Cases of maltreatment towards elderly people in hospitals and care homes is a common topic in today’s media, but a proposed Government change could result in many future incidents slipping through the net. Lord Justice Jackson recommends that there be a limit to legal fees, where claims for damages are worth less than £25,000. We believe many cases will not get the justice they deserve.
Ian Paterson was trusted by his patients but over the course of his career he made countless false diagnoses and carried out needless operations that left many of his patients scarred physically and mentally.
Each year, around 4,000 children develop cancer. It’s estimated that around one child in every 500 will be diagnosed with the disease by age 14, and the incidence has increased in recent decades by around 13%, according to a recent report published in the Lancet.
We recently successfully won a case brought by a son regarding the negligent care of his elderly mother.
Fears have been voiced in many quarters that NHS failings in maternity care will be brushed under the carpet following the announcement of new government plans to limit legal fees where claims for damages are worth less than £25,000. This would include the deaths of new-borns and stillbirths.
Have you, or a close relative, suffered as a result of poor medical treatment?
We are thrilled to announce that we have been shortlisted as finalists in two categories in this year’s Harlow Business Awards, which will take place on 5th October.
We recently hosted a very successful Planning and Construction Seminar, at Hertford Castle. We discussed the process from design through to development, alongside barristers from 39 Essex Chambers.
This July, we are celebrating the fifth anniversary of the merger of Attwaters and Jameson & Hill, two prestigious local firms within their respective towns (Attwaters in Harlow and Loughton, Jameson & Hill in Hertford and Ware), with a collective experience of over 150 years.
What constitutes suitable clothing to wear for work can be a tricky question to answer. With the warm summer weather upon us, what dress code should employers adopt?