July 2014 Archive

Quick and easy litigation, is there such a thing?

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We currently have a system in place in Civil Litigation called the Portal System. This is a system designed to speed up the litigation process by the openness of sharing of information for personal injury claims which are expected to settle under £25,000. More …

Fundraising for Alex

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Alex Lewis is a local man, whose life was dramatically changed last year when he developed Strep A Toxic Shock Syndrome and as a result has had all four limbs amputated. More …

Tombstoning. Enough. It's time to stop.

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Every year I can guarantee that I will read in the local papers the dangers of tombstoning and yet every year you see young people still doing it. More …

Minimal nursing staffing levels on wards

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I was encouraged to learn about NICE's recent guidelines on minimal nursing staffing levels on wards. More …

Would you want a blood test to diagnose Dementia early?

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If you're becoming increasingly forgetful, particularly if you're over the age of 65, it may be a good idea to talk to your GP about the early signs of dementia (also known as Alzheimer's disease). More …

Sepsis and new mums

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Today I discussed the article from the BBC with my colleague Patricia Wakeford, who was a midwife before she qualified as a Solicitor. I hadn't realised that sepsis is the leading cause of death in new mothers in the UK. More …

Distractions whilst driving

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One of the major causes of all serious motor accidents in the UK is due to driver distraction, whether using a mobile phone, eating, drinking, listening to music, changing stations/CDs or smoking. All these activities means that we are sidetracked and not fully aware of what is going on around us. More …

A Day In The Life….

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I am always intrigued in what other people get up to during the day. Some might call it nosiness! So, to satisfy my curiousness I thought I'd ask other professionals working in my area of law to share their average, if there is such a thing, day. More …

Traffic light case

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I read today of a rather surprising decision by the Court of Appeal in a road traffic accident case. The name of the case is Gray v Botwright. More …