Book Recommendation: Free to Choose: A Personal Statement

In this classic about economics, freedom, and the relationship between the two, Milton and Rose Friedman explain how our freedom has been eroded and our prosperity undermined through the explosion of laws, regulations, agencies, and spending in Washington, and how good intentions often produce deplorable results when government is the middleman. The Friedmans also provide remedies for these ills--they tell us what to do in order to expand our freedom and promote prosperity. Available from Amazon 


Brain Injury Lawyers – justifying maximum compensation

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Due to the complex nature of head and brain injuries, it is essential that those affected seek advice from specialist brain injury lawyers who are aware of the unique needs of their clients. Brain injury lawyers not only provide legal advice and assist clients with claiming compensation, their work often enables clients to access the most effective and beneficial rehabilitation.

Although a niche area, brain injury lawyers will often specialise in other types of significant injuries including spinal injuries, amputations and fatalities as well as brain injury law. By understanding the nature of the injury and how it has impacted upon the person’s life, brain injury lawyers are able to determine how to establish a case and bring a successful compensation claim. In addition to working with clients and the families, brain injury lawyers work with a number of other professionals in order to gather relevant information. For example, lawyers will often liaise with a client’s team of medical professionals in order to establish the facts of the injury and how it occurred, the degree of impairment and the likelihood of recovery.

Specialists in brain injury law can often offer advice regarding other additional services available to clients and their families. There are a number of organisations which are specifically aimed at helping those affected by head and brain injuries which are often recommended by brain injury lawyers. Many lawyers work as part of a network of brain injury specialists and can recommend suitable contacts where necessary. Although obtaining an appropriate amount of compensation on behalf of the client is a significant part of the work undertaken by lawyers, specialists in brain injury law are also concerned with ensuring the client receives the support required in order to maximise their recovery.

There are a number of ways in which clients can suffer a head or brain injury and lawyers are often consulted regarding cases of possible negligence, injuries cause by road accidents, work related incidents, action taken on behalf of a dependent as well as claims from victims of violent crime. Brain injury lawyers are generally experienced in bringing claims against private individuals and businesses as well as against compensation boards or authorities such as the Criminal injuries Compensation Authority. Regardless of how the injury occurred, brain injury lawyers can provide the appropriate assistance and advice regarding whether a claim is likely to succeed.

Suffering a head or brain injury can be devastating for the person injured as well as their family and loved ones. The difficult time following such an injury can make it difficult to focus on obtaining compensation but a proficient law firm can help reduce the complexity involved and provide useful and practical advice in times of difficulty and uncertainty. By obtaining expert advice from experienced brain injury lawyers, clients can increase their chances of obtaining appropriate compensation to support their recovery and their long term future. Although financial compensation cannot wholly rectify the situation, it can give peace of mind to the injured party and his or her family as well provide the means to access the best care, support and rehabilitation in order to fully maximise their recovery.

ASB Law have very particular experience in head and brain injury, also with significant experience extending to a full range of catastrophic injuries including spinal injury, fatal accidents and amputations.
ASB Law’s Brain Injury Lawyer specialists include members of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel and the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers. ASB Law are also members of the Brain Injury Group (BIG), Actions for Victims of Medical Accidents, the Disability Alliance Panel, the Sussex Acquired Brain Injury Forum (SABIF), the Kent Acquired Brain Injury Forum (KABIF) and Headway, the brain injury association.
For further information or advice, please visit: http://www.asb-law.com/what-we-do/sectors/brain-injury/what-we-do

Book Recommendation: The Best of "Queens Counsel"

The very best of Steuart and Francis’s Queen’s Counsel. Everything you wanted to know about the law but didn’t want to pay £300 an hour to find out! Lawyers affect the lives of us all, whether through buying a house, getting a divorce, making a will – or being forced to sit next to one at a dinner party. This book is for everyone who wants to get their own back. Queen’s Counsel is the successful strip cartoon which appears every Tuesday in the law pages of The Times. Its good-natured satire on lawyers and the legal system has made it compulsory reading among members of the legal profession. The Best of Queen’s Counsel brings together the funniest and most popular moments of Steuart and Francis’s continuing saga of life among the tennants of 4 Lawn Buildings: head of chambers Sir Geoffrey Bentwood; aspiring head of chambers Edward Longwind; idealistic, downtrodden pupil barrister Helena; and solicitor Richard Loophole. Available from Amazon


Book Recommendation: The Unlikely Pilgrimage Of Harold Fry

When Harold Fry nips out one morning to post a letter, leaving his wife hoovering upstairs, he has no idea that he is about to walk from one end of the country to the other. He has no hiking boots or map, let alone a compass, waterproof or mobile phone. All he knows is that he must keep walking. To save someone else's life. 'The odyssey of a simple man, original, subtle and touching'. - Claire Tomalin 'From the moment I met Harold Fry, I didn't want to leave him. Impossible to put down.' - Erica Wagner, The Times Available from Amazon