Solicitors have generally managed to keep going through the pandemic and lockdowns in 2020. There have been good reasons to consider consulting a solicitor even though physical face-to-face meetings have been difficult, if not impossible. We’ve produced quite a few articles in 2020 and this one counts down the Top 10 most popular blog posts of the year from Moray Claims. 10. When being even 10 per cent to blame for your accident is too much to accept Contributory negligence can apply where your claim is going to be successful but there’s an argument that the accident was partly your fault too. This would have the result of reducing the compensation payable to you by a percentage. Ten per cent (the minimum level which most courts impose, in practice) may not seem too much of a reduction but this article highlights how your solicitor will often refuse to accept even 10 per cent as reasonable – and argue for nil per cent, i.e. that your claim should succeed in full, 100 per Continue Reading
Best Of Articles
Below are those articles on our Website which count down lists of things. For example, those articles which represent the ‘Best of’ on our Blog during particular periods, in terms of the number of readers they attracted.
In 2018, we published 44 new articles on this blog. 14 of these were published between 28 March and 27 April. This month-long burst of activity was helped by the kind folks at 5000bc who kept me accountable via a Taking Action Post in that forum. I didn’t quite achieve my aim to write 20 articles in 30 days (not all of them for this website) but I came close. In this article, we’ll look at the 10 Moray Claims posts from 2018 which have attracted the most traffic, according to Google Analytics. The ones which didn’t make it included one about how not to market personal injury claims services and one about how the Scottish Government plans to legislate to reduce the average cost of personal injury claim services for no win-no fee claimants. In reverse order… 10. When you should get help from an Advocate with your personal injury claim When you should get help from an Advocate was the first blog of 2018, explaining the role that Scottish barristers (known here as Continue Reading
In 1985, in Camden, London, a graffiti artist known as “King Robbo” spray-painted his name – in yellow, red and black – on a tunnel wall. Photographed in 2006, it can be seen that Robbo’s original had gradually faded to form the background of other graffiti scrawled on top. The well-known, though anonymous, street artist, Banksy, enters the story in 2009. He partially obliterated Robbo’s wall with an image of a workman “wallpapering” over the graffiti in plain grey. Only the “bo” of “Robbo” remained visible. Robbo’s retaliation – on Christmas Day 2009 – was to complete the greywash of his original image. Leaving Banksy’s image of the workman, with his can and paint brush, in place, Robbo added the words “KING ROBBO”, making it appear that the workman had put them there. As the dispute moved into 2010, Banksy heated things up with his reply - adding “FUC” in front of “KING”. With hindsight, it was almost as if Robbo had invited that addition. Robbo seems to have edited it Continue Reading
It's been another year of article writing and content production at Moray Claims. Topics have included newsworthy cases and general issues in personal injury law. As we have done previously, we end the year with a round-up of 5 posts from our blog which have attracted the most attention via organic search in Google. So, in reverse order, counting down from number 5 ... 5. How long do I have to make a personal injury claim? No claim for personal injury lasts forever. Time limits apply. If you’ve been injured as a result of an accident, it’s important to know how much time you have within which to make a claim for compensation. This article discusses the ‘practical’ time limits as well as the actual ones, considering why it’s important to know how much time you have, what needs to be done ‘in time’, and why it’s not a good idea to leave claiming until the last minute. 4. All-Scotland Sheriff Personal Injury Court With effect from September 2015, Scotland has a national Sheriff Continue Reading
We launched the Moray Claims website in October 2012. This is the 100th blog article. So, as we reach the milestone of 100 Moray Claims blogs, what are the main themes which have evolved via the blog during the last 2 years? They ask, You answer I’ve looked to the “They ask, You answer” advice of Marcus Sheridan for guidance, even if most of the time it’s meant predicting rather than knowing what you might want to know about personal injury law. Moray Claims is a trading name of Grigor & Young and so we started off this blog describing Moray Claims as “Not just another accident claims company”. Probably a bit too cryptic as a headline. Belatedly, months later, I realised it might be a good idea to explain what is Moray Claims and the purpose of the blog. In the buzz-speak of the content marketing gurus online, I’ve tried to provide meaningful content, to a targeted audience (you folks in Moray and a bit beyond that) and be authentically helpful. Helping you in Moray to claim Continue Reading