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Thorneycroft News for July 2017

Thorneycroft Solicitors help raise over £1,500 for The Wellspring

31st July 2017

Thorneycroft director Mark Belfield presents The Wellspring with fundraising cheque

We were delighted to have raised over £1,500 for Stockport based charity The Wellspring as part of our ongoing support for the local community.

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What to do if you’re hit by car whilst cycling

31st July 2017

There are thousands of people throughout the UK who enjoy saddling up and riding their bike. Whether it’s for a daily commute, a family day out or for a race at the weekend, cycling is a great activity that can be enjoyed by almost anyone

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Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) to refund £89 million for excessive LPA charges

31st July 2017

The Office of the Public Guardian has admitted that fees charged for lasting powers of attorney have been too excessive in the past four years.

They revealed that fees charged were above that of the costs involved in processing an LPA application.

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Government delays decision on capping lawyer fees for clinical negligence cases

31st July 2017

The Government has postponed its decision on whether lawyer fees for clinical negligence cases should be capped.

The decision was originally expected to be made public knowledge before parliament went into its annual summer recess, however, the results of the decision are now expected ‘in due course’.

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Law Commission want reform surrounding wills

28th July 2017

The Law Commission has stated that the ‘out-dated’ and draconian laws surrounding wills must be changed to be more in-line with the modern world.

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Man suffers life changing injuries in a motorbike crash.

28th July 2017

A man has suffered catastrophic injuries after being involved in a motorcycle accident.

The motorcyclist who is in his 40s was airlifted to a hospital in Plymouth with what are said to be life-changing injuries.

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NHS Accepts an Independent Patient Safety Body is Needed

26th July 2017

It was encouraging to see that the new government is committed to improvements within the NHS with particular regard to patient safety, however, the proposed bill could cause significant problems for us as Lawyers when trying to properly investigate when things have gone wrong.

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Estranged daughter awarded £30k in will dispute

28th July 2017

A woman has been awarded £30,000 from her father’s estate despite him expressing the fact that he had disowned his children in his will.

The daughter, who was one of three children was awarded the money from her father’s £240,000 estate under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.

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Employment tribunal fees declared unlawful by the Supreme Court

26th July 2017

The highest court in the United Kingdom has today delivered a landmark Judgment that employment tribunal fees are unlawful.

In a spectacular decision, the Supreme Court held that fees of up to £1,200 were hindering workers, particularly those earning a lower wage, from getting the justice they deserve.

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Medical Defence Union no longer insuring spinal injury surgery

26th July 2017

The Medical Defence Union (MDU) has announced that it will no longer cover spinal injury surgical procedures in private hospitals.

Across the health sector, insurance premiums continue to rise and the increased number of claims and the cost of said claims have resulted in the body refusing to cover doctors performing spinal surgeries in the future.

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