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How quick can I get a divorce?

Posted in Family & Divorce on 13th Jan 2021
How long does it take to file for divorce? To end your marriage in England and Wales you must have been married for at least 12 months before filing for divorce and entering into divorce proceedings. A divorce where both parties are in agreement to the divorce and the reasons why, would typically take between four to six months before the coronavirus pandemic, now the times vary slightly. Sometimes, it might take you longer if you are unable to sort out any issues relating to money, property or children. Sorting out your money and property is dealt...

Causation and the Claimant’s natural disadvantage

Posted in Medical Negligence on 21st Jan 2021
What a claimant must prove In a claim for clinical negligence, a Claimant must broadly prove two things. First that an error has occurred in their treatment. Second, the Claimant must prove that the error has caused them to suffer a loss i.e. a physical and/or psychological injury. This is known as Causation and is often a difficult hurdle in clinical negligence claims. To prove the second limb of this test, that an error has caused the Claimant loss, the Claimant must prove on the balance of probabilities what would have happened but for the negligence...

Covid-19 & business interruption insurance...

Posted in General News on 15th Jan 2021
The Supreme Court today has ruled that insurers should pay out under business interruption clauses that were being disputed and were brought as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. This relates specifically to a number of insurance claim disputes between small businesses who had been negatively impacted by the first lockdown in March 2020 and their insurers. This includes thousands of businesses such as hairdressers, restaurants, pubs and more. These small businesses will now receive a payout from their insurer as a result of the ruling, which...

The Effect of Covid-19 on Clinical Negligence...

Posted in Medical Negligence on 15th Jan 2021
What is the impact on compensation claims for medical negligence? It goes without saying that Covid-19 has had a significant impact on all aspects of life, but in particular on those requiring medical treatment for conditions other than Covid-19. During each lockdown, the rise in the number of people requiring hospital treatment for Covid-19 has meant that those waiting for treatment for other conditions are pushed back. Numbers waiting for hospital treatment have hit a record high. Almost 4.5million were waiting for treatment in England at the...
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