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Scientists hope to restore breathing after spinal cord injury

Every year, about 1,000 people in the UK and Ireland are paralysed following a spinal cord injury. In a small number of those cases, damage to the spinal cord high up in the neck affects the person’s ability to breathe. Ordinarily, messages to and from the brain control breathing, but...

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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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Clarke Willmott supports the Encephalitis Society at awards evening

Clarke Willmott were proud to support the work of the Encephalitis Society last night, co-sponsoring their table at the prestigious Charity Times Award ceremony held at the Park Plaza Hotel, Westminster. The Encephalitis Society, who support families affected by this disease and research into the condition were nominated for the...

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European Police come together to reduce road traffic accidents

At Clarke Willmott we represent the victims of road traffic accidents – from people who sustain life changing injuries through to those who deal with the tragedy of the death of a loved one on our roads. We see the effects on our clients – things change for ever in...

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Clarke Willmott supports international charity in its drive for prestigious award

Clarke Wilmott is joining double Olympic gold medallist Rebecca Adlington to support a charity which has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award. Our Clinical Negligence team will cheer on the Encephalitis Society at the Charity Times Awards on Thursday, October 4, where it is in the running for Charity...

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Claims against the NHS can help to improve its safety standards

Every parent wishes to give birth to a ‘healthy child’ and for a significant majority of mothers giving birth in England and Wales this will happen. A report published by the NHS Litigation Authority in October 2016 concluded that having a baby under the NHS was very safe but acknowledged...

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Clarke Willmott supports call for better awareness of rural driving

Yesterday, leading road safety charity Brake called for compulsory rural driving lessons as part of driving licensing. What is the issue? The dangers of driving on rural roads have for a long time been raised by lawyers and road safety groups. We’ve discussed the fact that accidents in the countryside...

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Teenagers encouraged to have Meningitis Vaccine

The MenACWY jab protects against 4 strains of the meningococcal disease which cause meningitis and septicaemia – strain A, C, W and Y. The Royal College of Nursing have advised that only a third of 17 to 18 year olds in England, who are entitled to the free jab, have...

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Could an exotic fish provide a clue to treating spinal cord injury?

Science continues to develop and can surprise us on a daily basis. The skills of scientists in the UK and around the world have always been focused on human health, and recent advances in treatment for diseases and in relation to recovery from trauma and accidents is a testament to...

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Clarke Willmott to hold Amputation Event

Amputation and co-existing medical problems including multiple limb loss We are pleased to announce an upcoming event which aims to provide training and discuss issues surrounding limb loss. The event is the latest in a series of fundraising and awareness events organised by our Personal Injury, Serious Injury and Medical Negligence teams,...

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