Finchley in the north of London is located some 7 miles north of Charing Cross and is popular with commuters who like the mainly Victorian and Edwardian houses that line the streets.
This part of Greater London was once covered in dense woodland but agricultural needs in the Middle Ages meant that large swathes of woodland were cleared to make way for farming. By the 16th century the area surrounding Finchley had been denuded of trees and was now Finchley Common with the Great North Road, an important medieval route, traversing the common.
Finchley Common became a popular hunting ground for highwaymen who preyed on coaches and lone travellers on their way to London. With better policing at the start of the 19th century, highwaymen were forced to seek other ways to make a living.
Although you are unlikely to encounter a fierce highwayman today when you traverse Finchley on your way to work, there are still plenty of opportunities to become the victim of day-light robbery. From inflated house prices to the staggering cost of an egg and cress sandwich – East Finchley’s proximity to popular residential area Highgate in postal district N2 makes everything that much more expensive.
Shopping for affordable groceries is therefore an essential but often difficult task for many families struggling to keep their household expenses within limits. It is easy to forget that many market stall traders have rather relaxed attitude to the law and don’t take health and safety rules into consideration when offering their wares to customers. While a less than fresh turnip is unlikely to cause you any harm, a “fresh” chicken from a questionable source may well strike you down with any number of nasty bacteria that range from listeriosis and deadly ecoli to the comparatively harmless tummy bug.
A trip to the local supermarket or convenience store in Finchley may feel like you’ve just been mugged by an 18th century highwayman, but at least branded stores will check their suppliers regularly for any sign of irregularities and you will be fairly safe with any food stuffs you buy there. But what about home deliveries?
Home deliveries of groceries are becoming ever more popular. We have takeaway meals, why not buy our milk, eggs, bread and toothpaste that way? Online shopping means you can stay at home and let somebody else take the strain. It’s fine when its from a well-known supermarket, but do you really know if the supplier of dried Italian mushrooms isn’t selling you a deadly bag of fungi? Where does the organic loin of pork originate from – are organic food boxes with fruit, veg and free range eggs being kept in a hygienic environment, away from mice and rats?
If you got more than you bargained for with your home delivery of groceries and fell ill as a result, you may be able to claim compensation with the help of an accident solicitor in Finchley.
Where do you find an accident solicitor in Finchley?
Go online and visit the Accident Advice Helpline’s website or call Accident Advice Helpline on their Freephone numbers 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993. All their solicitors offer no win no fee services. Your claim may be assigned to an accident solicitor in Finchley or somebody else, if that specialist is better suited to your claim.