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Freedom of Choice – Exercise yours and choose your own Solicitor

By |May 25th, 2017|

Personal injury claims are a confusing and daunting experience for anyone to have to deal with. Having had an accident or suffered an injury as a result of someone else’s negligence, the last thing you [...]

More money for injured persons: big change in damages calculations

By |March 13th, 2017|

  What is the Discount Rate? You may have seen in the news that the Justice Secretary, Liz Truss, has changed something called the “discount rate”.  This applies in a personal injury case where there [...]

Trips, Slips and other Misadventures

By |November 3rd, 2016|

As a specialist Personal Injury lawyer, I have advised numerous clients over the years who have been injured due to a slip or tripping accident. It is something that can often cause very serious injury [...]

How much are solicitors really allowed to take from your compensation?

By |August 10th, 2016|

So here’s the situation, you’ve had an accident and realise that you are injured. You are upset and angry and financially out of pocket. You contact a Solicitor to claim compensation and to be reimbursed [...]

Road Traffic Accident – Case Study

By |May 5th, 2016|

£820,000 FOR A ROAD TRAFFIC ACCIDENT Our client, a trainee doctor, was involved in a road traffic accident when her car was hit by a lorry causing her to suffer neck, back and shoulder injuries. [...]

Are E-Cigarettes really a better alternative than tobacco?

By |April 26th, 2016|

Worldwide, many people are now using E-Cigarettes as an attempt to quit or cut back smoking regular cigarettes. It may come to a shock to you that E-Cigarettes are not regulated by the Food and [...]

Serious Head Injury Claim – Case Study

By |February 16th, 2016|

£3M FOR A SERIOUS HEAD INJURY Our client was a 19 year old passenger in an uninsured car, the driver of which lost control at speed on a motorway. He was thrown from the vehicle [...]

How to choose a personal injury lawyer

By |January 19th, 2016|

Not all personal injury lawyers are the same. Metcalfes' clients who have spoken of their experience of bringing an injury claim describe the problems they experienced when they were “advised” by a law firm whose [...]

The Misery of Chronic Pain

By |November 12th, 2015|

When I started practising personal injury law in the early 1980’s, I came across individuals who despite seemingly trivial injuries, were suffering disproportionately high levels of pain and disability. All appeared to be honest, but [...]

Should You Change Your Lawyer? (Part 2)

By |November 1st, 2015|

In my previous article, I discussed why people should not settle for the first lawyer they are referred to by their motor or household insurer following an accident, or injury. I recommend that you seek [...]

Should You Change Your Lawyer? (Part 1)

By |October 18th, 2015|

It seems that most people assume that all lawyers are the same, so it doesn’t matter which firm you use, they will all perform equally well and the claim will be resolved with the best [...]