Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoons

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This cartoon is by Alex Williams who draws the Queen’s Counsel cartoons for The Times and in numerous books including The Queen’s Counsel Lawyer’s Omnibus. He offers almost all of his cartoons for sale at £120 for originals and £40 for copies and they can be obtained from this email info@qccartoon.com.

December 11, 2017 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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What Clients Look For When Hiring Lawyers.

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Legal challenges and disputes usually carry huge consequences and individuals faced with the same always look for great lawyers to help them with their cases. A good lawyer knows his or her way around the courtroom and they can use their expertise to help you out of your legal challenge. If you are looking for compensation for injuries suffered at work, they will help you get the best deal from the negotiations. They will defend you in your defamation case and help you get the justice that you deserve. When it comes to finding the best lawyers to defend clients, the norm has been to find the big name lawyers from the big name law firms. This, however, is changing with individuals looking for lawyers who understand them and their cases. This piece highlights some of the things client look for when hiring their lawyers.

  1.      Experience.

This is one of the most important things that clients desire in the lawyers they are going to work with especially if the case is sensitive such as a personal injury claim. An experienced lawyer has handled a lot of cases of that nature and as such, they have what it takes to influence court proceeding in your favor. To check whether a lawyer is experienced enough to handle their cases, most clients ask to see past results of the cases in that particular field of law. The lawyers must also boast a good win percentage for them to be considered for the position with some clients walking away when they finding the lawyer’s success rate is wanting.

  1.      Presentation.

Clients also look at how a lawyer presents himself or herself when seeking legal representation. Appearances speak volumes about a person and one can tell whether a person is organized or not simply from how they look. A neat and organized lawyer comes off as serious and professional and clients feel safe when such a lawyer is representing them. Neat and organized lawyers will not misplace court documents and other evidentiary materials that are needed for the case. Lawyers should, therefore, present themselves properly if they want to win clients. This means dressing smartly and sharply and organizing their offices and websites properly.

  1.      Availability.

Clients also want lawyers who are available. This means that they should be able to meet the clients to discuss the case and if they are busy with other things, they should find the time later on to meet the clients. They should also be reachable by phone and email to respond to the client’s concerns. Clients like to feel treasured and if they notice that their lawyers don’t have time for them, they would rather get another lawyer for their case.

  1.      Convenience.

Clients also want lawyers that they can access easily and that is why most go for lawyers in their hometowns. This makes it easy to organizing meetings to discuss that case and any other legal issues. It also ensures that there are no delays and the case proceeds smoothly.

December 8, 2017 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoons

qccartoon
This cartoon is by Alex Williams who draws the Queen’s Counsel cartoons for The Times and in numerous books including The Queen’s Counsel Lawyer’s Omnibus. He offers almost all of his cartoons for sale at £120 for originals and £40 for copies and they can be obtained from this email info@qccartoon.com.

December 4, 2017 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoons

qccartoon
This cartoon is by Alex Williams who draws the Queen’s Counsel cartoons for The Times and in numerous books including The Queen’s Counsel Lawyer’s Omnibus. He offers almost all of his cartoons for sale at £120 for originals and £40 for copies and they can be obtained from this email info@qccartoon.com.

November 27, 2017 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Workers compensation for best satisfaction of employees working for an organization

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Are you among the workers working in a company, educational institutions, industry, etc? Then you will need compensation in exchange of your hard work and physical labour. There is a different department in every company that will take care of all types of worker’s compensation and benefits. But, sometimes the employers fool the workers. They don’t provide adequate monetary benefit or the sum that they expect. You should get in touch with Separovic Workers Compensation Lawyers.  They are the experienced team of lawyers who will give you justice. You can now approach them directly without any hesitation.

What benefits you get from workman compensation

You can now enjoy the benefit of workman compensation. There are wide range of advantages which the workers can get while working in an organization. Following are the benefits:

  • Universal acceptance

Insurance is now accepted by almost everyone. The group include suppliers, customers, external agencies, regulatory authorities, international companies, etc.

  • Claims after retroactive dates

Sometimes, you may not claim the compensation immediately after the incident. This feature will benefit all employees who claims several years after the incident. This is the benefit you might not have come across before. This is the cover after the event even after the retroactive date.  Usually it is known as the date of starting when the workmen compensation insurance was purchased.

