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INSURING DRIVERLESS CARS

INSURING DRIVERLESS CARS

Friday 24th August 2018

While it is not expected that fully automated vehicles will be a significant part of road traffic in the immediate future, as technology develops more modest features such as parking assist, automatic braking and collision avoidance are becoming more common and several manufacturers are pushing to develop the technology.  As driverless...

77 MORE SENTENCED IN CASH FOR CRASH SCAM

77 MORE SENTENCED IN CASH FOR CRASH SCAM

Tuesday 21st August 2018

Deliberately staged road traffic accidents, known as “crash for cash” scams are typically caused in order to claim whiplash compensation. Not only are they a financial problem they also put people at risk of serious injury or even death. In 2015 eighty one people were prosecuted for their roles in a...

THERE IS A HOLE IN THE ROAD AND THE GOVERNMENT IS LOOKING INTO IT, CAN YOU HELP?

THERE IS A HOLE IN THE ROAD AND THE GOVERNMENT IS LOOKING INTO IT, CAN YOU HELP?

Monday 20th August 2018

Earlier this year the AA reported that potholes were estimated to be costing motorists and their insurers £1million every month in repair bills. Also Cycling UK has reported that potholes were a contributory factor in 22 deaths and 368 serious injuries to cyclists since 2007. With this in mind the Government’s...

WHIPLASH REFORMS DELAYED

WHIPLASH REFORMS DELAYED

Friday 17th August 2018

There has long been a campaign for the Government to take action to reduce the number and cost of whiplash claims and the resulting impact this has on the price of motor insurance premiums. In March this year the Civil Liability Bill was introduced to Parliament, this Bill would make...

SMOKE AND CARBON MONOXIDE ALARMS IN PRIVATE RENTED PREMISES

SMOKE AND CARBON MONOXIDE ALARMS IN PRIVATE RENTED PREMISES

Tuesday 14th August 2018

In 2015 new legislation required landlords in England to install smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in their private rented properties. Recently the Government carried out a consultation to find out how effective the regulations had been to date. The government has now published the findings of that consultation. Overall the review...

TOUGHER SENTENCES FOR MANSLAUGHTER

TOUGHER SENTENCES FOR MANSLAUGHTER

Monday 13th August 2018

Last year the Sentencing Council for England and Wales carried out a consultation on proposals for how offenders convicted of manslaughter should be sentenced in England and Wales. New guidelines, to be used from 1st November 2018, have now been launched. The guidelines cover different types of manslaughter, (manslaughter by unlawful...