen a rise in the number of people who are applying for an Irish Passport.  
 
But, as part of the process of applying, you have to have your identity certified by a professional, such as MG Legal. But what is certifying a document, and how much does it cost? 
Local Knowledge: - Local Solicitors = Local Knowledge.  
 
So, you found your dream home. The Seller hasn’t disclosed any issues with flooding and you aren’t aware of this being an issue either. You’ve decided not to have searches carried out, and the flooding issue hasn’t come to light. Your local Solicitor knows the area and knows to ask the Solicitor on the otherside whether there have been issues in this regard. Local Knowledge means that there is a much higher likelihood of accuracy when it comes to your transaction and it may also mean speed too. If the Solicitor has local -knowledge they may not have to waste time raising 1,000,000 queries if they already know the answer!  
 
Some property Solicitors in Preston, such as yours truly have dealt with transactions where they have bought the property for one party and are now selling the property so we know they questions that are likely to be raised and we can often pre-empt them! 
When we are unfortunate enough to have a Road Traffic Accident the first casualty is your car, with the repairs needed ranging from a scratch to major structural damage. Occupants are also likely to be injured and it is your right to make a personal injury claim if you are.  
 
These days, a lot of people have fully comprehensive insurance but many do not or, if the accident is not your fault, you might want to spare losing your no-claims bonus and paying a policy excess and instruct MG Legal, your local solicitor in Preston.  
 
As specialist local personal injury solicitors in Preston this allows a more personal approach than your indifferent ‘conveyor belt’ in-house firms insurance companies often use. 
'Personal Injury Claim' written onto a piece of paper, pinned onto a pin board in either corner.
Your local solicitors for Wills, MG Legal, understand that it can be hard to know whether your Will is still valid after a life-altering event.  
 
However, not all events call for you to make changes to your existing Will. As our solicitors in Preston would explain, if you do not have a Will in place already, we would recommend booking in with our solicitors for Wills to discuss making a Will – we currently have an offer of Wills for £50 plus VAT (until 20th March 2019). 
The Jiff Lemon Case (officially known as Reckitt & Colman Ltd v Borden Inc [1990] 1 All E. R. 873) is a leading House of Lords decision (now the Supreme Court!) on the tort of Passing Off. 
 
Passing Off is a common law tort created by judges. Passing off is a type of unfair compensation claim made by holders of registered trademarks to stop or prevent others from copying the mark or packaging of a certain product. The owner of the trademark can receive remedies such as damages or injunctions. 
Imagine selling your property for peanuts then discovering that it is a prime site for development. Your Buyer then sells the land or property for millions, and you’re sat wishing that you could get your cut. Or if you were the Buyer - imagine the Seller knocking on your door three years later demanding a cut of the money you have made selling the property on.  
 
MG Legal, conveyancing Solicitors Preston, know that this can be a worrying thought for both sides involved in the transaction. 

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