Dental surgery compensation claims: what happens when dental care goes wrong?

Nobody consciously looks forward to visiting the dentist: it just isn’t natural. It’s unfortunately one of life’s trials that we all have to go through at some stage or other. The good news is that the majority of dental treatments pass without a problem: however, errors can occasionally happen and these can lead to unnecessary pain and suffering. Continue reading…


Victory for delayed passengers as European Court of Justice rules that ‘a technical problem’ is not an extraordinary circumstance

Delayed airline passengers across Europe stand to gain millions of pounds in compensation following a key flight delay ruling last week by Europe’s leading court. The Luxembourg-based European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled in favour of passengers in a case involving KLM, when it decided that ‘a technical problem’ is not one of the extraordinary circumstances that airlines can use as a valid defence against paying flight delay compensation. The landmark decision in the Van der Lans v KLM case could affect millions of delayed passengers throughout the UK and Europe. Continue reading…


Dependency claims: what rights to fatal accident compensation do co-habitees have when their partner dies?

When a loved one dies in an accident, fatal accident compensation can only be claimed in certain prescribed circumstances. Under the Fatal Accidents Act, 1976, only 3 groups of people are entitled to make a fatal accident compensation claim following the death of an individual in a UK accident: dependants of the deceased, close relatives of the deceased and the deceased’s estate. Under the act, husbands, wives or civil partners, parents or ascendants, children or other descendants and brothers, sisters, aunts and uncles can all make a claim for a loss of dependency. Continue reading…


Property Fraud – Protecting your property

Sadly, mortgage and property fraud are on the increase. Did you know that your property can be fraudulently sold or re-mortgaged without your knowledge? Several factors can make your property more at risk of fraud than another. These include:

  • Rental properties
  • Empty properties
  • Owners living overseas
  • Unregistered properties

There are steps you can take to protect your property from fraud and the Land Registry have produced a really helpful video which shows you how.

 

Moving house can be one of the most stressful experiences in life. Whatever the nature of your conveyancing transaction, at Harold Stock & Co Solicitors we aim to remove the stress by making the process transparent, informative and swift. If you are thinking of buying or selling a property, contact us for a no obligation quote on 01457 835597.

 


Advice For Driving In Winter.

Snow covered carsFollowing a heavy snowfall how often do you see people driving around with a foot of snow on their car roof? Sometimes, it’s almost like a competition to see who has had the most snow fall!

Rather than being impressive, this is in fact extremely dangerous. What if this snow slides off your roof and down your windscreen whilst you are driving rendering you unable to see the road in front of you?

Our advice is to follow the advice of the AA and ensure your car is fully cleared of all snow and safe to drive.

If you have to drive in the snow, stay safe and drive carefully.