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Know the Limitation Period for Medical Negligence...

Posted in Medical Negligence on 11th Jun 2020
There are many concerns felt by medical negligence victims which can create doubt and hesitation in pursuing a claim. However, it is important to consider that the Limitation Period for the majority of Claimants is 3 Years – a time limit which is too often missed by victims of negligence. Missing this deadline can be devastasting for those impacted my medical negligence and all too often means they are left with no other options but to pay for damages out of their own pocket or not having access to treatment at all. We know the effects of medical...

Who is Classified as a Vulnerable Road User...

Posted in Vulnerable Road Users on 4th Mar 2019
What does a cyclist, bike rider, horse rider and pedestrian all have in common? They may not travel at the same times or speeds, but they are all considered vulnerable road users. In 2016 alone, there were approximately 450 pedestrian fatalities, 450 motorcyclist fatalities and 100 cyclist fatalities reported on Britain’s roads1. And although there are far less horse riders on our roads, there have been almost 3,000 incidents reported to The British Horse Society alone, since 20102. These statistics certainly paint a clear picture of just how serious...

New rule for motorists passing cyclists

Posted in Vulnerable Road Users on 25th Feb 2019
Cycling Accident Solicitor Jan Canter comments on the upcoming law changes that will help to protect one group of Vulnerable Road Users: Cyclists. In March 2019, new legislation will make it illegal for motorists in the UK to drive too close to cyclists when overtaking them on the road. A failure to give a berth of at least 1.5 metres will result in a criminal sanction of a £100 fine, and may also include points on the driver’s license. The Highway Code does already makes it clear that the recommended distance to give a cyclist when passing them...

Get to know leading solicitor Jan Canter

Posted in General News on 19th Dec 2018
Jan Canter is a highly respected Solicitor, largely focussing on catastrophic injuries at Specters Solicitors. In this Q&A, discover what led Jan to Specters, his impressive experience and additional interests. What made you want to study law? I’ve always been interested in Law. My dad was a well-known criminal solicitor in Liverpool (and still is). So as not to clash, I decided to specialise in the world of civil litigation. I initially obtained a degree in History though Birmingham University before travelling and living in Israel for a short...
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