Summer is here!!??!

With the snow and ice firmly behind us, we are looking forward to a new financial year. Our Department delivered excellent results in the last financial year and we hope to continue this trend in 2013/14. We are grateful to all our clients for their instructions and if we may assist you once more, or you know someone who might benefit from… Read more →

World Snooker Championships may disrupt service!

Those of you who have visited our offices on Arundel Gate will know that we are a stone’s throw away from the Crucible Theatre in the centre of Sheffield. Tomorrow, the World Snooker Championships start there and run until the 6th of May. The snooker attracts many thousands of visitors to the City and is extremely lucrative for local businesses,… Read more →

Injured by an animal?

In Spring 2012 I was approached by a lady who had been attacked by a cow causing her serious injuries. She had previously approached another firm of solicitors who had told her that a claim could not be made and she had accepted their advice. Seeking a second opinion, the lady contacted us two and a half years later. I… Read more →

Brave new world!

After a frenetic few weeks signing clients up to the ‘old’ way of funding we are now waiting for news on how the new funding arrangements will work in practice. The Law Society has issued a draft Conditional Fee Agreement which we are using for the time being. We imagine this will be subject to numerous re-drafts before a document… Read more →

A Different World?

I am about to depart on the annual Stittle family Easter Holiday. When I return to the office in mid April, the world of Personal Injury will have changed radically. There will be new funding agreements to enter into with Clients after the end of the “No Win – No Fee” rule. The fees we receive per case will be… Read more →

Signing deadline approaches for Claimants

We are currently processing lots of Conditional Fee Agreements with clients and obtaining CFA insurance for them (known as “After the Event” insurance) to beat the deadline of 31 March 2013. After that, clients who sign CFAs will have to pay a success fee to their solicitors out of their damages if the claim is successful. Don’t blame us –… Read more →

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