Creating a will isn’t as simple as stating your wishes before you die. There is a process that can often be complex. Below, our infographic explains some of the things you should and shouldn’t do when creating a will.
We are pleased to note that the Office of the Public Guardian (“OPG”) is offering a refund of part of the costs previously paid for registering Powers of Attorney.
Sadly, it’s a fact that medical treatment does not always go to plan. Substandard treatment can lead to patients suffering needless injuries and in some cases, leaving them with new needs that must be met.
Social media has contributed many things to society since its conception a few years ago. It has connected people in a way that was not possible previously, but it has also brought about the phenomenon of the selfie.
It is well established that the courts tend not to consider recognised complications when dealing with clinical negligence claims. However sometimes what starts as a recognised complication can become an actionable harm if the appropriate actions /procedures are not followed.
We get a lot of enquiries regarding inadequate treatment at A&E with regards to hand injuries and we are currently involved in several cases where the claimant has been left with permanent damage as a result of inadequate history being taken from the patient/claimant and/or inadequate examinations.
Whether you’re a driver or motorcyclist who passed their test decades ago or you’re an excited new driver who can’t wait to start spending time on the roads independently, every driver knows that they are breaking the law if they drive faster than the speed limit or they run a red light.
Buying or selling a home can be one of the most rewarding but also one of the most stressful events in life. Having to change to a new solicitor during the conveyancing process can be quick and straightforward, however, it can sometimes also make the transaction feel laborious and uncertain.
I was at a very interesting clinical negligence “master class” recently with Mr Nigel Poole QC and he mentioned, amongst other interesting points, a settlement meeting in which he had been involved recently where one of the arguments raised by the defendant NHS Trust was that his clients compensation should be reduced because he lived in a deprived area.