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His Honour Judge Peter Thornton QC appointed the first Chief Coroner of England and Wales

The Coroner’s and Justice Act post implementation The Government has announced that His Honour Judge Peter Thornton QC will become the first Chief Coroner of England and Wales from September. The role had been created by the Labour Government in 2009 through the passing of the Coroner’s and Justice Act...

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The Headway Somerset Masked Ball and Award Ceremony

Headway Somerset is an inspirational charity which provides support and help to individuals and their families who have suffered from brain injury. Taunton Cricket club recently hosted the “Headway Somerset May Masked Ball & Awards Ceremony”, a key event in the fundraising calendar. The ball was a great success and...

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Carbon monoxide poisoning claims and brain injury

Faulty appliances, carbon monoxide poisoning and accidental death Every year there are approximately 50 accidental deaths in England and Wales caused by carbon monoxide poisoning. Frightening as this statistic is, often it is forgotten that people who survive exposure to carbon monoxide can suffer severe injury as a consequence; in...

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Employer liability, asbestos and mesothelioma

Asbestos claims and employers liability trigger litigation Mesothelioma is an unpleasant disease caused by the exposure to asbestos dust. It is invariably fatal often within a short period of time from the first appearance of symptoms. Most victims (but not all) were exposed to asbestos dust during employment and often...

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Recovering damages for medical negligence following private medical treatment

The basic principle in bringing a claim for negligence is that, if you are injured by the negligent acts or omissions of another person, you are able to recover damages to compensate you for the injury you suffered. This principle assumes that the Defendant or their employers will have in...

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Judicial Review Claim – Human Rights and HIV

Adalberto Jesus De Almeida’s case R (on the application of ADALBERTO JESUS DE ALMEIDA) v KENSINGTON & CHELSEA ROYAL LONDON BOROUGH COUNCIL (2012) The Administrative Court has declared that the decision of Kensington and Chelsea Council to repatriate Mr Almeida, an EEA national from Portugal who had contacted HIV and...

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Clarke Willmott Amputation Training Day on 31 May 2012 is oversubscribed

We now have no more spaces for this popular event. The speakers and their topics advised to date are listed below. Amputation Day – 31 May 2012 Speakers Steve Trump – Partner, Clarke Willmott Welcome speech Rachael Vasmer – Former clinical negligence solicitor. Now sits as a full time Tribunal...

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Clarke Willmott appointed to limb loss legal panel for the South West

We are delighted to announce that Clarke Willmott LLP has been invited to join the Limbless Association Legal Panel for the South West (Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Dorset,Somerset, Devon and Cornwall). Clarke Willmott has been selected as one of only two panel members for the South West. The Limbless Association (www.limbless-association.org) is...

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Letters of Administration – a requirement for fatal injury cases?

Essential for negligence claims or an unnecessary formality? In cases where someone has died as a result of a fatal injury, those left bereft may then seek to make a claim against those responsible for the death. This could be a claim for funeral expenses, bereavement, and loss of income...

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A Guide To Coroners and Inquests

The Charter for Coroner Services and The Coroners and Justice Act 2009 Each year 493,200 deaths are registered in England and Wales. Approximately 46% of these deaths will be reported to a coroner. Of these cases approximately 13% (30,700) will go on to be the subject of an inquest. For...

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