THE POWER OF SECONDS

  It takes a split-second lapse in concentration to cause an accident. The average response time for a driver to respond and react to an unexpected situation is 1.5 seconds provided they are paying full attention to the road. Stopping distances vary with speed but, based on a speed of 60mph, a driver can be […]

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NEW CALL FOR TOUGHER SENTENCES FOR DRIVERS WHO CAUSE FATALITIES WHEN COMMITING A DRIVING OFFENCE

    Road Safety Charity Brake have launched a new campaign “Roads to Justice” which aims to call the government to; introduce tougher charges and penalties for driving offences, invest in road traffic police and provide specialist support for families who had their lives torn apart, been bereaved or suffered following road traffic accidents resulting […]

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Thought of the day 

Something non legal related but a small thought for the day. Time with family outside the immediate household is now limited; not because we want it to be or that be don’t care but for most of us because the pressures of modern life no longer allow it.   Once study and commute are factored […]

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OPEN ALL DOORS – MOVE TOWARD THE FILMING OF THE CRIMINAL COURTS

The Ministry of Justice and Lord Chief Justice have  given the green light for TV cameras to be permitted into eight Crown Courts in England and Wales. Although the public and press have been allowed to attend the majority of cases, videoing proceedings has been strictly prohibited under S41 Criminal Justice Act 1925 and failure to observe […]

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Strength is overcoming the things you once couldn’t achieve – The benefits of exercise in rehabilitation 

   It is not unusual for people with an acquired disability to feel overwhelmed when considering where to start  in terms of engaging in or returning exercise and sport. Some see their disability as a barrier. It shouldn’t be.  Being active, joining a gym and engaging in a form of exercise provides an opportunity to […]

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!!!DISABLED ACCESS DAY – TODAY!!!

!!Today is Disabled Access Day!! Think back to the last time you tried something new.   We all have times where we feel nervous. When we don’t know how something works.  When we don’t know how people will react.  Whether we will receive support. However, having a disability can make doing every day activities which the majority […]

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IT’S NOT ALL ABOUT THE COMPENSATION – REHABILITATION IN SERIOUS INJURY CLAIMS

When people think of personal injury claims they think of compensation but that is only half of the story. Each year, a significant number of people are seriously injured and/or acquire a disability following accidents caused by the negligence of another.   In addition to their initial impact serious and complex injuries can lead to […]

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