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Thorneycroft News for December 2016

Hospital clinical negligence after nursing staff accidentally give patient fatal dose to patient

29th December 2016

A hospital has conducted an internal negligence investigation after one of its patients died after being administered a fatal dose of medicine 10 times the prescribed amount.

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A good legal conveyancer can save you time, stress and money when moving house

22nd December 2016

A new job, a bigger family, a step up, whatever your reason, it’s important to get a conveyancer who can handle you home move with efficiency, professionalism, urgency and cost effectively.

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Expelling divorce myths…cohabitation and common law marriage, what are your legal rights?

29th December 2016

Many people still believe in one of the biggest urban myths about marriage-  that if you live with your partner for long enough then your relationship status becomes, in effect, a ‘common law marriage’ and have the same legal rights.  The 2011 census recorded that more than 10% of adults were cohabiting and many don’t realise the full implications of their situation legally in the event of separation or death. Cohabitation and “common law marriage” has no legal status!  Unlike marriage and civil partnerships, unmarried couples have no legal rights over their partner’s property or assets if they die or separate.

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Hospitals to publish preventable death data in March 2017.

22nd December 2016

Health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, wants hospitals data to be available to the public to show transparency and to encourage care standards to increase with hospitals learning from their mistakes.  The policy has been welcomed by those who have been victims of clinical negligence and have felt that the hospitals own in-house investigations into preventable deaths, were not comprehensive enough.

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Expelling divorce myths..does blame matter?

15th December 2016

Our last post on divorce myths looked at prenuptial agreements and whether or not they can be broken.  This post is going to look at fault in divorce and how this effects division of assets if at all.   As was mentioned previously, divorce can be one of the most traumatic experiences you ever have to experience.  It is essential to enter into divorce proceedings with eyes wide open, fully aware of what to expect and how it will affect you financially as well as emotionally.

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Road traffic accident causes life changing injuries

12th December 2016

An accident between two vehicles has occured at a busy road junction at approximately 6.30pm, during rush hour.  Emergency services attended including paramedics, police and fire crews and were on site to assist the two injured parties.

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Expelling divorce myths..get good advice not hearsay

7th December 2016

Going through a divorce can be one of the most traumatic experiences you ever have to go experience. It can be heart breaking for those involved whether it just the two of you or involves a family. Couples will often only consider divorce as a last result and so it is important to be aware of all the facts should you decide that separation is the only option left.

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Shipbuilder fined £400k after worker suffers crushing injury in the workplace

7th December 2016

A ship builder based in Birkenhead has been investigated by the HSE after a 59 year old employee sustained a serious crushing injury to his hand whilst he was carrying our repair work.

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Thorneycroft Solicitors renews membership to brain injury charity, Headway

7th December 2016

Headway is a charity that is close to Thorneycroft Solicitors heart. Having been a corporate member of this worthy and wonderful charity for a number of years, the company is proud to renew their membership for yet another year.

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