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Do Threats of Criminal Charges Help Deter Fraud?

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No one wants to defend dishonest behaviour or excuse it from punishment, but are threats of criminal charges combating fraud or deterring honest claimants from pursuing their claims further? Writing for the Law Society Gazette, Lime's Mark Jackson explores the issue and how it might develop in the future as claimant lawyers are slowly removed … Continue reading Do Threats of Criminal Charges Help Deter Fraud?

APIL Advanced Brain & Spinal Cord Injury Conference 2019

Steven Baylis

I have just returned from a very informative and enjoyable two days at the APIL advanced brain and spinal cord injury conference at the Celtic Manor Resort, Newport. It was great to catch up with many other solicitors handling complex high value claims. There were some fantastic speakers, covering a wide range of highly interesting … Continue reading APIL Advanced Brain & Spinal Cord Injury Conference 2019

Leicester Woman Gets £320k Pay-out After Missed Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip Over 20 Years Ago

A 21-year old Leicester woman has received a £320,000 pay-out from a GP’s Defence Union after a missed developmental dysplasia of the hip. This condition is sometimes called a congenital hip dislocation, suffered at birth and it was not treated until the woman was 23 months old. She was treated with open reduction and relocation … Continue reading Leicester Woman Gets £320k Pay-out After Missed Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip Over 20 Years Ago

Whorlton Hall – Shocking Treatment of Vulnerable Adults

Whorlton Hall: Shocking Treatment of Vulnerable Adults

The BBC yesterday, following an undercover investigation by Olivia Davie for their Panorama programme, published a shocking report into care provided at Whorlton Hall, a specialist hospital caring for the vulnerable.  The investigation uncovered multiple instances of the threat of violence and six care workers also told the undercover reporter that they had deliberately hurt … Continue reading Whorlton Hall – Shocking Treatment of Vulnerable Adults

University Hospitals of Leicester Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgery Services

Neil Clayton

University Hospitals of Leicester Trust Board is scheduled to hold further discussions at its public board meeting on Thursday regarding is Oral and Maxillo-Facial Service (OMFS). In November 2016, UHL took the decision to suspend all resective (reconstructive) cancer surgery of the oral cavity and oropharynx prior to an extensive review of the notes of … Continue reading University Hospitals of Leicester Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgery Services

Unrepresented Claimants Face Difficulties in Personal Injury Claims

Unrepresented Claimants Face Difficulties in Personal Injury Claims

As the Civil Liability Bill continues its progress towards becoming an Act of Parliament, it is looking ever more likely that a large swathe of injured people will be steered towards representing themselves in their personal injury claims. However, “litigants in person”, as they are known, face a number of risks and pitfalls when pursuing … Continue reading Unrepresented Claimants Face Difficulties in Personal Injury Claims