Clinical Negligence –v- COVID19 Testing times

2020-04-24T09:12:26+01:00April 24th, 2020|

Clinical Negligence –v- COVID19 "Testing times" It goes without saying that the NHS is under immense pressure due to the COVID19 virus and in the last few weeks, we as a nation have seen the government take drastic action by confining us to our homes in a "lockdown" status. This is in an attempt to [...]

Transparency is the key to reducing claims!

2020-01-23T12:16:00+00:00January 23rd, 2020|

Transparency is the key to reducing claims! I was interested to read the headline on BBC News yesterday that the NHS in England face a pay out of £4.3bn for Clinical Negligence compensation claims. Putting aside the veracity of the numbers, as a practicing Clinical Negligence lawyer, I wanted to reflect on the secondary angle of [...]

Lost in the NHS

2020-01-23T12:16:08+00:00November 29th, 2019|

It will come as no surprise that the NHS plays a paramount part in everyone's life with many of us requiring hospital and/or GP input at various times throughout the duration of our lives. It goes without saying that many of us are indebted to the treatment and care that is provided to us by [...]

Have no fear; it’s just a cervical smear!

2019-05-29T14:31:18+01:00May 24th, 2019|

Have no fear; it’s just a cervical smear! Many young women will have been shocked in the last few years learning of the many deaths resultant of Cervical Cancer. Amber Cliff, a 25 year old Business Graduate died of cervical cancer in 2017. Amber’s family fought to change the medical protocols and guidance on cervical [...]

Fee Restrictions Would Restrict Justice

2019-06-12T15:20:34+01:00July 10th, 2015|

Fee Restrictions Would Restrict Justice An open letter has been sent to UK regional newspapers, written to educate the public about the cost of investigating clinical negligence claims, and the consequences for injured people if fees were to be fixed. APIL (The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers) is promoting the facts behind recent reports relating [...]