  • Full cover

If the employee come across any type of accident while they are working in a company, they are entitled to get the insurance cover. The sum of compensation will be different in each case. You can get the insurance cover fir temporary disability, permanent disability, death etc. You can now get the comprehensive cover on your compensation. You may not understand the legal formalities. The insurance will cover all the legal liability under this. The legal liabilities is very well understood by your attorney.

  • Cover as per industry

The workers compensation claim that you are going to ask will vary from one industry to another. For example, if you are with the service industry, the sum of compensation will be less. However, as per the worker’s compensation act, compensation is highest in manufacturing industry. There is also a specific reason behind it.  Yes, the workers working in these industries has higher risk.

Did your claim get rejection?

You must have come across many situations when claim gets rejected. There is definitely a reason why your claim will get rejected.  Only the attorney dealing with worker’s compensation will define the same. Generally, folks claim for the sum before the date of policy inception. According to the law, such claim won’t be covered. There can be situation when break is observed in the middle of workmen compensation. Even there are situations when you need to go ahead with the renewal process. A novice may make a mistake. It is the time to contact the attorney instead of filing the claim alone. Thus, it is important to buy the claim immediately as soon as it is required.

Plans for workers compensation plan

Today, insurance companies will provide you with several plans on various insurance. The workers compensation is not an exception over here. You will find some attractive plans online. Comparing such plans persisting in various insurance companies is an important factor. You must choose the plan as per your requirement. Workers compensation claim will be associated with the attorney. They will be the best person to guide you on the plan. The insurance for workmen compensation is very important here. The liability of the companies will arise after the attorney take up a positive step.

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November 23, 2017 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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How can a law firm differentiate itself?

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In this increasingly competitive legal landscape, firms are on the look-out for new ways to attract and keep clients. Our recently published report, ‘Standing out from the Crowd’, offers insight into what in-house lawyers value the most.

Among the 200 in-house lawyers we surveyed, price got a score of 7.5 out of 10, making it the fourth most important factor behind responsiveness, an understanding of clients’ business and industry and possessing specialist expertise.

Two words were key when it came to law firm pricing: transparency and creativity.

Some 97% of surveyed in-house lawyers value transparent pricing. Transparency creates certainty about what the final legal bill will be. Many in-house teams frequently state that cost certainty is more important than the final cost itself.

Cost certainty aside, our series of interviewees frequently mentioned that creative and bespoke pricing structures truly distinguish firms.

At a time when the pressure on law firms and in-house legal teams to do more with less has never been greater, it is more important than ever for lawyers to have the tools to deliver the right answer to their clients in a cost-effective way.

Thomson Reuters Practical Law and Westlaw UK provide trusted answers, which are comprehensive, up to date and precise. Giving lawyers the confidence to take the right action – quickly and accurately.

Find out how Practical Law and Westlaw UK can help enable you to engage clients with transparency and creativity today: tr.com/confidence.

November 22, 2017 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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The Five Stages of Divorce

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Divorce – it feels like your whole world has been turned upside down and there’s no time to plan an emotional response. Anyone who’s ended a marriage knows that to get through what might be one of life’s toughest challenges, you may have to go through five stages…

And forget a beginning, middle and end – you’ll probably visit each stage several times before you reach closure.

So, whilst attempting to manage your emotional recovery during and after the divorce, go easy on yourself. You’ll move through the five stages at your own pace, angry one week, bargaining the next. Just don’t forget, you may also later come to the acceptance stage.

1. Denial

There’s nothing like driving through a storm pretending all is well in the world. Denial is your psyche’s way of protecting yourself from becoming emotionally overwhelmed.

Denying everything can be a useful coping mechanism, but you can’t pretend forever. Refusing to face reality becomes a very unattractive trait after a while.

2. Anger

When your world is crumbling around you, who better to blame for everything than your ex?

During the anger phase, your old lover may become the worst partner you ever had and you may feel the need to let out some of that pent up anger in one way or another. A healthy way of doing so might be by taking up a sport.

3. Bargaining

Bargaining is an attempt to press the brakes on the runaway train and get your life back on track. Now, it may not have been a great life, but it was a lot better than what you’re experiencing now, that’s for sure. During this stage you might start to miss your ex partner, and you’ll reflect on all good times you’ve shared, not the bad ones.

The thing to remember in this situation is it may not be too late to undo it.

But if you’re sure you’re going to call it a day, then you may well need to seek some legal advice to guide you through the next steps.

