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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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22nd December 2016
Dreaded by some and an annual highlight for others — that is how a Christmas works party was recently described in the High Court. The unfortunate but illuminating case of Bellman v Northampton Recruitment Ltd. (December 2016) centred on the dangers of excessive drinking at workplace parties and considered issues surrounding vicarious liability: the conditions under which a defendant company is liable for the actions…
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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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01st December 2016
The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) recently announced plans to limit your right to claim compensation if you are injured… “Hurrah!” you might shout. “Stop this compensation culture!” you might exclaim. But does such a culture really exist? Are more claims really costing motorists more these days? Actually, no. Insurance industry figures show the cost of car insurance claims fell 30 per cent over the past…
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21st November 2016
This week (21st-27th November, 2016) is the Brake charity’s Road Safety Week, a good opportunity for us all, as road users, to think about how safely we drive, ride, walk or run. As emphasised earlier this year by a recent Court of Appeal case, the nature and extent of our duty of care to each other very much depend upon particular circumstances. Judges are sometimes…
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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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03rd November 2016
Our personal injury department is proud to have once more been ranked in Chambers and Partners directory of leading firms. Chambers has ranked the team in "band 1". Of our team Chambers has said "Market-leading South Coast firm with an exceptional personal injury offering. Specialises in severe brain and spinal injury matters, as well as fatal accidents. Experienced at handling RTA cases, including incidents involving international…
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27th October 2016
In my field of work at George Ide LLP, I focus on larger value personal injury claims. My aim is to get a fair settlement providing a reasonable level of compensation for my clients, as early as possible. The claims process can be extremely stressful – clients have been badly injured and are having to get used to a new way of life, and many…
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21st October 2016
As members of the public we all interact with businesses and their employees. Normally, matters are conducted in an appropriate way — but occasionally things go wrong. So what happens if you are subjected to assault by a company employee? Like everyone else, an employee has a duty of care to the public and, if that employee causes injury by acting negligently or violently, then…
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04th October 2016
The issue of informed consent in the context of clinical negligence claims has attracted considerable attention over the past year after publicity surrounding a case in the highest law court in the land. Ruling on Montgomery .v. Lanarkshire Health Board in March 2015, the Supreme Court’s landmark decision is likely to define the law governing future cases for years to come — but what is…
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