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Are you wondering what the time limit is for making your accident claim?
You should always make your accident claim as soon as possible.  As the injured person, you will need to provide evidence that the accident happened in the way you say it did.  The sooner you can gather this evidence, or seek legal help in doing so, the better.

There are various types of personal injury or accident claim and each one has a ‘limitation period’. This means that you as the injured party (or Claimant) have a set amount of time in which to pursue a claim and if necessary, to take that claim to court before you lose the chance of being awarded accident compensation.  Normally there is a lot of work to do on a claim before taking it to court and it is best to seek legal advice well before the end of the limitation period.

The general rule in England and Wales is that you have three years from the date of the accident causing the injury to register your claim at court.  However the law relating to limitation can be complicated, especially when it comes to calculating the limitation period for a claim involving a child under 18 years old, for example.  If a claim is not issued at court within the required time limit, the claim is at risk of being rejected. 

To see whether you have a valid accident claim and to seek help gathering evidence of your accident, please give GC Solicitors a call on 01462 483 800 for free initial advice.

Ruth Hinchliffe and Sylvia Phillips
 
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Online Courts
The legal profession cannot stand still in the face of technological change. This is the belief of the Lord Chancellor, David Gauke expressed recently, during the opening of an international forum on, 'Online Courts', organised by the HMCTS (the law courts) and the Society for Computers and Law.

So the idea here is that by using modern technology such as our Smartphones, access to justice would be opened up to ordinary people, changing the role of lawyers, removing unnecessary costs, duplication and waste. According to Professor Richard Susskind, the President of the Society for Computers and Law, more people in the world have access to the internet than have access to justice!

Canada is currently pioneering the first online court which is something to watch, as it will provide a marker, so that we can gauge how well our courts may perform, if this is a route that the UK ends up taking.

Ruth Hinchliffe
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We have a New Address in Letchworth GC
Our new address from 22.11.2018 is 608 Jubilee Trading Estate, Jubilee Road, Letchworth GC, Hertfordshire SG6 1NE.   All correspondence should be sent to this address from the above date.  Our telephone number and email addresses remain the same. 
 
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Family Law Solicitor

 

GC solicitors are looking for a Private Family Solicitor on either a full or part-time basis.
This is an excellent opportunity for a talented Private Family Solicitor to join an established practice.

Areas of work
  • Divorce and matrimonial finance
  • Private law children matters including financial
  • Pre-marital, post-marital and co-habitation agreements
  • Cohabitation disputes
  • Domestic violence


    The Candidate
  • Applications are encouraged from qualified Private Family Solicitors with a minimum of 3 years PQE ideally
  • Solid knowledge of all aspects of private family work is expected
  • It is essential you have excellent communication and client care skills
  • The successful solicitor will be proactive and organised in their approach and able to meet tight deadlines
  • Attention to detail and strong drafting skills are a necessity.
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