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Specialist panel of child abuse judges "will protect victims and witnesses"

7th August 2013

A move to ensure child victims of sexual abuse receive greater protection in criminal trials through the introduction of a hand-picked panel of specialist judges has been welcomed by specialist lawyers.

The plan, to be announced today (Wednesday 7 August) by the...

New NHS safety report fails to recommend 'legal duty of candour'

6th August 2013

The eagerly anticipated review into patient safety in the NHS in England has failed to support the proposal for a ‘legal duty of candour’, leading to disappointment amongst many who had campaigned for openness and honesty in provision of healthcare.

Published today...

Pensioner left with broken neck after bus fall appeals for witnesses

31st July 2013

A Northampton pensioner who broke her neck when the bus she was travelling on braked sharply, is appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Gwendoline Sinnott, 86, was thrown from her seat and left semi-conscious on the floor following the incident last year....

Plane passengers injured after dramatic Thomas Cook engine explosion

29th July 2013

Several British holidaymakers have begun claims for compensation after being injured when an engine on their plane exploded seconds before take-off.

Victoria Bysh, a specialist  holiday claims lawyer at Fentons Solicitors LLP, said passengers were terrified when the right engine of the...

More new appointments as growth of PI specialists Fentons continues

25th July 2013

Leading personal injury firm Fentons Solicitors LLP has made a number of new appointments, as the national specialist operator continues to build on its success and undergo a further period of significant growth.

After successfully achieving Alternative Business Structure status earlier this...

Passengers injured in Norwich train crash begin compensation claim

23rd July 2013

As passengers injured in Sunday’s rail crash at Norwich Station begin claims for compensation, the specialist lawyer representing one of the injured expects many more people to begin their own claims.

Daniel Denton, a serious injuries lawyer at Fentons Solicitors LLP, said...

Hospital inspections need to "radically improve" says Medical Negligence expert

19th July 2013

A leading medical negligence expert has lambasted the current system of hospital inspections as deeply flawed and said much more needs to be done to radically improve inspections in England.

Daniel Lee, head of the Manchester medical negligence department at Fentons Solicitors...

"SAS training" soldiers died during exercise on hottest day of year

15th July 2013

As investigations continue into the deaths of two soldiers on a training exercise on the hottest day of the year, a specialist military claims lawyer is hoping the Ministry of Defence’s own Board of Inquiry will determine exactly what happened.

As widely...

Mum of injured youngster blasts Leeds nursery after 'chicken soup' burn

8th July 2013

The mother of a young boy who suffered second degree burns whilst in the care of a Leeds nursery said she was ‘shocked and appalled’ by the way that she and her son had been treated.

Katie Brewster was speaking at the...

Coroner finds systemic failings led to mental health patient's death

3rd July 2013

The family of a man who died whilst under the care of a specialist mental health hospital has called for a Public Inquiry after a fresh inquest heard their son’s death was a result of systemic failings.

William 'Bill' Johnson, 41, died...

Lawyers' support for victims on Action Mesothelioma Day

1st July 2013

Members of the specialist Industrial Disease team at Fentons Solicitors will be amongst the hundreds showing their support for victims of asbestos-related cancer by attending a special event as part of Action Mesothelioma Day on Friday (5 July).

Each year, hundreds of...

Fentons welcomes Law Society’s campaign to tackle insurers

27th June 2013

A new campaign to ensure innocent injured victims are not “mugged” by insurers has been welcomed by leading personal injury specialists Fentons Solicitors.

Senior partner Kieran Maguire commended the Law Society’s newly launched advertising campaign – which carries the strap-line ‘Don’t get...

Reports of 'exploding seat-belt' incidents reach double figures

25th June 2013

There have now been more than 10 cases where motorists have been affected or injured by the bizarre phenomenon of ‘exploding seat-belts,’ leading to calls for a full investigation into a possible defect.

More than a year ago, Fentons Solicitors alerted consumer...

Stark warning over child locks after serious injury to toddler

20th June 2013

Motorists are being warned to ensure their passenger door child locks are activated, after a young boy suffered horrific injuries when he climbed out of the back of a parked car and into the path of a lorry.

The two-year-old suffered devastating,...

Statement issued on behalf of family of Rebecca Smith

19th June 2013

Following the conclusion of the trial of Mohammed Idrees at Preston Crown Court today (19 June 2013), Jenny Keith of Fentons Solicitors LLP, issued the following statement on behalf of Nicola Smith. Mrs Smith’s 15-year-old daughter Rebecca was killed when she was...

Damages for asbestos victim’s family after claim was initially rejected

17th June 2013

The family of an Essex man who died from an asbestos-related cancer because of work he carried out in the 1960s and 70s has received substantial damages in an out of court settlement.

James Fields, of Saffron Walden, was diagnosed with mesothelioma...

Ombudsman figures underline importance of using regulated will-writers

13th June 2013

Latest figures revealed by the Legal Ombudsman have underlined the importance of using regulated, qualified professionals when writing a will so that individuals are protected against poor levels of service.

Natasha Molloy, head of the Wills & Probate department at Fentons Solicitors...

Family "disappointed" after inquest into carbon monoxide death

6th June 2013

A verdict of accidental death was recorded at the jury inquest into the death of Arthur Ebirim on Wednesday (5 June), at North-West Kent Coroner’s Court.

The court had heard how Mr Ebirim tragically died as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning...

Fentons Solicitors proud to receive Living Wage accreditation

5th June 2013

Fentons Solicitors LLP is proud to announce that it has received accreditation from the Living Wage Foundation as an employer committed to paying all staff a ‘living wage.’

The Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually, based on...

Worker left brain damaged after being exposed to poison was

2nd June 2013

A father-of-two left brain damaged after being exposed to a poisonous chemical at work is to pursue a civil claim for damages after the company responsible was heavily fined for Health and Safety violations.

Nigel Verdon, 41, of Ellesmere Port, suffered life-altering...