High Court rejects claim of solicitors’ negligence involving payments from £230m trust fund – Legal Futures

Posted August 10th, 2017 in law firms, negligence, news, solicitors, trusts by tracey

‘A High Court judge has dismissed a negligence claim against London law firm Farrer & Co in a case involving a client with a $300m (£231m) trust fund.’

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Legal Futures, 10th August 2017

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NHS victims face spending all their damages on lawyers – new report – Daily Telegraph

‘Victims of NHS blunders face spending all their compensation on lawyers fees, following a proposed Government shake-down of legal costs, experts have warned.’

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Daily Telegraph, 31st July 2017

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Optometrist who failed to spot brain condition wins appeal against conviction over boy’s death – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 31st, 2017 in appeals, children, duty of care, health, homicide, negligence, news by sally

‘An optometrist who failed to spot symptoms of a life-threatening brain condition during a routine eye test of an eight-year-old boy who later died has won an appeal against her conviction for gross negligence manslaughter.’

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Daily Telegraph, 31st July 2017

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Negligent hospitals to get free pass at inquests under costs cap – warning – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 31st, 2017 in compensation, coroners, costs, hospitals, inquests, negligence, news by sally

‘NHS hospitals responsible for patient deaths will get a free pass at inquests under Government proposals to cap legal costs, the lawyer for victims of the Bristol heart scandal has warned.’

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Daily Telegraph, 30th July 2017

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Potholes Galore! – Zenith PI

‘Crawley v Barnsley MBC [2017] 1WLR 2329 may well have surprised both local authorities and those who follow the law reports. It strikes one as very much a decision on its own facts and typical of the numerous cases which these days clutter the Lexis reports. If it does indeed state a matter of principle, it may be thought a singular advance on previous authorities.’

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Zenith PI, 26th July 2017

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Blunders behind NHS baby deaths risk cover-ups under new plans – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 28th, 2017 in birth, costs, fees, hospitals, negligence, news by tracey

‘NHS blunders which leave babies stillborn will be brushed under the carpet under government plans to limit legal fees, safety campaigners have warned.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th July 2017

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Record NHS negligence payouts, fuelled by maternity blunders – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 14th, 2017 in birth, damages, hospitals, negligence, news by tracey

‘The NHS paid out more than £1bn in damages for medical negligence last year – a record high, fuelled by maternity blunders, official figures show.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th July 2017

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‘Ventilator error’ killed woman at Oxford hospice – BBC News

Posted July 13th, 2017 in hospitals, inquests, medical treatment, negligence, news by tracey

‘A 21-year-old woman with a rare disease died when staff at a hospice failed to replace part of her breathing tube, an inquest has heard.’

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BBC News, 12th July 2017

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Golf firm boss jailed for manslaughter over ball collector’s lake death – The Guardian

‘A golf company director has been jailed over the manslaughter of a man with learning difficulties who drowned as he dived for lost balls in a cold, murky course lake.’

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The Guardian, 10th July 2017

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Holly Clegg discusses The Court of Appeal on Potholes – Park Square Barristers

Posted July 5th, 2017 in appeals, negligence, news, road safety, roads by sally

‘Holly Clegg considers the recent case of Lee Crawley v Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council. Councils must have an adequate system in place for repairing defects in the highway over the weekend.’

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Park Square Barristers, 14th June 2017

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Section 57 Application to High Value Cases: Stanton v Hunter – Park Square Barristers

Posted July 5th, 2017 in damages, fraud, negligence, news, personal injuries by sally

‘On 31st March 2017 Recorder Hatfield QC, sitting at Liverpool County Court, dismissed the claim in Stanton v Hunter pursuant to section 57 of the Criminal Courts and Justice Act 2015 (judgment available on Lawtel). The Defendant admitted primary liability but alleged contributory negligence in response to the claim for damages as a result of personal injuries arising from an accident which occurred whilst he was working on the Defendant’s property. Following a two-day trial, the Judge found although the Claimant had suffered a genuine injury, he had deliberately and dishonestly exaggerated the extent of his symptoms and in particular his ability to work and dismissed the entire claim.’

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Park Square Barristers, 19th June 2017

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Hegarty v University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – Old Square Chambers

‘There is an interesting QBD case on Lawtel this morning illustrating the difficulties in clinical negligence cases for claimants wishing to sue under the Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA). It is important to remember that at present only the Lawtel case summary is available.’

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Old Square Chambers, 27th June 2017

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Hillsborough families hail ‘the beginning of the end’ in their 28-year struggle for justice – Daily Telegraph

‘The families of the Hillsborough victims have hailed the “beginning of the end” in their 28-year struggle for justice following the decision to prosecute the match day police commander over 95 deaths.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th June 2017

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Man who fell asleep during gas mask sex game is jailed over tied-up partner’s death – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 27th, 2017 in drug abuse, homicide, negligence, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A man has been jailed for two years after he fell asleep during a drug-fuelled bondage sex game and left his tied-up partner to die with a gas mask around his face.’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th June 2017

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Grenfell Tower fire: tenants’ rights and the gaps in the law – Legal Voice

‘The Grenfell Action Group and residents raised repeated concerns about the apparent neglect of health and safety legislation. Whilst there are several potential causes of action, the reality for tenants is that they would have struggled to bring a claim for a number of reasons.’

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Legal Voice, 23rd June 2017

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Man found guilty of manslaughter over gas mask death – The Guardian

Posted June 26th, 2017 in drug abuse, homicide, negligence, news by sally

‘A man is facing prison after being convicted of killing his sexual partner who he left tied up wearing a gas mask.’

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The Guardian, 23rd June 2017

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Medical Protection Society lays out nine-point plan for “urgent” reform of claims – Litigation Futures

Posted June 23rd, 2017 in compensation, costs, health, negligence, news, statistics by tracey

‘Medical Protection Society lays out nine-point plan for “urgent” reform of claims.’

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Litigation Futures, 23rd June 2017

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Cost of NHS negligence claims likely to double by 2023, says study – The Guardian

Posted June 23rd, 2017 in compensation, costs, health, negligence, news by tracey

‘The annual cost to the NHS in England of settling clinical negligence claims is equivalent to training 6,500 doctors and is expected to double by 2023, according to the Medical Protection Society.’

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The Guardian, 23rd June 2017

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Council agrees £13m payout to family of boy injured at swimming pool – Local Government Lawyer

Posted June 22nd, 2017 in compensation, local government, negligence, news, personal injuries by tracey

‘Northampton Borough Council is to pay £13m to the family of a boy who was left with brain injuries after nearly drowning in a council swimming pool in 2002.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 21st June 2017

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Solicitors lose claim over losses caused by tax mitigation schemes – Legal Futures

Posted June 5th, 2017 in accountants, law firms, negligence, news, solicitors, tax avoidance by tracey

‘Partners at a leading personal injury law firm have lost a professional negligence action against the accountants who recommended they sign up to two ultimately unsuccessful tax mitigation schemes.’

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Legal Futures, 5th June 2017

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk