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10th February 2017
Set back under Colonnade Walk on Buckingham Palace Road, just behind Victoria Station, sits a nondescript, anonymous-looking glass-fronted building. This building houses a team of people responsible for paying out nearly £1.5 billion in the financial year 2015/16 to settle clinical negligence claims on behalf of our National Health Service (NHS). Who are these people? Together, they make up a public body called the NHS…
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06th January 2017
The Christmas period can be particularly difficult for those who have recently lost loved ones, and in my field of work as a personal injury solicitor I gain an insight into the pain, suffering and adjustment faced by many people in that situation. At the moment, for example, I am working with several families who have lost loved ones in road traffic or workplace accidents,…
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08th December 2016
To establish a clinical negligence claim you must prove negligence on the part of the medical practitioner, that the injury resulted from this negligence, and that the injury has a monetary value. Consider the following scenario: my 80-year-old client visited her general practitioner with a sore right eye and was advised she had conjunctivitis. She thought this was incorrect as she had suffered conjunctivitis before…
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11th November 2016
Reasons for having cosmetic surgery come in all shapes and sizes and, if successful, it can have a positive and profound impact. But make no mistake, cosmetic surgery is not to be undertaken lightly. Two recent reports dovetail neatly, if somewhat uncomfortably. Research results published by Girlguiding and information published by cosmetic surgery experts at the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) each paint a somewhat…
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26th September 2016
Many people will never attend an inquest into the death of a loved one and, when the circumstances surrounding a fatality do require investigation, attending an inquest can be very worrying and confusing for relatives of the deceased. By shedding light on the function and scope of an inquest, I hope this article will help in some small measure to prepare those who, at a…
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25th August 2016
One of the basic principles of insurance law is that of ‘uberrimae fidei’ which, roughly translated from the Latin, means that the parties to a contract of insurance are required to act in the ‘utmost good faith’. Basically this meant that, as a consumer seeking insurance, you had a duty to accurately disclose to your insurer any material information and not to make any material…
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22nd June 2016
Dear Riders My name is Sue French. I am a member of one of the Headway West Sussex’s groups. I want to wish you all the very best for your final preparations and I look forward to meeting you on the ride on 2nd July. I am sure that you will all look splendid in your lycra! I would like to say a few words…
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19th May 2016
Despite the ‘Wiggo effect’ and the large increase in cycling over the last 5 years or so, pedal power accounts for only 2% of trips, compared with 27% in the Netherlands. Our spending on cycling outside London is a little over £1 per person annually, compared with £24 in the Netherlands. Cycling not only limits harmful emissions, it contributes to a healthy lifestyle which in…
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19th May 2016
George Ide have been serving the local community for 50 years and during that time they have pursued many claims for loss of value or “diminution of value”. These claims largely revolve around motor vehicles which were damaged in accidents. So, what happens in a claim of this type? In essence, the claimant must show that, despite good repairs following an accident, their vehicle has…
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23rd February 2016
Unless you have been involved in an accident and sustained significant injuries, or know someone who has been in the same position, you probably won’t have come across the role of a case manager. The person is often a qualified therapist such as a nurse, occupational therapist, social worker or physiotherapist. They are paid for by the insurer for the party who caused the accident…
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