4. Depression

Ah, depression. Say hello to your bed and TV ‘cause this is where you’ll be spending most of your time now! This is the stage we mostly expect – but what most people don’t know is that depression during a divorce can be much similar to the stages of grief.

You may not bathe or leave the house for a few days during the denial stage, so by now you may have started to look and smell a bit… different. Don’t neglect yourself in this stage – you are your own worst enemy. Make time for things you love doing and try to keep yourself distracted.

Be smart and surround yourself with a good support system. You may even want to look into therapy and counseling because the support of family and friends goes a very long way, but sometimes there may be no substitute for expert advice.

Don’t be scared to cry it all out and remember to talk, talk, talk!

5. Acceptance

Sometimes, you might also reach the stage of acceptance. You’ve moved through adversity and learned a few life lessons from it. Remember though, just because you’ve reached acceptance doesn’t mean you won’t still have negative emotions about your divorce. It’s normal to still feel some anger and sadness at the loss of your marriage. But nevertheless you may now be at a stage where you can also move on with the rest of your life.

November 22, 2017 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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7 Potentially Big Mistakes You Could Make After a Car Accident (in the USA)

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The stakes are pretty high after a car accident, so making the wrong moves can dramatically reduce your chances of acquiring what you deserve. Despite the big emotional, physical, and financial burdens, you should do the right things after such an accident if possible. However, there are certain actions to consider avoiding when you have been hurt. But how to avoid these sometimes potentially costly errors if you aren’t aware of them?

That’s why you should get familiar with these potentially wrong actions on time. Read on for top 7 potential mistakes made after an auto accident.

1. Not Calling the Police

It’s essential that the car accident is promptly documented by a police officer if possible if you’re not at fault. Don’t rely on the idea that your insurer is going to take care of everything. This can go a long way with your insurance company. A police report includes an unbiased record of what happened at the scene of a car accident. Remember that this report might potentially be a key piece of your evidence in court.

2. Failing to Take Photos

Luckily, it’s very easy to document an accident with a cell phone today. Before anything and anyone have even moved at the scene of the accident, make sure to take a few photos of the vehicles involved if possible. These photos could be your crucial proof as to which driver was at fault indeed. It can help the judge get a better feel for how the accident occurred as well as what the contributing circumstances and conditions have surrounded it.

3. Failing to Exchange Information

Try to collect information like insurance company number, driver’s license plate and license number, and the model of the cars. It goes without saying that you should exchange contact information. Aside from exchanging information with involved drivers, you should also exchange info with witnesses, if any, if possible.

4. Waiting For Medical Treatment

After getting hurt in an accident, many people might be inclined to think “Just walk it off, everything will be okay in several days.” But be cautious about thinking this way! Keep in mind that any delay in medical treatment might potentially used against you by the insurance company, which may try to devalue your claim as much as possible.

5. Providing Too Much Information and Details to the At-fault Insurance Company

It’s okay to give the basic info required by law, but you shouldn’t give the details to an insurance company they aren’t entitled to. Don’t consent to provide any recorded statement. Don’t discuss your injuries or fault. These actions will benefit the insurance company rather than you.

6. Accepting a Fast Settlement

Many people make the mistake of accepting a quick settlement immediately after a car accident. Be very cautious about doing that! You may get less money than you really deserve. Once you’ve settled‚ you will not be able to open your case again.

7. Handle the Claim on Your Own

Maybe your adjuster will tell you that you should not hire an attorney. While there’s no requirement to work with an attorney, having one who specializes in the car accidents might potentially make a big difference to your compensation. If you’ve been severely hurt in a car accident in St. Louis, feel free to contact the St. Louis lawyers.

Make sure to avoid these 7 mistakes after a traffic accident. That may potentially save you lots of future issues. And be very cautious about going it alone if you’ve been injured seriously.

November 20, 2017 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoons

qccartoon
This cartoon is by Alex Williams who draws the Queen’s Counsel cartoons for The Times and in numerous books including The Queen’s Counsel Lawyer’s Omnibus. He offers almost all of his cartoons for sale at £120 for originals and £40 for copies and they can be obtained from this email info@qccartoon.com.

November 20, 2017 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoons

qccartoon
This cartoon is by Alex Williams who draws the Queen’s Counsel cartoons for The Times and in numerous books including The Queen’s Counsel Lawyer’s Omnibus. He offers almost all of his cartoons for sale at £120 for originals and £40 for copies and they can be obtained from this email info@qccartoon.com.

November 13, 2017 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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