Nine practice areas recommended in The Legal 500

Wake Smith Solicitors 05 October 2021
Nine practice areas recommended in The Legal 500

We have achieved recommended rankings in nine practice areas according to one of the UK’s leading legal directories, The Legal 500.


Hospital care – does care come before the policies and procedures?

Scott Haslam Scott Haslam 21 June 2021
Hospital care – does care come before the policies and procedures?

The Care Quality Commission has rated Sheffield’s Jessop Wing hospital “inadequate” in a critical new report, but did highlight focussed positive, caring staff.


COVID-19 impact - delays in diagnosis of cancer

Kate Lax Kate Lax 17 December 2020
COVID-19 impact - delays in diagnosis of cancer

Clinical negligence specialists have warned COVID-19 continues to disrupt the early diagnosis of cancer in the population. Research by a number of organisations this year has shown that potential patients have…


Compensation for some bereaved partners change

Scott Haslam Scott Haslam 08 October 2020
Compensation for some bereaved partners change

A change to the law of bereavement damages in England and Wales has come into effect. The Fatal Accidents Act 1976 was amended to allow a claim for bereavement damages by the cohabiting partner of the deceased,…


Wake Smith helps man whose spine was broken during MRI scan receive payout

Wake Smith Solicitors 23 September 2019
Wake Smith helps man whose spine was broken during MRI scan receive payout

Wake Smith Solicitors has helped a man whose spine was broken by medical staff during an MRI scan at a Bristol hospital gain a compensation payment. Timothy Newton, 43, was suffering from a painful flare up as…


Bereavement Damages changes – do they go far enough?

Wake Smith Solicitors 05 July 2019
Bereavement Damages changes – do they go far enough?

Claimant lawyers have long argued that the rules regarding bereavement damages are in desperate need of revision. Bereavement damages are due to change but do the reforms go far enough? Scott Haslam, Associate…


Wake Smith secures a £12m settlement for child left with brain injury shortly after birth

Wake Smith Solicitors 04 April 2019
Wake Smith secures a £12m settlement for child left with brain injury shortly after birth

Terry Regan, Head of Wake Smith’s Clinical Negligence Department, looks through an emotional, complex, long standing case which has now been concluded. Terry said: “The case surrounded a child born at Sheffield…


NHS breast screening failure - the issues

Wake Smith Solicitors 04 May 2018
NHS breast screening failure - the issues

News that up to 270 women may have died as a result of a major NHS computer error which meant 450,000 were denied breast cancer screening, is concerning. The Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt announced yesterday (May…


Due in court without representation – think carefully

Wake Smith Solicitors 05 April 2018
Due in court without representation – think carefully

Restrictions imposed by successive Governments in legal aid, and conditional fee agreements, has seen a rise in people attempting to bring their case before the court without the assistance of legal professionals. They…


Is your prescription correct?

Wake Smith Solicitors 01 February 2018
Is your prescription correct?

People have been put in danger and even died as a result of incorrect prescriptions being given out by pharmacies. Kate Lax, a solicitor in Wake Smith’s clinical negligence team urges patients to routinely check…


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