Lawyers version of Christmas Greetings

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Dec 172014

(tongue in cheek, of course!)


I wanted to send some sort of holiday greeting to my friends and colleagues, but it is difficult in today’s world to know exactly what to say without offending someone. So I met with my lawyer yesterday, and on her advice I wish to say the following:

Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low stress, non-addictive, gender neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday practised with the most enjoyable traditions of religious persuasion or secular practices of your choice with respect for the religious/secular persuasions and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practise religious or secular traditions at all. Continue reading »

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Premiums soar as travel policy ageism worsens

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Dec 142014

Older holidaymakers are battling against rising premiums and strict age limits to get suitable travel insurance, while younger travellers are enjoying a sharp fall in prices.

The average premium on an annual worldwide policy for a 70-year-old with health problems has risen by almost 10% since 2011 to £216, while premiums for a 30-year-old with similar health problems have dropped by a third to £63, according to analysis for The Sunday Times by the money-saving website

Overall, 70-year-old holidaymakers typically pay about four times as much for annual worldwide insurance as 30 to 45-year-olds.

As part of our Play Fair on Age campaign, readers have contacted us with stories of the problems they have faced in securing travel cover due to age and health.

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