Can anyone recommend a solicitor

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Can anyone recommend a solicitor

Postby magri21 » 4 Mar 2019, 6:19pm

Hi,

last May I was knocked off the bike by a lorry, the company (CEMEX) have admitted liability. They have advised me to get my own solicitor, so I am after a good one that specialises in this sort of claim.

Does anyone have any recommendations? I am not a member of the BCF or any other cycling groups that may have been able to assist.

thanks in advance

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Re: Can anyone recommend a solicitor

Postby gaz » 4 Mar 2019, 8:06pm

In the absence of any specific recommendation some useful pointers here.

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Postby Paulatic » 4 Mar 2019, 8:55pm

You don’t say where you are. If you are in Scotland you want https://www.cyclelawscotland.co.uk
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Postby Oldjohnw » 5 Mar 2019, 7:03am

I imagine you could uses CUK's appointed solicitors as they are experienced. You would have to pay if you are not a member but I assume this would be part of your claim.

https://www.slatergordon.co.uk/unions-f ... ities/ctc/
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Postby mjr » 5 Mar 2019, 7:50am

https://legal.wiggle.co.uk is another to consider but it looks like it's no longer linked to Sustrans.
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Postby honesty » 5 Mar 2019, 7:52am

My wife works for a personal injury solicitors called Harris Fowler. Could give them a try...

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Postby JohnW » 5 Mar 2019, 10:35pm

Oldjohnw wrote:I imagine you could uses CUK's appointed solicitors as they are experienced. You would have to pay if you are not a member but I assume this would be part of your claim.

https://www.slatergordon.co.uk/unions-f ... ities/ctc/

I'm a CTC/CUK member. I got hit in early 2015 :cry: . Slater and Gordon, being CUK's appointed legal-eagles, acted for me and the result was very satisfactory :D . Things do take a while. My initial contact with them was via CUK, but I don't know how you'd contact them as a non-member. "Oldjohnw" - (we don't know each other, as far as I know) has given their e-mail contact details above.

I bet I'm older than "Oldjohnw" :lol: :lol: :lol: .

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Postby Oldjohnw » 5 Mar 2019, 11:12pm

JohnW wrote:
Oldjohnw wrote:I imagine you could uses CUK's appointed solicitors as they are experienced. You would have to pay if you are not a member but I assume this would be part of your claim.

https://www.slatergordon.co.uk/unions-f ... ities/ctc/

I'm a CTC/CUK member. I got hit in early 2015 :cry: . Slater and Gordon, being CUK's appointed legal-eagles, acted for me and the result was very satisfactory :D . Things do take a while. My initial contact with them was via CUK, but I don't know how you'd contact them as a non-member. "Oldjohnw" - (we don't know each other, as far as I know) has given their e-mail contact details above.

I bet I'm older than "Oldjohnw" :lol: :lol: :lol: .


When I joined I tried to use johnw but it was already in use.
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Postby PH » 6 Mar 2019, 1:22am

Were you injured when you were knocked off? The Conditional Fee Agreement (So called no win no fee) legal route is only available if it's a personal injury claim and then only if it's going to be above a minimum limit (£1,000 when I made a claim, but it may have changed) If you meet the criteria, then a solicitor who specialises in personal injury is what you should be looking for rather than a cycling expert (The solicitor from Slater & Gordon who dealt with my claim knew nothing of cycling)
It's worth checking any policy you have to see if it's included, it's often bundled with insurance of all sorts, banking benefits, union membership, roadside assistance... You don't get a hugely better deal from these or the Cycling UK one, they still only take cases they think will win, you still have to pay a 25% success fee, you may get slightly better free advice before signing up and you don't have to pay for the insurance that covers the other sides legal bills if you lose.

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Postby JohnW » 6 Mar 2019, 10:18am

Oldjohnw wrote:
JohnW wrote:.................... "Oldjohnw" - (we don't know each other, as far as I know).....................
I bet I'm older than "Oldjohnw" :lol: :lol: :lol: .


When I joined I tried to use johnw but it was already in use.

Oh - sorry about that John - I feel pretty awful now............but I can't change to "youngjohnw" because I'm not young - immature maybe, but not young!

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Re: Can anyone recommend a solicitor

Postby JohnW » 6 Mar 2019, 10:23am

PH wrote:Were you injured when you were knocked off? The Conditional Fee Agreement (So called no win no fee) legal route is only available if it's a personal injury claim and then only if it's going to be above a minimum limit (£1,000 when I made a claim, but it may have changed) If you meet the criteria, then a solicitor who specialises in personal injury is what you should be looking for rather than a cycling expert (The solicitor from Slater & Gordon who dealt with my claim knew nothing of cycling)
It's worth checking any policy you have to see if it's included, it's often bundled with insurance of all sorts, banking benefits, union membership, roadside assistance... You don't get a hugely better deal from these or the Cycling UK one, they still only take cases they think will win, you still have to pay a 25% success fee, you may get slightly better free advice before signing up and you don't have to pay for the insurance that covers the other sides legal bills if you lose.


I don't know whether your question was being asked of me, but yes I did have personal injury - my leg was broken. The bloke who did it admitted liability. Slater and Gordon asked a few questions, and my interpretation was that they were checking that I had a valid claim and that it was 'winnable' for them - as far as I know that CUK agreement is 'no win no fee', but the legal eagles did check first.

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Re: Can anyone recommend a solicitor

Postby Oldjohnw » 6 Mar 2019, 11:23am

JohnW wrote:
Oldjohnw wrote:
JohnW wrote:.................... "Oldjohnw" - (we don't know each other, as far as I know).....................
I bet I'm older than "Oldjohnw" :lol: :lol: :lol: .


When I joined I tried to use johnw but it was already in use.

Oh - sorry about that John - I feel pretty awful now............but I can't change to "youngjohnw" because I'm not young - immature maybe, but not young!


That's quite ok. Old is merely an accurate description. Fact: I reach my three score and ten in September. Two coast to coast runs to celebrate.
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Re: Can anyone recommend a solicitor

Postby JohnW » 6 Mar 2019, 12:29pm

Oldjohnw wrote:
JohnW wrote:
Oldjohnw wrote:
When I joined I tried to use johnw but it was already in use.

Oh - sorry about that John - I feel pretty awful now............but I can't change to "youngjohnw" because I'm not young - immature maybe, but not young!


That's quite ok. Old is merely an accurate description. Fact: I reach my three score and ten in September. Two coast to coast runs to celebrate.

Ah - well - I've got over five years on you - tha's nobbut a yungun' then! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Can anyone recommend a solicitor

Postby Oldjohnw » 6 Mar 2019, 12:32pm

JohnW wrote:
Oldjohnw wrote:
JohnW wrote:Oh - sorry about that John - I feel pretty awful now............but I can't change to "youngjohnw" because I'm not young - immature maybe, but not young!


That's quite ok. Old is merely an accurate description. Fact: I reach my three score and ten in September. Two coast to coast runs to celebrate.

Ah - well - I've got over five years on you - tha's nobbut a yungun' then! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:



So you could be oldjohnwsenior. :D
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Re: Can anyone recommend a solicitor

Postby JohnW » 6 Mar 2019, 1:24pm

Oldjohnw wrote:
JohnW wrote:
Oldjohnw wrote:
That's quite ok. Old is merely an accurate description. Fact: I reach my three score and ten in September. Two coast to coast runs to celebrate.

Ah - well - I've got over five years on you - tha's nobbut a yungun' then! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:



So you could be oldjohnwsenior. :D


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: