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Tag: negligence

Under-settlement of PI claims

A client has come to us with concerns about the advice he has received from a national law firm. This is one of the really big law firms in the country doing personal injury work. The client has been told that his injury is worth somewhere between £1,500 and £1,800 and he should accept an offer to that effect. We have had a look ...

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Thousands of NHS Patients Denied Hip Replacement Surgery

Thousands of patients every year are being denied hip replacement surgery on the NHS contrary to advice from the health watchdog, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), according to a study published by the British Medical Journal. NHS Trusts are repeatedly denying patients surgery based on age, weight and mobility eve ...

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Why instruct a lawyer?

“Knowledge has to be improved, challenged, and increased constantly, or it vanishes” ― Peter F. Drucker You might think this a senseless question. After all, we're here, we act for a range of clients, and we like to think we make a (big) difference whether transactionally or in advisory terms. But it's not. Many p ...

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Controversial Saatchi Bill Passes In Lords

The Medical Innovation Bill that proposes to give extra legal protection to doctors in England and Wales who try experimental treatments was passed by the House of Lords in January. The Bill was conceived by Lord Saatchi following the death of his wife Josephine Hart to ovarian cancer. Lord Saatchi says that current treatments are “med ...

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