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Monday, 12 August 2013

A new Service is Relaunched: David Green Managing Partner of MTA Solicitors LLP


David Green, Managing Partner at MTA Solicitors LLP  and CEO of Positivecollections.co.uk comments, 
“ We wanted to address the issue that ouresearch had revealed , showing a clear trend towards delayed payments which has been made more prevalent since the recession took hold"

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Thursday, 8 August 2013

David Green, Managing Partner of MTA Solicitors LLP, supports The Law Society Campaign





Backing the campaign, David Green, Managing Partner at MTA Solicitors LLP, who also run the LawStore at Intu Bromley (formerly The Glades) said, ‘There are lots of enticing offers around that come from ‘Claims Management Companies’ or insurers, but be careful as they might not offer you the best deal, if you think you are owed compensation.  These companies are effectively acting as middle men for your claim, so you are likely to get a much better deal if you take advice directly from a Solicitor.”


Thursday, 24 January 2013

Claiming for Personal Injury?


You want to make a Personal Injury claim but do you know how much compensation you can claim for?  Defining how much a claim is worth is not easy, especially when loss of earnings, medical expenses or treatment costs becomes involved.

A Personal Injury Claim and the amount of compensation you’re entitled to claim for can be affected by several factors but it will mainly be based on the type and severity of the injury you have suffered.  Without speaking with an experienced Personal Injury Solicitor, calculating how much your Personal Injury Compensation Claim is worth can prove difficult. Mainly your claim will be based on proven medical or reports or treatment history but what about other factors?

An experienced Solicitor will be able to help you collate all the correct insurance and medical documents required for your claim but if you have suffered a Personal Injury as a result of an accident that was not your fault, you should consider keeping a Personal Injury Diary.

 
As well as noting down the time and place of your accident, along with names and contact details of witnesses if possible – which will help your claim to be processed much easier -   keep a record in your own words of the pain and suffering you are experiencing and how this is effecting you emotionally as well as physically.  Record any loss of earnings or capacity of earning or any wage loss information along with a record of any doctors, hospital or other healthcare visits, detailing dates, advice or prescribed medical treatment.

Your Medical report will show a prognosis period which will outline how your injuries are likely to affect you in the future and a time frame for how for long you are going to be affected by the injury you have sustained.  It is unlikely that a Solicitor will advise you to settle a compensation claim until a full recovery is made from your injuries or you have a firm medical diagnosis detailing the prognosis period. Settling a claim before making a full recovery or having a solid prognosis period in place would prevent you from applying for further compensation should your injuries and recovery period persist for longer than expected.  The examination report prepared by a medical expert will be used by your Solicitor to calculate how much your compensation claim may be worth by comparing your injuries to Claimants in previously settled cases who have suffered similar injuries and recovery time to your own which is known as Case Law.

It is worth noting that in most cases there is a standard limit of three years in which to bring a Personal Injury Compensation Claim in the United Kingdom. This three year deadline will start from the date that you were aware your injury was linked to the original accident or exposure and whichever is latest. It is not uncommon for the date of knowledge to be much later than the accident date. If you are in any doubt regarding your chances to make a claim for personal injury you should seek accurate claim advice from an experienced legal advisor who will quickly be able to determine the strength of your claim and offer advice regarding seeking compensation for your injuries.

How can Personal Injury Solicitors at MTA make it simpler to claim compensation?

Here, at MTA our Personal Injury Solicitors are focused on making your claim process as straightforward as possible. Our Solicitors will do most of the paperwork for you and will keep you updated every step of the way. We realise that waiting for a response can be frustrating, but with our unique client focused way of handling claims, we can make the process of claiming compensation as simple and as stress-free as possible.

Chasing for responses, keeping you in the loop and getting you the compensation you deserve. To speak to one of our qualified MTA solicitors contact us on 020 8437 0707

Friday, 9 November 2012

Family Law & Review of Contact Arrangements

The child’s best interest: a current review of contact arrangements

Family Law Solicitor Emma Peart discusses the recent review proposals of the Children Act 1989 regarding contact and residence arrangements for children in the event of a divorce or marriage breakdown.
Ministers are currently reviewing how to aid the Court in ensuring that a child’s best interests are met if it becomes involved in the child’s welfare when the parents cannot agree contact and residence arrangements.

family law and review of contact arrangements for children
Generally it is felt that a child will benefit greatly from regular contact with both parents. Proposals are being made to try and improve the non-resident parent’s contact with a child in the aftermath of a relationship breakdown to ensure this. Normally the non-resident parent is the father.

Under the Children Act 1989, the court is to focus on meeting the best interests of a child when considering contact and residence arrangements should it become involved in any dispute regarding this. This does of course allow a court to order contact with the non-resident parent. Children’s Minister Edward Timpson has highlighted proposals to take the current law further, hinting that at present the present legislation does not promote stable contact with the non-residential parent enough. It seems that the Minister has listened to various opinions that the Court is not allowing as much contact with both parents as the child could benefit from. He has therefore unveiled proposals that legislation should be amended to make it a presumption that regular contact is granted to the non-resident parent as this would be in the child’s best interest so long as it is safe. The Minister states that this would also be encouraged by tighter penalties on parents that do not conform to any court order for contact. Penalties being considered are the removal of passports or driving licences, or the imposition of curfews on their movements. At present the minister envisages that the proposal could be implemented within a year.

What is also of interest is that the review has taken the opportunity of considering what relationships may be in the child’s best interest outside of the relationship with the mother and father. It is hinted that the review of legislation will ensure that the Court are to consider the child’s contact with grandparents if it is felt this would be in the child’s best interests. This is quite a general guideline to the court with no presumption that grandparent’s will be entitled to contact. However it shows that Ministers feel it is something that now should be considered in more depth by the court without the onus being on a grandparent to raise the issue of contact.
Emma Peart is a Family Law Solicitor at MTA Solicitors LLP and runs drop in clinics at The LawStore, where you can take advantage of their free 30 minuite consultations regarding any legal issue.