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Client wins £6,900 in compensation after an accident at work

Posted on September 26th 2019

We recently secured a settlement for our client, a 39 year old man after he was injured during an accident at work. He was working for a steel company when as part of his job, he was picking up a piece of heavy metal casting...

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Tickets now on sale- Eskimo Spies are back!

Posted on September 19th 2019

Why are we fundraising for Macmillan? Our Industrial Disease department have supported Macmillan Cancer Support for over ten years, raising over £35,000 for them in this time. Every year they host bake sales and other charity events to raise money for this worthy cause. Macmillan...

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Breathing life back into the High Street- Chester receives the investment it’s been crying out for

Posted on September 19th 2019

Over the years Chester has faded into the background, whilst nearby cities such as Manchester and Liverpool have received large sums of government funding. Now, the government has announced that 69 English towns and cities will benefit from a £95 million regeneration fund, and Chester...

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Bereavement Damages – A Welcome Addition to the Category of Possible Claimants

Posted on August 27th 2019

The Government is set to amend Section 1 of the Fatal Accidents Act 1976 to allow an award of bereavement damages to be available to a person who has cohabited with the deceased for a period of at least 2 years immediately prior to the...

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Asbestos Safety Concerns in Schools in England

Posted on August 22nd 2019

Asbestos – the wonder product In the 1960’s and 1970’s asbestos was seen as a wonder product. This cheap, durable, fire-retardant material was used extensively in the construction industry. The praise for asbestos was, however, short-lived as it became apparent that those working with the...

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Fines for Serious Breaches of GDPR – the ICO Finally Bares its Teeth

Posted on August 20th 2019

Since May 2018, when The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect swiftly followed by the new Data Protection Act 2018, we have been waiting to see how the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) would wield the extensive powers conferred upon them and the size...

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Injury Prevention Day – Preventing Injury from Road Traffic Accidents

Posted on August 19th 2019

Road Traffic Accidents are one of the most common causes of injuries that our dedicated personal injury solicitors see at Oliver & Co. The Department for Transport statistics show that in 2017 there were 24,831 serious injuries caused by road traffic accidents across the UK,...

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Adoption – A Happy Ending for Everyone?

Posted on August 15th 2019

A recent article published about adoption on the BBC website by Katherine Sellgren, a Family and Education Reporter, highlights that perhaps whilst one might think that once a child has been adopted it is happily ever after for all those concerned, this may not be...

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Equality and Diversity Information

Posted on August 12th 2019

Each year all firms regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) have to collect, report and publish data about the diversity make-up of their workforce. Here is Oliver & Co Solicitors’ data for 2019:...

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August is National Road Victim Month

Posted on August 6th 2019

August is National Road Victim month, which was founded by RoadPeace, the leading Road Crash Charity in the UK. It is held annually to remember people that have been killed or injured on our roads and provides an opportunity to raise awareness of road safety....

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