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ASHE Update – Winter 2014

The new ASHE dataset was published by the Office for National Statistics on 19th November 2014. For periodical payments agreed or awarded since the Thompstone group of cases, this dataset will dictate the level of claimants’ periodical payments for the next year. The hourly rates applicable to ASHE 6115, the Standard Occupational Code relevant in most cases, […]

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Brexit Comment

The biggest risk to any investor is abandoning a long-term strategy based on short-term anxiety. The historic decision by the people of the UK to leave the European Union has no precedent. It will take time for the UK to re-establish relationships with Europe and the rest of the world. Most of Nestor’s clients are […]

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Let’s talk about…fixed fees By Juliet Young, Medical Collation and Chronology Ltd

There has been a lot of social media speculation about the impact of fixed fees within the clinical negligence arena. Views are polarised. Some are very much opposed to the introduction of such a regime, whilst others have taken a more sanguine approach and hope that any changes will be positive. Out of all the speculation, the key concern in both camps is that the […]

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Personal Injury Trust Case Study

Jenny was injured in 2010. When her claim was settled in 2015 for £30,000 by way of compromise, Jenny had no savings and was receiving £100 per week Income Support, £50 per week Housing Benefit, and £15 per week Council Tax Benefit. Her damages would fall to be assessed as capital 52 weeks after first receipt of the award. The Concerns Apart […]

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Personal Injury Newsletter – Spring 2015

Welcome to Nestor’s Personal Injury Newsletter. In this issue, Alex Elphinston, Senior Associate, Anthony Collins Solicitors, discusses the relationship between religion and mental capacity. Kate Oliver, Chief Executive and Cost Law Specialist, The John M Hayes Partnership, takes us through the concept of “fundamental dishonesty”. We also take a look at our latest charity work […]

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