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The price of love

An underwhelming valentine’s gift On and around Valentine’s Day I often think of the clients whose fatal accident cases I have settled. They may now be secure financially, but have they been able to move on and start a new life with a new partner? For me the best part...

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Deaths of cyclists and pedestrians on Europe’s roads

Calls for urgent action The United Kingdom leaving the EU has coincided with a report being released from the European Transport Safety Council – which shows cyclists and pedestrians remain the most vulnerable road users. The report included data from the UK, which includes one shocking statistic from our roads....

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Inquiry report published into Ian Paterson, Breast Surgeon

The long awaited report into breast surgeon Ian Paterson has been published today following an Inquiry chaired by Bishop Graham James. Why was the Inquiry set up? Over a long career, Mr Paterson had undertaken breast surgery on patients which was found later to have been either inadequate or unnecessary....

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Private medical care and patient safety

Fit for purpose? With NHS resources stretched to breaking point, more and more patients are seeking care in the private medical sector. Some have the benefit of workplace medical insurance, pay individual premiums to insurers or can afford to fund the care themselves. There has long been concern that this...

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Spire Parkway Solihull Hospital sees second major patient recall

The findings of the independent inquiry into convicted breast surgeon Ian Paterson who worked at the private Spire Parkway Hospital, Solihull are imminent with the report due in early February 2020. It has therefore come as a surprise and shock that another group of patients whose care was under the...

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Dementia in football

Getting ahead of the game News that the University of East Anglia will be conducting a long term study into possible links between dementia and heading a football, is to be welcomed . It was back in November 2019 that our Personal Injury and Medical Negligence team held its “Boots,...

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Psychiatric injury claims for nervous shock

Claiming for psychiatric injury as a secondary victim Since the case of Alcock v Chief Constable of Yorkshire Police was decided following the Hillsborough disaster in 1989, it has been well established that certain criteria must be met by the Claimant, to successfully bring a compensation claim for psychiatric injury...

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Encephalitis Conference 2019

Having secured a much sought after place at the Encephalitis Conference 2019, it was with a degree of trepidation that I made my way through the winter sunshine of Regents Park towards the stark modernist concrete building which is the Royal College of Physicians, a sharp contrast in architectural style...

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Road Safety Week 2019

For over 20 years the road safety charity, Brake, has been promoting Road Safety Week – to raise public awareness of road safety issues, and as Brake put it, “to act as the driver for positive change on UK roads” Many of our seriously injured clients sustained their injuries as...

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Making gifts under Power of Attorney: a guide for Attorneys and Deputies

Who are Attorneys and Deputies? An Attorney is an individual who has been chosen to act under a Lasting Power of Attorney or Enduring Power of Attorney to manage the financial affairs of a mentally incapable person. A Deputy is an individual appointed by the Court of Protection to manage...

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