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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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Surviving Bear Grylls obstacle course

22 Sep 2021

The Independent recently reported on a case involving a 54-year-old taking part in a Bear Grylls survival race. The claimant fell and suffered serious injuries to her leg and shoulder whilst using an elevated monkey ring obstacle. The defendants designed the course and managed the race. They…

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Fatal Accidents: Assessing the Loss of Dependency in Family Businesses

17 Sep 2021

When you lose a loved one it has significant implications emotionally, practically and financially. If a third party has negligently caused the death, the law makes for provision for certain categories of claimant to seek compensation. In this article we will explore financial dependency in a…

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The New Highway Code

13 Aug 2021

The Government and Department for Transport are in the process of reviewing and updating the Highway Code. The proposals include safe passing distances and speeds to ensure the safety of vulnerable road users. These are usually considered to be pedestrians, cyclist, horse riders, motorcyclists, and…

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Pedestrian Road Traffic Accident Claims

23 Jun 2021

The Court of Appeal will be asked to review a decision the High Court made in February this year in the case of Gul v Mcdonagh , where a 13-year-old was hit by Mr McDonagh who was fleeing from the police in his car. He was doing 45 in a 20 zone. There were speed bumps along the road. On the face of…

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Right to Roam & Animals

08 Jun 2021

Covid has confined us to our local areas, footpaths are well worn and the public are likely to continue enjoying their outdoor activities as we all move on. The large increase in the use of public rights of way has caused a number of headaches for farmers and landowners particularly when the same land…

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