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Bereavement Damages changes – do they go far enough?

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…

NHS breast screening failure - the issues

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

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?

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…

The impact of nursing shortages

The impact of nursing shortages

A recent report by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has shown some alarming shortages of staff across the UK which could be placing patients at risk.   Scott Haslam, a solicitor in clinical negligence at Wake…

Have you suffered negligence in cosmetic surgery?

Have you suffered negligence in cosmetic surgery?

We are surrounded in today’s world by images of the so-called perfect body and face. With invasive surgery, to enhance the way we look, easily accessible on the high street in the UK, it is now easier than ever…