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Rebuilding Shattered Lives

Rebuilding Shattered Lives We are proud members of APIL (the Association for Personal Injury Lawyers) and are pleased to support their campaign to raise awareness that personal injury lawyers make a difference to the lives of people who have been injured through no fault of their own. In more recent times, and with the advent…
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Fatal Accident Claims

Fatal Accident Claims: an analysis of the Fatal Accidents Act and the Law Reform Miscellaneous Provisions Act. In a recently reported case, University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust were recently fined for failing to be open and candid with the family of a woman who tragically died whilst in it’s care. Elsie Woodfield, who was 91,…
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Possession proceedings proceed (presumably…)

Possession proceedings proceed (presumably…) Providing there are no further announcements from the Government, from 21 September 2020, the courts will resume hearing possession cases. Landlords will then be able to take legal action to evict tenants from their properties. However, since the suspension of possession hearings on 26 March 2020, there have been several changes…
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Dean Kingham – Public law Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year 2020

Dean Kingham – Public law Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year 2020 We are delighted to announce that Dean Kingham, our head of Prison, Public Law and Crime department has been crowned Public Law Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year 2020 (LALYs). Each year a large number of applications are submitted and this year Dean…
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Has coronavirus affected imaging for serious illness?

Has coronavirus affected imaging for serious illness? We are currently bombarded with news about the effect of Coronavirus on the NHS, the pressure on staff, pressure on resources and the lack of PPE.  We have not heard quite so much about the effect that it may have on more fundamental services such as imaging. Radiologists…
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Unlawful Eviction During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Unlawful Eviction During the Coronavirus Outbreak The current outbreak of coronavirus has greatly impacted upon all aspects of our lives. In a time when we are encouraged to remain in our homes, the thought of losing that home is of even greater concern. With many people facing uncertainty over their financial future and potential loss…
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The Coronavirus Act 2020: How has it changed The Care Act 2014?

The Coronavirus Act 2020: How has it changed The Care Act 2014? The outbreak of Covid-19 has restricted how people live their day to day lives. This includes vulnerable people living in the community who require an assessment of their care and support. Local Authorities owe a duty to assess and identify an adult’s need…
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Suicides in custody & in mental health units

Suicides in custody & in mental health units Melanie Lidstone-Land, a Senior Associate at Swain & Co working in both the Mental Health and Clinical Negligence teams. She examines, in this article the potential redress through the courts following the completed suicide of a person in custody or subject to detention under the Mental Health…
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Compensation Claims in Dental Negligence

Compensation Claims in Dental Negligence No-one particularly relishes the thought of a trip to the dentist, whether that’s due to the inconvenience of a morning off work, footing a large bill, or an intense fear of injections(!) but despite this, everyone should be able to be comforted by the knowledge that they will be well…
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