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Coronavirus: what do employers need to know?

With the World Health Organization (WHO) saying that the world should “do more to prepare for a possible coronavirus pandemic” and cases being reported as near to the UK as...

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Short-term lets: good or bad?

Last night’s ITV’s Tonight show provided an overview on the popularity of short-term lets, mainly Airbnb bookings. Those of us who have used Airbnb cannot fault its appeal in terms of...

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English law and the value of life: the limits of the statutory bereavement award

The loss of a loved one is extremely sad for everyone involved. But where the death was the result of medical negligence and therefore avoidable, the effect on those close...

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Whose fence is it anyway?

With Storm Ciara having already caused plenty of fence damage and Storm Dennis on its way, it looks like we’re all braced for a difficult few days of weather. These...

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A new lease of life for our Gloucester Road office

We ended 2019 with the relocation of our Horfield office further down the road to neighbouring suburb, Bishopston. Having been a part of the BS7 community for over 40 years,...

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Case Studies

Case study: failure in care provided by psychiatric unit

Our client’s husband had a history of anxiety and Bipolar Disorder type 2. He left his psychiatric facility without an escort, against the advice of the treating Psychiatrist. He later...

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Parental bereavement leave and pay: government response

The Government has announced that any employee who loses a child under the age of 18, or suffers a stillbirth after 24 weeks of pregnancy, will now be entitled to...

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Weighing the cost: why the human cost of clinical negligence is more important than the bill

In an article published today by the BBC about NHS compensation fees, it is suggested that NHS England “faces paying out £4.3bn in legal fees to settle outstanding claims of...

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Case Studies

Case study: £40,000 settlement for delay in treatment for heart failure

Our clients got in touch with us following the sudden death of their father due to a hospital’s mismanagement of his illness. Our clients’ father had a chest X-ray which...

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Case study: failure to spot pregnancy in young mother with brain tumour

We acted on behalf of a young mother who had an inoperable, terminal brain tumour which she was undergoing treatment for. She had told the hospital doctors who were treating...

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Case study: cardiac arrest after ‘low risk’ diagnosis

We acted on behalf of a 32 year-old woman who had a history of myocardial infarction. She awoke with chest pain and, given her pregnancy and history of heart problems,...

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Can I claim if I was cycling without lights?

At this time of year, the mornings and evenings are darker and the weather just that little bit more treacherous. Whether it’s a New Year’s resolution to exercise more and...

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