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Case study: compensation for missed wrist fracture

B v University Hospitals Bristol NHS FT B instructed Clarke Willmott to act for him in respect of an alleged failure to diagnose and correctly treat a fracture sustained in 2013. B suffered an injury to his left arm after it became trapped between his car and a gate. He...

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A £1 drug that can prevent brain injury in premature babies

Magnesium Sulphate has been shown to be a very effective neuroprotectant for babies born prematurely. The drug costs just £1 per patient and reduces the risk of preterm babies developing cerebral palsy by an astonishing 40%. Despite this, uptake in the UK has been poor. In order to improve awareness...

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Protecting your property interests

It is not uncommon for property to be bought in the name of one person and for another person to have contributed financially towards the purchase of the property, even though it is legally held in only one name. The person making a financial contribution does not have a legal...

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Powers of attorney: registration fees refund due to some

Have you registered an Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) or Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) during the last three years? If so you may be able to claim a refund of part of the registration fee paid. What are EPAs and LPAs? EPAs and LPAs are legal documents which give...

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Brain injury and the family

Brain injury can encompass a wide range of conditions. For many it conjures up the image of a traumatic head injury caused by a road traffic accident. Although severe traumatic injuries account for significant proportion of those with a brain injury, many have less obvious causes and yet can have...

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Clarke Willmott helps to launch World Encephalitis Day campaign

Clarke Willmott joins double Olympic gold medallist Rebecca Adlington to launch World Encephalitis Day campaign Clarke Willmott joined double Olympic gold medallist Rebecca Adlington at the House of Commons to launch a new campaign aimed at raising awareness of a devastating brain condition. Chris Thorne, Partner & Head of Personal...

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How we can help you avoid financial abuse

Financial abuse of older adults is an increasing problem in the UK as the population ages. An Age Concern UK report published in 2015 estimated that between 1-2% of people in the UK aged over 65 had suffered financial abuse at some time. The reports shows that if older people...

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Reduce Your Risk: Cervical Cancer Prevention Week 2018

Cervical Cancer Prevention Week: 22 – 28 January 2018 The theme for this year’s campaign is ‘Reduce Your Risk’. Research shows that half a million eligible women between the ages of 25-29 did not attend their cervical screening last year. 1 in 4 women delayed because of embarrassment and over...

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Don’t delay in claiming under the Inheritance Act 1975

Why beneficiaries should seek separate legal advice on grant of probate In the recent case of Sargeant v Sargeant [2018] EWHC 8 (Ch), a widow was refused permission to make a time-barred claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act 1975 (“1975 Act”). The widow, Mary Sargeant who...

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THINK! rural road safety campaign re-launched today

Clarke Willmott is pleased to support THINK! campaign At Clarke Willmott’s serious injury team, we have written before about the particular dangers on country roads, our lawyers are all too familiar with the tragic incidences of road traffic collisions, some of them fatal, which happen because of the way some...

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