The recent article in the Guardian highlights a worrying trend developing in the UK. It seems that nearly 300,000 judgments were entered against consumers in the first quarter of 2017 which the Guardian highlights is a considerable increase. However there is also a more worrying trend developing from our experience and that default judgments being entered against consumers without their knowledge.
Within the remit of Family Law the idea of an amicable divorce is something that has been discussed more and more in recent years. Nigel Shepherd who is the Chairman of Resolution (an organisation of family lawyers that campaigns for and seeks better ways to divorce) has called on political parties to commit to a no fault divorce in their manifestos ahead of the general election on 8th June.
When personal injury claimants who are victims of life-changing injuries accept a lump sum compensation payments, the actual amount they receive is adjusted according to the interest they can expect to earn by investing it.
Mrs Jackson and her only child, her daughter Mrs Ilott, fell out long ago – when Mrs Ilott eloped and married Mr Ilott at the age of 17. That rift never healed despite some attempts at reconciliation and Mrs Jackson made a Will in her later life which gave her daughter nothing at all. She left everything to various charities with whom it did not appear she had any special connection.