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Thorneycroft News for August 2013

A familiar face returns to Thorneycroft Solicitors

16th August 2013

Macclesfield based Thorneycroft Solicitors has recently welcomed a familiar face back to their firm, as they continue to expand their Private Client department.

Up until December 2011 Kirsten Boardman was an integral part of the Thorneycroft Solicitors team, but for the last twenty months she has been part of a leading law firm in Bristol where in addition to running case load, she has been responsible for training a newly qualified solicitor and a trainee case handler.

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Knutsford launch evening for the Macclesfield & Wilmslow Business Awards

5th August 2013

Join us from 6pm onwards at The Mere Golf Resort & Spa to hear more about Macclesfield & Wilmslow Business Awards 2013 which cover Knutsford, Macclesfield, Wilmslow and all the surrounding areas.

The event is free and it will tell you more about the Awards and how you can get involved and celebrate the success, talent and all that’s good about business locally.

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Natasha Postma raises funds for Helping Little Heirs with Key 103’s Cash for Kids

2nd August 2013

Natasha, who runs our pre-medical offer team, has been busy baking some gorgeous cakes with the help of Sabrina Binns and Joanne Whittaker to not only help the Friday feeling, but to also raise money for Helping Little Heirs with Key 103’s Cash for Kids.

This amazing charity recognises those less fortunate and the money raised will go towards the purchase of new ventilators for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Saint Mary’s Hospital.

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Employment law changes making it easier to wrongfully sack staff

13th August 2013

New plans by the Conservative government will make it easier for employers to sack staff, according to the TUC general secretary. These comments came in response to a speech made by Conservative Party Chairman on Wednesday that called for simpler ways for employers to get rid of unwanted employees. The chairman also appeared to hint that he had come up with disingenuous reasons for sacking his own staff at his printing firm.

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Cyclist receives compensation for brain injury

13th August 2013

A Bristol cyclist left with life-changing injuries in 2005, when he was aged 16, has been awarded £5.3 million in compensation by the High Court in London. The compensation, which follows several years of legal battling, is based on a 50:50 apportionment of responsibility for the incident between the two people involved.

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Orthodontist to pay large compensation fee to former patient

13th August 2013

An orthodontist who is member of the International Association for Orthodontics and owner of his own practice, has been charged with dental negligence.

The orthodontist recently settled an undisclosed sum to be paid in full to former patient who suffered incorrect treatment for a number of years.

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Amputee claims compensation against NHS

13th August 2013

A man whose leg was amputated following a ‘catalogue of errors’ at an NHS hospital received a ‘substantial’ payout from the NHS this week.

The victim, aged 76, secured a substantial compensation payment after he contracted a post-operative infection following knee replacement surgery at an NHS hospital in 2007.

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30 year old man receives brain damage compensation

13th August 2013

A 30 Year old man’s lifelong condition has been attributed to the medical negligence of the hospital in which he was born. The victim’s family are currently undergoing legal proceedings against the NHS trust hospital.

They claim he contracted an infection in the Special Care Baby Unit in 1983, which led to his lifelong severe disability. However, the trust denies liability and says it will contest any claim made by the family.

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NHS have set aside £22.7 billion to deal with clinical negligence claims

13th August 2013

The amount set aside by the NHS to compensate patients for medical blunders and clinical negligence has soared by nearly a quarter in a year.

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Report shows deaths ‘higher than expected’ at East Lancashire’s hospitals

1st August 2013

Latest figures show the number of deaths at East Lancashire’s hospitals was 26 per cent higher than expected for weekend admissions last year, and 13 per cent ‘above expected’ for weekdays.

A much anticipated NHS report, which made wide-ranging criticisms of the Royal Blackburn and Burnley General, said there was an urgent need for extra nursing and medical staff on the wards to ensure patient safety, but gave no indication of how they would be paid for.

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