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Expert welcomes calls for greater Court of Protection transparency

8th November 2011

An expert in cases involving mental health and human rights legislation has welcomed calls for the Court of Protection to be subject to increased openness, public debate and legislation.

Echoing the views of the Court of Protection’s head judge, Sir Nicholas Wall,...

Expert stresses importance of M5 crash investigation

7th November 2011

A fatal road collisions expert has emphasised how important it is that investigators find out exactly what may have caused last Friday’s tragic incident on the M5 - now known to be Britain’s worst motorway tragedy in 20 years.

Deborah Johnson , head...

New HSE figures show increase in mesothelioma deaths

3rd November 2011

New figures released by the Health & Safety Executive show that deaths from the asbestos-related cancer mesothelioma continue to increase in Great Britain.

Lesley Mynett , a specialist industrial disease lawyer with Fentons Solicitors LLP, said that the 2009 statistics show that the...

Serious injury lawyer elected chair of Spinal Injuries Association

1st November 2011

A lawyer who was spinally injured as a teenager has been elected to the position of Chair of the Spinal Injuries Association’s board of trustees.

Jonathan Fogerty, a serious injury  specialist with Fentons Solicitors LLP, has taken up the role foran initial one year...

Expert warns against HIV self-test kits

31st October 2011

A defective product expert has echoed warnings issued by the Government health watchdog, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), against non-compliant HIV self-test kits.

Sam Harmel , a partner at Fentons Solicitors LLP, said there were a number of self-test kits...

Pedestrian struck by taxi appeals for witnesses

27th October 2011

A 41 year-old Leicester man who was left unconscious with multiple injuries after he was knocked down by a taxi is appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident to come forward.

Martin Williams of Kirby Road, was crossing the road at the...

Calls to protect London cyclists as death toll continues to rise

25th October 2011

As the numbers of cyclists killed on London’s roads continues to rise, a serious injuries expert at Fentons Solicitors LLP has raised concerns as to how safe cycling in the capital really is.

Matthew Claxson , a partner at the firm, was commenting after a...

One marathon just isn't enough for fundraising solicitor

17th October 2011

Not content with simply running one marathon, solicitor Tristan Alder and his wife Sarah are now in training to compete in a gruelling 39.3 mile marathon-and-a-half in January next year.

The couple, of Saltwood, are hoping to raise money for the Kent,...

Scottish pleural plaques decision little comfort to UK’s other victims

14th October 2011

An expert in industrial disease cases has said that while the decision not to stop people in Scotland claiming compensation for the asbestos-related condition pleural plaques should be welcomed, it has also underlined the massive difference in treatment of victims across the...

Nurse appeals for witnesses after being injured by "mystery vehicle"

11th October 2011

A Rochdale nurse left unable to work after she was hit by a mystery vehicle is appealing for witnesses to come forward and help in her fight for justice.

Michelle Ledden, 45, was struck in the back by a vehicle outside Rochdale Infirmary -...

Fentons highlights forthcoming Baby Loss Awareness Week

7th October 2011

Baby Loss Awareness Week 2011 will run from 9 October and culminate on 15 October, with International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day.

Rebecca Gilmore, a solicitor at Fentons Solicitors LLP , said: “Having personally experienced the tragedy of baby loss I am...

Lambeth man exposed to asbestos urgently seeks help

4th October 2011

A Lambeth man who grew up near an asbestos factory and developed an asbestos-related lung cancer more than 40 years later is appealing for anyone who may be able to help in his fight for justice to come forward.

John Buchanan, 64,...

Mother makes emotional appeal after Stockport hit-and-run

3rd October 2011

The mother of a Stockport man left seriously injured when he was knocked down in a hit-and-run whilst crossing the road has made an emotional appeal for witnesses to come forward.

Dale O’Malley, of Offerton, spent several weeks in intensive care and...

HSE to investigate mining tragedy

29th September 2011

The Health and Safety Executive is set to carry out an investigation into a fatal accident in Yorkshire, the latest tragedy to hit the mining industry in the last fortnight.

One man died and another was injured after being trapped by a...

Calls for renewed drink-driving proposals to apply nationwide

26th September 2011

A road accident specialist has welcomed the latest calls to amend Northern Ireland’s existing drink-driving laws, saying she hopes it leads to a review of the drink-drive limit in England and across the UK.

Joanna Bailey , an expert in road accident injuries...

Bizarre “exploding seat-belt” cases on the rise

22nd September 2011

An expert in legal cases involving defective products has spoken of his amazement at the rising number of “exploding seat-belt” incidents he has dealt with recently.

Jerard Knott was speaking after he successfully settled a first claim against car manufacturer Peugeot, following...

Mother of Coventry girl hit by car appeals for witnesses

20th September 2011

The mother of a Coventry schoolgirl seriously injured when she was hit by a car whilst crossing the road has made an emotional appeal for witnesses to come forward.

Anne-Marie Eales said that her 14-year-old daughter Demi-Marie Russell had been left devastated and the...

Drop in Care Quality Commission inspections “unacceptable”

13th September 2011

A medical negligence expert has said that any risk to patient safety caused as a result of a drop in the number of Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspections to hospitals and care homes, is ‘unacceptable.’

Jacqui Hayat, a partner at Fentons Solicitors...

Warning over "unscrupulous and scaremongering" will-writing services

7th September 2011

People across the country are being warned to beware some so-called professional will-writers who have been charging exorbitant prices for wills and other legal documents that are either inappropriate, inadequate or in some cases completely useless.

The warning comes after several elderly...

Former colleagues sought after asbestos death

6th September 2011

Former colleagues of a Teignmouth man are being urged to come forward and help win the fight for justice he began before he died from asbestos-related cancer.

Richard Hooper was just 63 when he succumbed to mesothelioma , a painful cancer caused by...