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Legal Aid Update

Today is a sad day at Swain & Co. following the news that the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders bill (LASPO) has been given Royal Assent today. We are concerned that the fundamental principle of Legal Aid, to promote access to justice, has been severely damaged. This will leave a significant number of…
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Better dementia care in West Sussex

A new project is being introduced at St Richard's in Chichester, Worthing Hospital, and Southlands Hospital aimed at improving the care dementia patients inWest Sussex receive. The project has been called the ‘knowing me’ scheme, which will encourage dementia sufferers to complete a book on their life story, as well as including information on how…
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Family Law: expert witness reform needed

It has been claimed that the safety of some of the country’s most vulnerable children is being put at risk by the expert witnesses that have ‘sprung’ up in the family courts. There are now calls for the NHS and the courts to take a greater responsibility for checking the validity of the work and…
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Government to announce curbs to whiplash claims

This week the government will set out tougher regulations to cut the number of whiplash claims. Whiplash injuries are common where there are rear end shunts from another vehicle, which causes neck and back injuries when a person is thrown to the front of the vehicle involuntarily. It has been reported that the volume of…
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Broken Neck not diagnosed

A man lived with a broken neck for 40 years without his knowledge. Philip Loveday, 59, injured his neck whilst playing rugby when he was 16 and another play fell on him while they played a match for the Army. X-rays were taken at the time, but failed to diagnose his broken vertebra which was…
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Parent company liability upheld for asbestos case

The Court of Appeal in London upheld David Chandler’s claim against Cape Plc. for asbestos exposure. The company was the parent company for Cape Products, which Mr Chandler worked for over 50 years ago, and was dissolved years ago. As he could not claim against the dissolved company, Mr Chandler pursued his case against Cape…
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GP’s failing to spot cancer in teenagers

A survey published today suggests that GP’s are missing common signs of cancer in around one third of teenage sufferers. The survey of 300 patients also shows that a quarter of young people visited their GP four times or more before being referred to a specialist. 12% of the teenagers highlighted the fact that their…
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Legal aid reforms set to become law

Wednesday 25th April 2012 saw the government win its final battle over controversial legal aid reforms in the House of Lords. This means the reforms are set to become law. Peers had inflicted 14 defeats on the government in votes on the proposed amendments to the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders bill (LASPO)…
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Katie Price is getting married again. Should she get a pre-nup?

Former glamour model, singer and business woman, Katie Price, announces plans this week to marry her Argentinian boyfriend, Leandro Penna, should she be thinking about a pre-nup? Price has been married twice already and although they say "third time lucky", she may be tempted to enter into a pre-nup. Love her or hate her, there’s…
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Kenneth Clark climbdown on asbestos cases

On Tuesday 24th April, Kenneth Clark made a surprising U-turn on the Jackson reforms for mesothelioma (asbestos) cases. This issue has been one of the most controversial of part two of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill (LASPO). Monday saw the House of Lords voted for a second time to oppose the…
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