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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...

Egypt holidays ruined by "appalling hygiene" at Sharm El Sheikh hotel

11th July 2013

Several British holidaymakers have begun claims for compensation after their holidays were ruined by poor hygiene standards at a resort in Sharm El Sheikh last month.

Karen Garcia, a specialist holiday claims lawyer at Fentons Solicitors LLP, said she was currently acting...

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...

Impact of legal reforms explained to Yorkshire mesothelioma victims

30th May 2013

Yorkshire mesothelioma victims and families of those affected by the disease met with specialist nurses and lawyers on Friday (24 May) to discuss the impact of legal reforms on their own rights to compensation.

The Leeds Mesothelioma Support Group meeting, at the...

"No excuse" for weekend increase in surgery death rates

29th May 2013

A shocking report has shown that patients who undergo surgery at the end of the week are 44 per cent more likely to die than those who have an operation on a Monday.

The British Medical Journal study found that the risk...

Uncle of cyclist killed in hit-and-run “disappointed” by judge’s sentence

24th May 2013

The man found guilty of causing the death of London cyclist Olatunji Adeyanju by dangerous driving was today sentenced to four years in prison. Following the sentencing at Woolwich Crown Court today (Friday, 24 May 2013), the victim’s uncle and guardian Steven...

How legal reforms will affect motorcyclists injured on the road

23rd May 2013

In a recent article published in Essex Local Biker, Deborah Johnson , partner and head of the Serious and Fatal Incidents team at Fentons, discussed the claims procedure following a road crash and highlights some of the implications of the changes which were...

Injured Stevenage pensioner wins 18 month fight for justice

20th May 2013

A Stevenage pensioner who had to have a metal plate and pins inserted into her arm and wrist after she tripped on a four inch wide hole in the pavement, has received £15,000 in compensation.

Pauline Miller, 77, had just been to...