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Featured Sponsor Content: Car Accident Claims in London and the UK

At Project55 we are currently accepting sponsorship requests from corporate entities who would like to be featured on our website and events. If you make a donation to a charity of our choosing then it might be possible for you to have some featured content on our website similar to the below so get in touch for details like this car accident claims company has done.

Car Accident Claims London

Car Accident and Car Crash Claims ImageBeing involved in a car accident can have a damaging effect on not only you, but also your family and loved ones. That’s why it’s important to claim compensation if the accident was not your fault. If you have suffered an injury in a car accident in London, call one of our friendly call handlers today to see if you are entitled to compensation. Our lawyers work on a no win no fee* basis so you are protected from any financial risk when deciding to make a claim. Visit us now to claim for a car accident or crash.

How Do I Make a Car Accident Claim?

Making a car accident claim with us is far more straightforward than people think it will be. Where the law surrounding car accidents can be complex and confusing, our lawyers make sure to negotiate these complexities on your behalf and fight to the best of their ability to win you the compensation that you deserve. Our process is simple and can be broken down into three separate steps:

  • First, get in touch with us via our free phone line or fill in one of our online contact forms
  • From there, we will assess your case and determine whether or not you qualify to make a claim
  • If you do qualify, we will partner you with a specialist car accident solicitor who will work with you to win you the maximum amount of compensation for the type of injury that you suffered

Evidence To Support Your Claim

If someone else’s negligence was to blame for the injuries you suffered, we encourage you to make a claim today and start on the road to recovery. Whether you were driving the car, were the passenger in a car, or were a pedestrian, you could be entitled to a large sum of compensation.

What we ask of you is to gather any evidence that you feel would strengthen your case. Our lawyers (want to become a lawyer?) want to see you walk away with a robust compensation package and any evidence that shows that you were the victim in the car accident will only make this easier. This can be anything ranging from photographs of the car, where the accident happened, photographs of your injuries, evidence of work missed following the accidents, receipts of painkillers purchased after the accident, and any medical reports detailing the injuries you suffered in the accident.

Our Car Accident Specialists

Car accidents can be the cause of a whole host of different injuries, ranging from back injuries to whiplash. Each one of our Solicitors is experienced in dealing with everything that falls under car accident claims. With their wealth of knowledge in all aspects of car accident claims, this is experience that you could benefit from if you decide to start your claim with us.

Our car accident specialists understand just how damaging a car accident can be in your life. They make it their aim to restore you to the position you were in before your accident. Leaving no stone unturned, they will ensure that the likes of loss of earnings and medical expenses are taken into account when determining your final compensation amount. It is important that you feel as though justice has been restored following your car accident.

No Win No Fee

This conditional agreement simply means that you are free from any upfront costs when deciding to make a claim. The solicitor we partner you with will fight to win you the maximum amount of compensation. If you do not win any compensation, then you will have incurred no costs for the legal services you received.

Car Accident Lawyers in London

Our network of car accident claims lawyers in London (we also have an office in Newcastle) are all very experienced in dealing with the types of problem you may currently be enduring. Car accidents can have a serious physical, emotional, and financial impact on your life, so our lawyers work with empathy and care when handling your case.

Having dealt with several clients like you, our lawyers understand the importance that you place on your car accident claim. Because of this, each of the solicitors in our network prides themselves on top quality communication skills that simplify all of the legal jargon and speak to you in a language that you can understand. Being involved in the claims process is important, so our lawyers work with an approachable professionalism that keeps you engaged and in control.

Get In Touch

Getting in touch with us is extremely straightforward. We believe that it is important that you can have your questions answered at any time of day, so our free phone line is open 24/7, with a team of friendly and professional call handlers waiting to provide you with the advice you need straightaway. Alternatively, feel free to fill in one of our online contact forms and we will be in touch very soon. We look forward to hearing from you.


Student Placement Availability for the Expert Pension Claims Company

expertpensionclaimslogoIf you are looking to do a sandwich year placement at a company that has high ethical regard, and does a little for charity itself then we can currently recommend Expert Pension Claims.

They are a UK business that works in the finance sector, with their main focus being on helping UK consumers reclaim back compensation if they have been mis-sold pensions, annuities, and high risk investments.

In terms of their charitable output, I had the chance to email Jarod Taylor, the marketing manager for Expert Pension Claims to get some feedback on the company’s plan for the next 12 months, plus what any student working with them can expect.

