Do you need solicitors in Berkeley?
Berkeley is a town in Gloucestershire. It lies within the Vale of Berkeley which follows the course of the River Severn. Berkeley itself is on the east bank of the river.
The town was first recorded in 824 as Berclea which is Anglo-Saxon for Birch Tree Wood. Though in Saxon times it was of no great importance by the time of the Middle Ages it was an important port and market town. In 1374 the Cornish translator John Trevisa became vicar of the town as well as Chaplain to Thomas de Berkeley, 5th Baron Berkeley. It was this Baron’s grandfather, the 3rd Baron also named Thomas de Berkeley who had been responsible for the murder of Edward II.
King Edward II was deposed in 1327 at Kenilworth Castle by the combined forces of Roger Mortimer and Queen Isabella. After his defeat, Edward was removed from Kenilworth to Berkeley Castle which was owned by Thomas de Berkeley, 3rd Baron Berkeley. Edward stayed at Berkeley Castle for several months until he was murdered by Roger Mortimer. Mortimer was overthrown by Edward’s son King Edward III not long afterwards.
A brutal murder
Since the brutal murder of King Edward II, Berkeley has remained a fairly quiet town. The next great event in the town’s history began when Edward Jenner, the son of the local vicar, discovered a way to prevent the spread of the horrible disease, smallpox. Jenner’s discovery would transform the world and result in millions of lives being saved that otherwise would have suffered terribly. Jenner’s house in the town, The Chantry, is now a museum dedicated to teaching people about both Edward Jenner’s life and his incredible discovery.
If you visit the town you will enjoy it but let’s hope that while you are there, you don’t trip on a badly maintained pavement and damage your chin. If you do, there is a possibility that you may be able to claim compensation with solicitors in Berkeley. A quick call to Accident Advice Helpline will tell you more.
A 30 second test
Initially, a trained adviser will guide you through a test which is only 30 seconds long. This will determine whether solicitors in Berkeley might represent you. So although it’s called a test, it’s not like being back at school and sitting an exam. It’s quick and it’s simple.
If solicitors in Berkeley do decide to take your case on then it will be on a no win no fee* basis. To find out more, ring Accident Advice Helpline now. Lines are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for your convenience. The freephone number is 0800 689 05000800 689 0500 or from your mobile call 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 19th April 2014
Author: David Brown