Have you started planning your next fraudulent insurance claim?
What do you mean “No”. Come on, get a move on , you’ll need the extra cash for Christmas.
There are plenty of options available – has your top of the range smartphone mysteriously vanished, what about that expensive toolkit stashed in your garage that could easily be” stolen” ? If all else fails, then why not slam your brakes on and let the car behind nudge into you; hey presto, a bit of fake whiplash and you’re quids in.
What’s that! You aren’t seeking to boost your seasonal spending by defrauding an insurance company. Fair enough, one of these honest chaps are you, although that won’t stop the insurance industry from treating you as if you are a fraudster until you prove otherwise.
Fraudulent claimants are the latest group undermining the very fabric of our society. A menace to be bracketed with the other easy scapegoats beloved of the Daily Mail headline bots:
” WHIPLASH FRAUDSTERS AND LESBIAN ASYLUM SEEKERS TO BLAME FOR SPREAD OF EBOLA AND THE COLDEST WINTER SINCE THE WAR.” Continue reading Whiplash Fraudsters To Blame For Spread of Ebola
Britain’s road users are used to dealing with a nuisance. They’ve had to put up with potholes, speed traps, Boris Johnson, even pink Beetles with headlight lashes; yet even they are struggling to cope in the face of the latest menace – Militant Cyclists.
No, I’m not talking about goatee-bearded students with bad breath flogging the Socialist Worker. I mean the new breed of no-nonsense, single minded cyclo-nuts causing havoc in our towns and cities.
These lycra-clad crackpots are rapidly becoming a real pain in the butt. They are the MWA- MAMIL(middle aged men in lycra) With Attitude Continue reading How to spot a MAMIL in the wild
It’s funny how phrases take on different meanings as time goes by. Not so many years ago a “do gooder” was a person who did their best to help others , it was someone who was generous and charitable. Anyone so unfortunate to attract that label now is a “soft touch” and to blame for all of society’s ills by sending teenage rapists on all-inclusive holidays to the Caribbean or allowing prisoners to have 60 inch plasma TVs in their cells.
Similarly, “human rights legislation”, once seen as vital in upholding the fundamental values we all hold dear, is now held responsible for helping sinister hook handed muslims to escape justice and handing undeserving asylum seekers state benefits.
Continue reading David Cameron, Chris Grayling and the Abuse of Human Rights
Lawyers are always patting each other on the back. Let’s be honest, if we don’t nobody else will.
You can often see us photographed in the business pages of local papers passing each other awards made of engraved glass in the shape of a child’s drawing of a mountain. Very prestigious awards mind you, highly prized with categories such as “Proactive Legal Innovators of the Month”and “Tax deductible Charity Champions (year end April 2014)”.
Continue reading Bryan Ferry, Betty Rubble and Thomas More. Confused? You will be.
What a momentous week to start my legal blog.
The biggest divorce in UK history has been avoided and even better, Mishcon De Reya didn’t receive a penny in fees. It was compelling stuff for us lot south of the border even though we weren’t directly involved – the constitutional equivalent of watching a couple of obese neighbours mud wrestling.
The idea of Scotland going it alone was too much for some to bear but I doubt any of them were lawyers. Scotland has always had its own legal system, largely independent of England, and has made a rather good job of it. Their system has developed through the application of Roman- Dutch principles rather English Legal theory. This means that strict adherence to legal precedent and common law is discouraged in favour of deciding cases after getting pissed on red wine, engaging in orgies and smoking marijuana.
Continue reading The Big News: My Blog’s arrived …oh, and err Scotland votes No.