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Firstly, it is important to say that the word “pandemic” does not denote the characteristics or seriousness of a virus or disease. Rather, it is a word that distinguishes an “epidemic”, being a disease that affects one or a few nations from a disease that affects all (Pan) nations, i.e. all nations in the world; hence “pandemic”. However, the seriousness of the current pandemic is not measured in medical and health terms alone. It is also likely to have a severe effect on...

Flaxmans continue to be involved in supporting a number of Doncaster residents whose properties were damaged by the floods in early November 2019.  Very few claims have been declined altogether, but we are still finding that some are taking an inordinate amount of time to really get going.  Three such residents have yet to even agree with their loss adjusters whether or not damp plaster needs to be removed before the drying out process can be completed. For the record, Flaxmans...

Two of Flaxmans Directors have recently made a number of trips to the flood affected areas in Yorkshire to offer flood victims support and advice in specially arranged Claims Clinics. The initial trip led them to Bentley where they spent the day in informal discussions with flood victims at the neighbourhood drop-in centre, as well as more formal meetings with other affected residents. This was followed up with a further visit a few weeks later. The most recent trip was to Fishlake, a...