Monthly Archives: April 2013

24 posts

Accidents at work

Quarter of construction sites fail health and safety checks

One in four of the construction sites visited during a month-long inspection initiative failed health and safety checks, new figures have revealed. More than 400 sites were visited by Health and Safety Executive (HSE) inspectors as part of a national clampdown aimed at reducing death, injury and ill health. The […]

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Rise in new car sales exceeded market expectations

New car registrations in the UK rose almost six per cent last month compared to the same period last year, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has said. The SMMT said March, when new number plates are released, was usually a strong month for car registrations but the […]

Contract disputes at PM Law

Government gets tough on unauthorised developments

The Coalition Government has vowed to stop unauthorised developments with tougher punishments for those who ignore planning laws. Communities Secretary Eric Pickles aims to “stop caravans in their tracks” with changes to stop notices, backed up by potentially unlimited fines. Mr Pickles announced he will revoke regulations that currently limit […]

Personal injury compensation claims

Holidaymakers fall foul of foreign driving laws

Nearly half of British holidaymakers who drive when abroad fail to research the laws of the road in the country they will be travelling in. A survey, carried out by the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) was conducted to find out how much people know about foreign driving regulations. […]

Legal aid cuts will leave vulnerable struggling for help

Cuts to civil legal aid which come into force this week will leave vulnerable people struggling to find help, a survey has warned.   Civil legal aid is no longer available for cases involving divorce, child custody, clinical negligence, welfare, employment, immigration, housing, debt, benefit and education.   More than […]