Thursday, 16 February 2012

Many victims of crime to miss out on compensation

The Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke has announced plans to reform the current Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme.

Under the government funded schemes victims of a crime can make a claim for compensation for physical and mental injuries suffered. The new proposals will however mean that those who suffer from what will be classed as minor injuries, will not be entitled to claim.

The proposed reform has come under critisism as the definition of 'minor injuries' appears to include sprained ankles, broken toes and fingers, bruised ribs and even dislocated jaw.

Further changes to the scheme are aimed at preventing those who have been previously convicted of crimes from claiming for injuries caused by a criminal act committed against them, except in exceptional circumstances.

One proposed change will may well be welcomed is the requirement that all convicted criminals will have to pay a set amount into the scheme to boost the funds available.

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Selling fast! - McKeag & Co Rose Ball 2012

Just a reminder about our McKeag & Co Rose Ball which is being held on 28th April 2012 at The Gosforth Marriott Hotel.

On the first day of sale 70 tickets were sold so book early to avoid disappointment!!

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

McKeag & Co Rose Ball 2012

McKeag and Co will be hosting the First Annual Rose Ball in aid of MacMillan Cancer Support and AvMA on 28th April 2012 at The Gosforth Park Marriott Hotel.

Tickets cost £45.00 per person and price includes a Champagne Reception, Three Course Meal, including wine, and live entertainment from The Aaron Bayley Band, Ian Kendall, Close Table Magician and cocktails from 'Zestmixology'.

Tickets are now on sale!!!! To purchase either go to enquiries or telephone 0191 213 1010.