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Freedom of Choice – Exercise yours and choose your own Solicitor

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 need is to be stuck with legal representation that does not suit your needs. Representation that not only were you [...]

By |May 25th, 2017|Guides|0 Comments

More money for injured persons: big change in damages calculations

  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 is any claim for future loss, for example, future loss of earnings, or future care. The news reports refer to [...]

By |March 13th, 2017|Guides|0 Comments

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

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 for this traumatic event only to be told that they will take 25% out of your compensation. No explanation as [...]

By |August 10th, 2016|Guides|0 Comments

How to choose a personal injury lawyer

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 approach is to process claims and settle them as soon as possible. In high value, complex injury claims, the lawyer’s [...]

By |January 19th, 2016|Guides|0 Comments

Should You Change Your Lawyer? (Part 2)

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 a second opinion if any of the following guidelines apply:- Do you have ongoing symptoms, but your lawyer is advising [...]

By |November 1st, 2015|Guides|0 Comments

Should You Change Your Lawyer? (Part 1)

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 outcome. Sadly, this is not the case. As a firm, Metcalfes frequently takes over cases from other law firms for [...]

By |October 18th, 2015|Guides|0 Comments