“In the next few months we are going to be looking to initiate some charitable events in Glasgow and London, focussed on the homeless. Any student who ends up winning the annual placement with us will have a large area of responsibility around organising these events, so ideally we are looking for someone who has organisational skills, and understands the impact that being homeless can have. I would encourage any suitable applications to come in as soon as possible because I anticipate the position being a very popular one.”

The job won’t just entail that though, as the position will be very well rounded, taking in various key aspects of the business. Here are some example aspects to the role.

Mis-Sold Pension Claims Handling

The successful applicant will be required to handle incoming calls and emails from people in the UK who think they might have been mis-sold a pension or high risk investment. You will be required to take as many details from them as possible, creating a case file which will then be passed over to our solicitors.

Knowledge of the Pensions and Finance Industry

Whilst not 100% essential, having some prior knowledge of the pensions mis-selling scandal and pensions industry before your application and industry would help. In particular you should read up about the mis-selling of SIPPs, SIPPs claims, contracting out of SERPs, and SERPS claims for pension compensation as this is where the bulk of the inbound customer enquires will be based around.

For more information on the mis-selling of pensions and what it involved, we would recommend reading all of the pages on the Expert Pension Claims website, in particular the page relating to what a mis sold SIPP is.

About Expert Pension Claims

The company was founded in 2015 and consists of three main solicitors based in Glasgow. The team of lawyers are fully regulated by the Law Society of England, Scotland, and Wales, and have over two decades of experience in helping people claim back compensation for financial product mis-selling.

In fact, the team have a combined compensation win calculation of around 70 million pounds for their UK clients.

What Type of Candidate Should Apply?

  • Strong analytical and organisational skills
  • Happy to work in a small team but focussed on results
  • Ability to multi-task and manage outsourced workers when needed
  • Flexibility as some out of hours work required

If that sounds like you and for more details you can apply on the Expert Pension Claims website on

Do You Have a Student Placement or Job Offer?

If you are a company who has charitable ethics and would like to advertise your students jobs or placement opportunities on the website then please do contact us. We are very selective about who and what we can advertise on the website, but you should get a feel for our ethical viewpoint simply by navigating through the rest of the website.


Video: Student Recycles To Help Smile Train Charity

r4sYet another fantastic video on how student’s globally are doing their bit for charity. Recycling can improve the world in many ways. One of our favorites comes from a very caring high school student. Sonali Ranaweera was given $100 as a gift and decided she was going to use that money to help people.

That’s when Recycling4Smiles was born. She got the idea to recycle the cans & bottles and give that money to the foundation, Smile Train.

Smile Train is a foundation that helps children with cleft lips and palates. Recycling4Smiles asks family, friends, businesses and neighbors to recycle their goods and 100% of their donations goes to help cleft lip surgeries and other needy causes related to children.

So far she has raised $39,000! She isn’t stopping there…She teamed up with a group of ‘special needs’ students from Del Mar High School, San Jose CA, and got them involved to help them acquire a sense of purpose while giving back! So next time you throw out your recyclables, think of all the people you could be helping.

To learn more about Recycling 4 Smiles, checkout Also, learn more about Smile Train


A Message to Aspiring Accident Claims & Personal Injury Lawyers

Watch this video where a real-life personal injury lawyer and accident claims solicitor based in the United States, gives some great advice to law students who aspire to get into the accident claims industry. It includes her discussing what factors led her to choose to work as a lawyer, and in particular the firm that she was appointed to work with.


How You Can Help the Homeless in London and Manchester This Christmas

This year some of our students will be volunterring at various initiatives around the major UK cities to help and support with homeless charities. If you would like to get involved then please see our charities that you might be able to volunteer with.

Here is a video from the excellent charitable initiative in Brixton London who we also recommend that you approach if you would like to help out.

If you do help please do leave some comments on our Facebook page and any photos you take would be fantastic, in particular from any associated law students who are part of Project 55.


How the Old Website Served Students at Princeton

This content is courtesy of the Internet Archive and shows how valued this website and service was when the domain used to be owned by a different organisation.

Project 55 is one of the great Princeton success stories in this last decade of the 20th century. It has served an enormous number of students through its summer and year-long internship programs, and in many cases has provided students with experiences that resulted in thesis topics, careers, and ongoing community service commitments.

It has provided meaningful opportunities for engagement in community service-and in service to Princeton-for a large number of alumni, including alumni who had not previously been active in Princeton affairs. As we initially hoped would be the case, Project 55 and other alumni community service acitivities have encouraged alumni not only to contribute to these kinds of programs, but have increased their overall attachment and generosity to Princeton.

Project 55 also has helped Princeton affirm its historic commitment to the service of others, and has assisted us in such new projects as the Community-Based Learning Initiative.

