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Court of Appeal look at secondary victims

14 Jan 2022

This week the Court of Appeal considered the issue of whether relatives in three separate cases, could claim damages after they witnessed the shocking death of a close relative when the NHS failed to diagnose their loved ones life-threatening condition. Paul v Royal Wolverhampton NHS Foundation Trust…

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Cyclist and Pedestrians will get priority on the road over motorists

06 Jan 2022

Lancashire Live reported in December that T he Highway code is about to change and motorists are urged to educate themselves. In relation to vulnerable road users. These are usually considered to be pedestrians, cyclist, horse riders, and users of mobility scooters. The main focus being on…

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Death by cycling - Road Traffic Offences (Cycling) Bill 2021-22

13 Dec 2021

A Bill has been proposed by the House of Lords to amend the Road Traffic Act 1988 and the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988 to create criminal offences relating to dangerous, careless, or inconsiderate cycling. In particular applying to a pedal cycle, an electrically assisted pedal cycle, and an electric…

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The Importance of Insurance

05 Nov 2021

The Times newspaper recently reported the unfortunate and tragic case of a young climber who was paralysed after his friend failed to keep hold of the belay rope as he was climbing up a wall at an indoor climbing centre. Fortunately, his friend was insured, either in his own right or through a…

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NHS Litigation Reform

27 Oct 2021

The government are examining the case for the reform of litigation against the NHS , against the background of increasing costs and concerns that clinical negligence fails to do enough to encourage lessons being learnt and the promotion of future patient safety. AVMA have submitted evidence to the…

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What is the Purpose of an Inquest?

27 Oct 2021

When the cause of death is unknown, the process to establish this is not always a straightforward one. In these circumstances, where the cause of death is unknown, an inquest can be conducted to ascertain the cause of death. In this article we explore the purpose of an inquest and how the evidence might…

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Dependency Claims: Criteria and Financial Compensation

01 Oct 2021

When losing a loved one and considering making a claim for dependency, there are various legal requirements that set out the basis of being able to make such a claim, and what compensation is available if you are an eligible dependent. We will explore this further in this article. Criteria for…

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When Contributory Negligence is Applied with Minors

27 Sep 2021

Lancs Live recently reported on an incident involving a primary school pupil being hit by a car outside St James Primary school in Skelmersdale. "The seven-year-old stepped out on the busy 30mph road and was hit by a car pulling out. The girl was reportedly thrown up into the air and…

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Potholed Path Danger

24 Sep 2021

Lancs live reported this week that 'Margaret Appleton, 75, fell down on a footpath near to Essington Road in Skelmersdale on Saturday morning on her way to Tanhouse. The footpaths were branded by one local as 'treacherous' all over the town and is calling on the council to sort out the…

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