Q&A with Ian Kay, Partner and Solicitor in our Personal Injury Department

Question: Which of your offices deal with personal injury and what areas of personal injury do you cover? Answer: Whilst our personal injury department is based in our Garston and Liverpool City Centre offices, we are able to take personal injury instructions from any of our other locations. Over the last four decades we have served the Read More …

Polythene firm fined after its safety failings left employee with permanent injuries

A Widnes based polythene manufacturer, which makes film for the food industry, has been ordered to pay £40,000 following its prosecution for safety failings. The accident occurred on 21 January 2014 during a night shift when the employee was operating a multi-winder machine that converts logs of stretch film polythene into smaller hand sized reels. Read More …

Russell Hobbs Iron Recall

Russell Hobbs have recently recalled a number of steam irons as a result of concerns over their safety and the possibility of injury . Under the Consumer Protection Act 1987 anybody who suffers injury as a result of a defective product can make a compensation claim against the manufacturer. A product is considered defective if Read More …

Trademark Hijackings, Part Deux

Internet Sales On 22nd September 2011 the Court of Justice of the EU reached its long awaited decision in the Interflora v Marks & Spencer case. Interflora sued M&S for buying “Interflora-themed” Google Adwords (see previous blog entry entitled “Trademark Hijackings” on the use of Trade Marks as Search/Adwords terms) such that when customers searched “interflora” Read More …

Bribery Act – Prosecution #1

Bribery Act 2010 The first prosecution under the Bribery Act 2010 which came into force earlier in 2011 is of a court clerk, Mr Patel at a county court in Essex. The CPS said “It is alleged that Patel promised an individual summonsed for a motoring offence that he could influence the course of criminal Read More …

Civil Litigation Funding Reforms

Parliament will soon consider reforms of civil litigation funding and costs in England and Wales. Under the new proposals, a proportion of the costs in bringing a case for personal injury will be taken from damages awarded to the injured person. We object to that proposal. Damages are carefully calculated to put an injured person Read More …