Since so many needs can be served and so many benefits can be achieved through a program like Project 55, I wish you as much success as possible in encouraging others to develop similar programs. As you and your classmates know better than anyone, the program makes significant demands on the time, energies, and resources of its volunteers.

But the rewards are considerable, whether measured in the students you serve, the local, national and global problems you help address, or the message of commitment to community service you deliver to the broader society. As we move into a new century and a new millenium, the importance of programs of this kind will only increase.

Read more about the history of this website.


A History of Princeton Project 55 from the Old Website

Prior to Project 55 being about students of law in action, it was a website for the Princeton Project 55. We are not affiliated to them in anyway, but you can find out more about them below in this blog post of their history.

logoPrinceton Project 55 is a nonprofit organization established by members of the Class of 1955 at Princeton University to mobilize alumni and students, and others who share our concerns, to provide civic leadership and to develop and implement solutions to systemic problems that affect the public interest. PP55 was born of the realization that there is a vast untapped resource, available for the public good, among groups of college alumni. For information about the history of PP55, click here.

Please visit the PP55 office at 12 Stockton St. to learn more about the many exciting opportunities!

Princeton Project 55 (PP55) was conceived in 1989 in Washington, D.C. by members of Princeton University’s Class of 1955. It reflected then – and continues to reflect – a shared feeling that the Class and its generation had both an obligation and the capacity to contribute to the resolution of problems of broad social concern.

It reflected, too, the fact that classmates were of an age and status in life when many could redirect their energy, resources, and time to public interest concerns. Finally, classmates present at the time were moved by Ralph Nader’s challenge to put their experience, access, and influence at the service of Princeton undergraduates by creating what has become the Public Interest Program of summer Internships and yearlong Fellowships in the non-profit sector of American life.

These pages provide a brief snapshot of PP55’s first 10 years, beginning in 1989 following the Class mini-reunion.

April-May 1989

  • A series of planning meetings consider and debate the various initiatives proposed at the mini-reunion.

May 1989

  • A committee of classmates prepares a comprehensive proposal recommending that the Class establish a not-for-profit organization.

June 1989

  • The Officers and Executive Committee of the Class of 1955 approve the proposal. Princeton University President Harold Shapiro lends his strong endorsement.
  • Princeton Project 55 (PP55) and the Center for Civic Leadership (an umbrella organization which coordinates and supports public interest projects approved by PP55) are launched.

December 1989

  • PP55 sponsors a conference, “Leadership ’55: Planning Meeting” to assess the feasibility of creating a national network of university alumni to encourage Americans to become more active in community service.


  • PP55 launches its first initiative, the Public Interest Program, with 14 summer Interns and 8 yearlong Fellows. The PIP places participants in significant positions with public interest organizations. The program has since placed almost 700 young Princetonians as Interns or Fellows in 20 cities.


  • PP55 sponsors a conference, “Alumni Making a Difference: An Exchange of Ideas,” attended by over 50 colleges and universities, to promote alumni involvement in community service.
  • PP55 broadens its involvement in community service by beginning participation in youth mentoring programs in Trenton, NJ and Norwalk, CT.


PP55 co-sponsors a conference to encourage major national education associations to give higher priority to K-12 character education programs. The result of this conference is the creation of the Character Education Partnership, a national coalition dedicated to promoting character education in schools. PP55 serves as one of the organizing partners.

The Center for Civic Leadership welcomes its first tenant, Reachout 56, a community service initiative sponsored by Princeton University’s Class of 1956. Future inhabitants will include the Class of 1969’s Community Service Fund and the Class of 1998’s Princeton in Belize Initiative.


  • PP55 organizes a study group of Princeton alumni to consider possible new directions for higher education in the post-Cold War era.
  • PP55 founds the Care-Share program in Atlanta.


  • The study group issues a report, “Princeton University in the 21st Century: Paths to More Effective Undergraduate Education,” and launches the Experiential Education Initiative to assist Princeton faculty, students, and staff in exploring academically rigorous models of experiential education.


  • PP55 convenes a conference, “Tuberculosis: A Global Emergency,” at which representatives from 25 international organizations – including among others the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control, and the Department of Health and Human Services – agree that there is a critical need to build effective support for TB control.
  • PP55 launches its Tuberculosis Initiative. We quickly discover that we have remarkable convening power as a “neutral” party.


PP55 launches The Alumni Network to encourage and support PP55-type alumni-based public interest organizations at 50 colleges and universities by 2005.


  • Planning begins for the next ten years!