Greater London is an administrative area and ceremonial county in the south east of England which encompasses the urban area associated with England’s capital city. The administrative area comprises the city of London and 32 London boroughs, of which 12 are inner London and 20 outer London boroughs, but the ceremonial county does not feature the city of London.
The Official Formation Of Greater London
The administrative area and ceremonial county known as greater London was officially formed on the 1st April 1965 as a result of the 1963 Local Government Act. This newly created entity replaced the former administrative counties of Middlesex and London and also absorbed considerable swathes of Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent and Surrey.
The area, as created in 1965, is bounded by the home counties of Essex to the north and north east, Hertfordshire to the north, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire to the west, Kent to the south east and Surrey to the south and south west. There have been some minor boundary changes and transfers of certain areas since that time but these have not had a profound effect on the overall shape of the area.
The Population Of Greater London
Greater London is by far the most populous area within the whole of the UK and according to the census from the year 2011 is home to around 8,204,100 permanent residents. This gives the area a very high population density of over 13,000 per square mile, which has a number impact on the region.
These include the fact that it means Greater London has thriving economy and lots of leisure facilities and amenities but also has the less positive effect of increasing the accident and injury rate. It is this fact, therefore, which is what leads us to now briefly discuss the pertinent details of Greater London accident claim proceedings.
Greater London Accident Claim Proceedings
If you have suffered an injury when somebody else was demonstrably to blame in England’s capital then you may be entitled to seek compensation and the way to do so is through Greater London accident claim proceedings.
In general terms, you can begin these Greater London accident claim proceedings at any point up to three years after the incident in question, or longer still if your injury occurred when you were a minor or if you are suffering from an industrial disease.
The very best people to contact for advice, assistance and guidance regarding any kind of personal injury claim are undoubtedly the personal injury specialists at Accident Advice Helpline. You can get in touch with them 24 hours a day and seven days a week by calling either 0800 180 4123 on a land line or 0333 500 0992 on a mobile.
Date Published: 20th October 2014
Author: David Brown