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Thorneycroft News for December 2015

Christmas Opening Times

21st December 2015

Christmas Eve 9am -12:45pm

Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, December 27th and 28th

December 29th Normal office hours
December 30th Normal office hours
December 31st 9am – 12:45

Closed January 1st, 2nd and 3rd

Open Monday 4th January

RTA Solicitor (Newly Qualified)

10th December 2015

Thorneycroft Solicitors are a forward thinking, well established firm and we are one of the North West’s leading firms of solicitors, employing 150 people across all areas of the legal profession.

We are currently seeking a talented individual to join our team.

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The highs and lows of obtaining an ABS licence

9th December 2015

Thorneycroft Solicitors secured its ABS licence two years after first approaching the SRA.

 

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Are 'divorce mortgages' a sign of the times?

30th December 2015

As you may or may not know there are two peak months a year where divorce proceedings are at an all-time high and these are September and January.

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£11.5m compensation for five-year-old boy brain damaged at birth

30th December 2015

Brighton & Sussex NHS Trust has admitted liability and apologised for causing the brain damage of a five year old boy.  Unfortunately the midwifery team did not correctly identify that the mothers umbilical cord had prolapsed and the baby was starved of oxygen for some time.

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Water company fined after three workers injured

23rd December 2015

A water supplier has been fined £400,000 with costs of £41,711 after pleading guilty to breaches of Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.  The company has shockingly  been at the centre of four previous prosecutions already by HSE; in 1997, 2004, and 2010 and an improvement notice had been served on the company after a fall from a height incident in 2007. 

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Car flips over after crash

23rd December 2015

Emergency services, including two fire crews and a rapid response unit, were called to the site of a two-car crash whereby one of the vehicles had flipped over on to its roof at around 5pm.

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Cancer misdiagnosis causes misery

17th December 2015

Often when you see a story like this you would assume it involves a healthcare provider misdiagnosing cancer for something minor but in this instance a patient was told they had terminal cancer when in fact they had an abscess which could have been treated.

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NHS Trust under fire for not adequately investigating deaths

11th December 2015

An investigation looking into all deaths at the Southern Health Trust between April 2011 and March 2015, commissioned by NHS England, has revealed some damning results.

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Conveyor belt claims another victim

17th December 2015

The Health and Safety Executive has investigated yet another incident of a worker being seriously injured by being dragged on a conveyor belt into heavy machinery.  A manufacturing company was investigated after a male employee slipped into a conveyor belt and remained stuck there for twenty minutes suffering crushing injuries.

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