The Whiplash Reforms: are they working?

2021-11-10T12:06:55+00:00November 10th, 2021|

The Whiplash Reforms: are they working? The government's online portal, 'Official Injury Claim' (OIC) went live at the end of May. The portal covers low-value injury claims caused by road traffic accidents on or after 31st May 2021, where compensation for injuries is under £5000. Anyone can use the OIC without legal advice. However, the [...]

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 [...]