Can I Make A Medical Negligence Claim If I Consented To The Risk?

Before undergoing a medical procedure it is standard practice to be required to sign a consent form as without doing so, a claim for battery or assault could be made....


Purple Day 2021

Friday 26th March is Purple Day, a day to raise awareness about epilepsy, as well as raise much needed funds to make a difference to those affected by the condition....


Independent Review Into Child Sexual Abuse In Football 1970-2005

In 2016, Andy Woodward gave an interview with a sports journalist during which he talked about the horrific abuse he suffered from the age of 11 by one of his...


NHS Waiting List Reaches New Record High As A Result Of Covid-19

Figures released by NHS England have shown that the surge in Covid-19 cases in January severely hit key medical services across the country which has impacted cancer and routine surgeries....


Pandemic Highlights Shortage Of Critical Care Beds

It has been reported by the BBC this week that the NHS has “insufficient” critical care capacity, which has been laid bare by the Covid-19 pandemic. According to NHS Providers,...


Legal Aid – In What Circumstances Is Public Funding Available In Medical Negligence Cases?

Legal aid is only available in certain circumstances for medical negligence claims and is provided through the Legal Aid Agency by the Government. These instances are: Cases where funding is granted...


World Cancer Day 2021

The 4th of February is World Cancer Day which aims to raise awareness and understanding of this critical issue, whilst reducing fear and dispelling misconceptions. As we continue to navigate our...


Proving Causation In Medical Negligence Cases – A Closer Look

In order to succeed in a medical negligence case, a Claimant must prove the following: That the Defendant owed the Claimant a duty of care; – In a claim involving...


The Perception Of The ‘No Win, No Fee’ Solicitor

There seems to be a perception by some members of society that solicitors who operate on a ‘No Win, No Fee’ basis are in some way ‘disreputable’, preying on other’s...


Government Publishes First Of Its Kind National Strategy To Tackle Child Sexual Abuse

On Friday (22nd January), the Home Secretary, Priti Patel, published the ‘Tackling Child Sexual Abuse Strategy’ which has been designed to better protect children from all forms of child sexual...


Whiplash Reforms – Delayed Until May 2021

It has been confirmed that the long awaited reforms to whiplash injuries, which were first proposed back in 2015, have been delayed by a month and will now come into...


Unprecedented Wait Times For Ambulances

The Royal College of Emergency Medicine has said this week that the number of hours ambulances spent waiting to offload patients in parts of England is “off the scale”. BBC...