Tag Archives: Compensation

Brexit and Your Portfolio

Brexit and Your Portfolio

Whichever way you voted, it is hard not to be dismayed by the shambles that is Brexit, concocted by all sides. In the event any deal agreed gets voted down in Parliament, or there is no deal, there is a material chance the government could fall. One or both of these events would come with […]

Managing Your Financial Settlement

Managing Your Financial Settlement

Experiencing personal injury, whether through an accident, illness or medical negligence, is usually unexpected and takes a toll both physically and mentally. The priority has to be for the injured person and their family to gain access to local support, medical care and rehabilitation as soon as possible. In cases where a claim may be […]

Discount Rate: Medical Negligence / Catastrophic Injury Awards

Maintaining a longer-term perspective makes the volatility easier to handle

An unexpectedly large change to the discount rate, which determines compensation payments for those suffering life-changing injuries, has thrown the insurance markets and their legal advisers into disarray. Campaigners have long been arguing for changes to the ‘Ogden rate’, the mechanism allowing courts to fairly price catastrophic injury compensation payments to support pursuers financially throughout […]

Outcome of the Referendum and your Portfolio

With the UK’s referendum vote on whether or not to remain in the EU almost upon us, this post looks at the impact that BREXIT could potentially have on client portfolios. The market risks may seem material, but they are mitigated by the ownership of robustly structured, well-diversified portfolios. The key is to stay calm […]

Crowdfunding: peer-to-peer lending– a fad or the future?

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Something quite remarkable is going on in the world of finance; it is the disintermediation of traditional financial services providers.  The internet is revolutionising the way in which consumers access traditional financial services.  Crowdfunding is one such area where the middle man (the bank) is being replaced by internet based models.  Put simply, crowdfunding is […]