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Have you been mis-sold an Endowment Mortgage?

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Hundreds of thousands of people across the UK have been financially affected by mis-selling scandals such as private endowment mortgages. In some cases customers affected could be awarded compensation and see the bank penalised with fines.

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Were you warned about buying a flat with a short lease?

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If when you bought your flat, it had a short lease of 80 to 90 years remaining or less, you could be burdened with the unexpected costs of a lease extension.

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Interest Rate Swap Redress – could you be entitled to more?

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If your business has been offered redress by your bank for a missold swap or complex interest rate hedging product it’s important to take advice on whether you could be entitled to more.

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Negligence by solicitors preparing a Will

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Negligence by solicitors preparing a Will may result in the wishes of a person not being met after their death and intended beneficiaries losing out on their rightful inheritance.

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Equine Veterinary Negligence

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Most equine vets are well respected and enjoy a great relationship with clients but sometimes things go wrong. Can an owner sue for equine veterinary negligence if they do?

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Valuers Negligence in a Post Recession World

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The High Court has recently been dealing with a number of valuers negligence cases that arose out of the sharp fall in values at the start of the recession.

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Barrister Negligence Claims on the Rise

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As more barristers act for clients directly the number of barrister negligence claims are on the up.

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Architects duty to guard against their client’s own negligence

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In the interesting case of Sahib Foods Ltd-v-Paskin Kyriakides Sands (“PKS”) the Court confirmed that architects duty was owed to guard against the possible negligent misuse of cooking equipment at their client’s premises.

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Personal Injury Claims and the Limitation Period

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A father/grandfather was given permission to add a personal injury claim to other claims arising from a fire in which his daughter and grandchildren had died even though this “new” claim was being added outside the limitation period.

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The risks of re-mortgaging to invest abroad

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Fresh warnings are in place for investors considering re-mortgaging their homes to fund investments in overseas developments.

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Claims against solicitors for mishandled industrial disease claims

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Asbestos

When you or your family member have been affected by an industrial disease, you will rely on an expert solicitor for help and advice with your claim. While most of the time the solicitor will represent your interests perfectly well, sometimes things go wrong leaving you or your family out of pocket. Claims for asbestos-related illnesses are very specialist, with many pitfalls for unwary solicitors, and even very experienced lawyers sometimes make mistakes.

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Accountant negligence case overturned by Court of Appeal

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Generalist accountants are found not to be negligent for failing to give advice to the claimant about his domiciliary status or refer him to a specialist adviser.

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