Holloway is located in the London Borough of Islington and is roughly a 4 mile distance from Charing Cross. As a multicultural inner-city district Holloway has required a certain reputation over the years and is one of the most densely populated parts of London, which has traditionally brought various problems with it, from shortage of affordable housing to lack of good educational institutions in situ.
Holloway is connected to the London Underground network via the Piccadilly Line and has its own underground station at Holloway Road. Little remains of historic Holloway, as this part of London experienced numerous bombing raids during WWII and suffered extensive damage as a result, because it lies in close proximity of King’s Cross railway station, a major transport hub for the city.
The district is perhaps most famous for being one of the UK’s main prison sites, although since 1902 only women prisoners are kept at Holloway Prison. At various times Holloway Prison has had some famous inmates, from writer Oscar Wilde to the infamous murderess Ruth Ellis, the last woman to be hanged in Britain. Holloway district was also the former home of murderer Crippen.
The other reason why Holloway is known internationally is, of course, the Arsenal Football Club, which has its home in the Emirates Stadium in Holloway.
For decades Holloway was run down and neglected but with housing in short supply throughout the city, the district has now received some attention from developers, who are beginning to gentrify the area with various luxury developments. Today many people working in the media have chosen Holloway as their preferred place to live and the area is now also attracting various artists, including graffiti artists, who are not always welcome by long-standing residents though.
If you took your dog out for a walk last thing at night and wandered past the North Campus of London Metropolitan University in Holloway, you might expect to bump into the odd student finally going home after having used the late night library. However, you would not expect a dose of spray paint in your face from an over-eager graffiti artist. If you were injured in a criminal assault or by somebody merely thoughtless and negligent, you can make an injury claim in Holloway and expect to receive compensation.
Where can you make an accident injury claim in Holloway?
Although London is awash with law firms of every description, you may need a real specialist for your particular injury claim. Some accident solicitors specialise in brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, medical negligence or industrial disease – claims which are far more complex and time-consuming that the more usual road traffic accident involving whiplash injuries or slips, trips and falls resulting in sprains, bruises and strains.
Speak to a few accident solicitors to find out what they can offer or call Accident Advice Helpline to compare services. Calls are free on 0800 689 0500 and 0333 500 0993 and lines are available 24/7.
All legal partners affiliated to Accident Advice Helpline offer no win no fee services, enabling you to start your claims process immediately without the need to make an upfront payment for legal fees. Legal costs are billed at the end, when your accident injury claim in Holloway is won and you are looking forward to receiving your compensation cheque.
Date Published: 10th October 2013
Author: David Brown