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NHS facing huge clinical negligence fees

28 Jan 2020

There has been a number of recent news articles in relation to the NHS facing huge clinical negligence fees. The article on the BBC states that, through a Freedom of Information request, it has come to light that the NHS in England faces paying out £4.3billion in legal fees to settle outstanding…

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Changes to the personal injury claims process

27 Jan 2020

The Civil Liability Act reforms are set to come into force on 6th April 2020 and will make changes to the personal injury claims process. Some of the changes are: Tariffs In an apparent response to the rise in fraudulent claims, tariffs will be introduced for some whiplash injuries from road…

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GDPR Damages

17 Oct 2019

The principles on how damages are assessed are set out below: The subject matter The severity of the breach. The examples given are that breaches involving medical data or financial information will likely attract higher figures than other types of data, whereas 'social'…

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Clients opting for local legal advice

06 Sep 2019

A recent survey published by Legal Services Consumer Panel has recognised that shopping around for legal services isn't always the best way forward. Just over one quarter (28%) of people shop around when choosing a legal service provider. Of those who shop around, almost half (44%) don't…

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Blues and Two's - Accidents Involving Emergency Vehicles

22 Mar 2019

How does the law treat the driver of an emergency vehicle passing through a red light whilst on an emergency call, probably on the way to save another life? In the case of Craggy v Chief Constable of Cleveland Police (2009) two emergency vehicles collided t a traffic light junction, one a police…

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A Change In The Face of Dentistry

13 Oct 2018

Over the last 10 years there has been a huge change in cosmetic dentistry with a move away from the use of crowns or veneers, towards techniques to orthodontically align and whiten the front teeth. There has been a large increase in the number of adults seeking orthodontic treatment for cosmetic…

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Accrington Solicitor Acts in Legal First

22 Mar 2017

Leonie Millard, Clinical Negligence Solicitor at Forbes Solicitors, represented the first reported recipient of an increase in damages following a change to the discount rate applied to personal injury settlements. In the case of LMS v East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust, the Claimant, represented…

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