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Proud to support Erb’s Palsy Awareness Week – Adam’s story

Posted on 22nd October 2018 in Medical Negligence

Adam* suffered a brachial plexus injury to his right side during his birth in 1998. The C5, 6 and 7 nerves were damaged as a consequence of the medical staff’s efforts to deliver him by pulling on his head when he was stuck during delivery (shoulder dystocia). Early assessments as an infant by specialists at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital were optimistic and remedial surgery was therefore not performed. However, as Adam grew his recovery was not as had been hoped and he developed abnormalities including contractures and subluxation of the shoulder joint. He had surgery at 2 years, 4 years and 7 years of age.

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Clair Hemming

Partner and Solicitor

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What is the Time Limit to Contest a Will?

Posted on 28th September 2018 in Dispute Resolution

Time limits to challenge a will depend on the type of claim being contemplated.

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Martin Laver

Partner and Solicitor

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NHS Scandals: 2018 Medical Negligence Claims

Posted on 28th September 2018 in Medical Negligence

Those who follow the news would be forgiven for thinking that 2018 is the year of NHS scandals. Sir Brian Langstaffe’s inquiry into infected blood products, from which 3,000 died and over 25,000 are believed to have been infected, is being heard as separate investigations into hospitals in Shrewsbury & Telford suggest that on evidence available so far, 40 babies have died unnecessarily and another 12 bereaved families have been contacted in case the deaths of their children arose from similar causes.

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Stuart Bramley

Partner and Solicitor

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Report Into NHS Finds Too Many Baby Deaths Were Avoidable

Posted on 13th September 2018 in Medical Negligence

Each Baby Counts is a national quality improvement programme led by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG). Its goal is to reduce the number of babies who die or are left severely disabled as a result of incidents occurring during term labour.

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Endurance Arthur

Partner and Solicitor

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What Happens When a Parent Wants to Move Away and Take the Children With Them?

Posted on 25th August 2018 in Family Law

These days more and more people are spending time abroad, whether they’re overseas on business, trying to build a new life in a different country, or just taking a long trip.

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Tracy Lambert

Partner and Solicitor

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Services: the Saviour for Furnished Holiday Lets?

Posted on 30th July 2018 in Later Life Planning

Many business-owners will already be aware of the potentially valuable relief which can be used to shield businesses from Inheritance Tax. But are all business-owners aware of the traps which may endanger its availability?

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Gráinne Staunton

Partner and Solicitor

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Mental Incapacity – Your affairs, your way

Posted on 18th July 2018 in Later Life Planning

Although no one relishes the idea of losing the ability to manage their financial affairs themselves, putting in place the appropriate measures whilst you are still able can save a lot of time and cost further down the line. 

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Sarah Phillips

Chartered Legal Executive

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Using Images Online Without Permission

Posted on 04th July 2018 in Intellectual Property

Using images online without permission is not as prevalent as you might think, purely because the law offers image owners substantial protection against theft, unauthorised use, or copyright infringement. Copyright applies to photographs, drawings, digital designs and even video content. As long as you can prove the image belongs to you, nobody has the right to use it without your expressed permission.

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Dan Griffin

Associate and Solicitor

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Your Rights as a Step-Parent After a Divorce

Posted on 20th June 2018 in Family Law

If you’re a recently divorced step-parent and are wondering what rights you have in regard to seeing your step-children, there’s a number of things you need to know. Here, we take a look at what happens after a divorce, what measures a step-parent can take in order to gain access to a step-child, and whether there any financial obligations that need to be met.

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Tracy Lambert

Partner and Solicitor

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Right of Way: Who Can Access Your Property?

Posted on 13th June 2018 in Property Litigation

Easements and rights of way – Get off my land! Who can access your property if you have a footpath or right of way running through it If you have an easement running through your property, you may be wondering who has access to your land.

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Jill Headford

Partner and Solicitor

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An Overview: Horse Dealers and the Consumer Rights Act 2015

Posted on 11th June 2018 in Dispute Resolution

The term “dealer” could apply to anyone selling even a single horse if they have a horse-related business – they don’t have to be an actual horse dealer in the traditional sense.

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Jill Headford

Partner and Solicitor

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An Overview: No Fault Divorce

Posted on 01st June 2018 in Family Law

The only way to legally dissolve a marriage is by way of divorce proceedings. At the moment, there is only one ground for divorce being that the marriage has broken down irretrievably which is then proved by reliance upon one of five facts.

Posted by

Aimee Aspinall

Chartered Legal Executive