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The battle for bereavement

The issue of bereavement damages has long been a contentious issue for many reasons. Many find it unattractive that a figure (and a very meagre one at that) can be placed upon the emotional impact of losing those closest to you. But it is the rights of loving and dedicated,...

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A guide to personal injury compensation

The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), a not-for-profit campaign organisation dedicated to improving the services provided for victims of personal injury, has produced an information booklet explaining: compensation for personal injuries; why it is important that injured people are compensated; what it takes for an injured person to receive...

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Clarke Willmott LLP leads the field in personal injury and clinical negligence

Following hard on the heels of the plaudits received by the Clarke Willmott personal injury and clinical negligence team in the Legal 500 last month, the Chambers Guide, published this week’ puts the team and its individual members at the top of their rankings. The independent guide reflects the views...

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Clarke Willmott LLP recognised for expertise in personal injury and clinical negligence

This week saw the publication of the first of the two annual independent guides to law firms in the UK. The Legal 500 researches the quality and expertise of lawyers throughout the country, ranking those they consider of merit. The firm as a whole has achieved exceptional levels of recognition,...

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Chris Thorne takes over as head of serious injury and medical negligence

Change of head of department for the serious injury and medical negligence team Martin Pettingell, who has led the serious injury and clinical negligence department at Clarke Willmott in its various guises for more than 15 years, has stepped down as head of the department. During Martin’s tenure there have...

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Philip Edwards weighs in on compensation debate for the seriously injured

One of our leading personal injury solicitors has had his say on the way damages are awarded for people who face long term financial losses as a result of serious injuries, and has influenced a Ministry of Justice consultation on the subject. Philip Edwards, partner in our Birmingham office, welcomed...

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#UnitedAirlinesAssault – The modern PI claim

If you are on social media (or watch any news programme), you won’t have been able to escape the #UnitedAirlinesAssault story that has dominated the headlines in the lead up to Easter. The tale of a doctor being forcibly removed from an overbooked United Airlines flight with such force that...

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Fair Compensation? What the discount rate means to you.

The Lord Chancellor announced the long awaited result of a review of the discount rate this morning. The shockwaves have yet to subside. The rate has been set at 2.5% since 2001. Today it was reduced to -0.75%. It doesn’t sound like much of a change, it doesn’t sound like...

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Robots – the new industrial revolution?

A report to the European Parliament is going to lead to a vote by MEPs about robots – particularly on their legal status. Experts believe robots will “unleash a new industrial revolution”, and have an impact on almost every aspect of society. But does this new world, which has so...

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Clarke Willmott receives glowing report from respected independent guide

This week has seen the release of the latest decision of the respected independent guide to the legal profession for our Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence departments – Chambers & Partners 2017. The guide is published after extensive research to identify leaders in their fields – and the Clarke Willmott...

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