Barnet, which actually is officially known as either High Barnet or Chipping Barnet, is a suburban area within the wider London Borough of Barnet. The area can be found approximately 10 miles (16 km) north north-west of Charing Cross but has only been a part of Greater London since 1965, having previously been found in the ceremonial county of Hertfordshire.
A potted history Of Barnet
The suburban area of Barnet initially grew up around a 12th century settlement which was established within a clearing in what was a densely forested area in ancient times. This explains the settlement’s name which comes from the Old English word bærnet meaning ‘the land cleared by burning’.
The area has long been associated with its historic horse fair, which dates back to 1588 when Queen Elizabeth I granted a charter to the Lord of the Manor of Barnet to hold a twice-yearly fair. It is this fair, in fact, that leads to the rhyming slang use of the name Barnet (being short for Barnet fair) to refer to somebody’s hair.
The population of Barnet
The modern day area of Barnet is thought to be home to a fairly significantly sized permanent resident population, although not as high a population as some areas of Greater London closer to the inner city.
This means that Barnet will not play host to as many accidents and injuries as those more densely populated areas of London, but being well within the bounds of Greater London it will still see more than many settlements around the country. It is for this reason, therefore, that residents of the area may find it beneficial to learn a little more about Barnet accident claim proceedings.
Barnet accident claim proceedings
In the UK, you are entitled to seek personal injury compensation if and when you suffer an injury that was demonstrably somebody else’s fault. If this injury occurs within Barnet, then you may wish to pursue Barnet accident claim proceedings. These proceedings are the way by which you can gain the compensation which will help to make up for the physical, emotional and financial pain that you may have suffered.
It is personal injury solicitors who can help you to pursue these Barnet accident claim proceedings and if you want your claim to be handled in the very best way possible then there is only one company you should consider contacting.
Accident Advice Helpline
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Date Published: 12th October 2014
Author: David Brown