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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...

Fentons announces increase in turnover and profit

16th May 2013

Leading national personal injury firm Fentons Solicitors LLP has announced record turnover of £26.3 million for the financial year.

In the same 12 months that has seen the firm successfully achieve Alternative Business Structure status so as to allow some of its...

Appeal after collision leaves Bromsgrove teen with head injury

14th May 2013

The family of a Bromsgrove teenager who was knocked down whilst crossing the road near his home just two weeks before his 16th birthday has appealed for witnesses to come forward.

Tom Jenkins was injured when he was hit by a car...

Mesothelioma Bill will help thousands - but thousands more are left out

13th May 2013

The new Mesothelioma Bill announced in the Queen’s Speech to Parliament this week will lead to thousands of industrial disease victims finally receiving the compensation to which they are entitled – but will leave still thousands more unable to make a claim....

Action needed over appalling hospital ‘never event’ error figures

10th May 2013

A leading medical negligence specialist has said it is ‘totally unacceptable’ that in the last four years alone more than 750 patients in English hospitals have suffered surgical errors of the kind the Department of Health says should simply never happen.


Specialist lawyer blames budgets and numbers for disparity in maternity care

2nd May 2013

A specialist in legal cases involving maternity issues, birth injuries and infant deaths has said many of the problems identified in a new report into maternity care are caused by managers concentrating on budgets instead of patients.

Janet Johnson, a medical negligence...

Media appeal helps Oldham pensioner win compensation battle

30th April 2013

An Oldham pensioner who was exposed to asbestos 50 years ago has received more than £15,000 in compensation after winning his case.

Ken Partridge, 84, appealed to former colleagues from the area to come forward and help in his fight for justice...

Workers' Memorial Day "more important than ever"

25th April 2013

An increase in the number of victims of industrial disease and workplace accidents has underlined the importance of Workers’ Memorial Day, the annual international event which honours those who have lost their lives through their work.

Speaking just days before the 2013...

Devastated family release statement following crash verdict

16th April 2013

Following the verdict at Newport (Isle of Wight) Crown Court on Monday, 15 April 2013, which saw the man who killed their 10-year-old daughter, Evey, jailed for ten years, the Staley family released the following statement: “On 24 August last year our...

Widow launches fresh appeal to trace fatal crash driver

15th April 2013

A widow has launched a fresh appeal to trace the driver who caused her husband fatal injuries as he walked along an unlit country road more than a year ago.

Simon Ware, 44, of Broughton Astley, tragically died after being hit by...

Calls for urgent action over asbestos in schools

10th April 2013

An industrial disease specialist has joined growing calls for urgent action and a full inquiry into the presence of asbestos in UK schools.

Bridget Collier, head of the Industrial Disease team at Fentons Solicitors LLP and a specialist in asbestos-related cases, was...

New CQC report highlights "lack of understanding" of liberty safeguards and Mental Capacity Act

5th April 2013

A new report by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has highlighted the worrying variation in how local authorities apply Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards under the Mental Capacity Act, and how much of the legislation in place to protect individual’s rights is simply...

Family of mesothelioma victim appeals to former colleagues in fight for justice

2nd April 2013

The family of a Newmarket man who died from cancer after he was exposed to asbestos through his work are appealing to his former colleagues to come forward as they continue his fight for justice.

After he was diagnosed with the asbestos-related...

"Confusing evidence" not reported in media upsets family of tragic biker

20th March 2013

Following the conclusion of the inquest at Greater Manchester West Coroner’s Court in Bolton into the deaths of Ryan Smith and Leah Davies, the family of Ryan Smith have spoken of their upset at some of the media coverage of the hearing....

Plans to force accident victims into court "will penalise injured people"

13th March 2013

Government proposals to force thousands of injured motorists into small claims court will jeopardise victims’ access to fair and appropriate compensation according to Karl Tonks, a partner with Fentons Solicitors LLP and president of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).


Family members unwittingly put at risk from asbestos exposure

6th March 2013

An industrial disease expert has warned how family members of workers might have been unwittingly exposed to deadly asbestos by their loved ones decades ago.

Bridget Collier, head of the Industrial Disease team at Fentons Solicitors LLP, said the recent case of...

Coroner records open verdict in soldier's death

27th February 2013

Following a three-day inquest in Crook, County Durham, into the death of Lance Corporal David Wilson in December 2008, the Coroner Mr Andrew Tweddle today (27 February) recorded an open verdict.

“David died from a single gun shot wound to the head,”...

Appeal for witnesses after collision leaves BMX teen with brain injury

26th February 2013

The family of a Hyde teenager left with a serious head injury after he was knocked from his BMX last August have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

Shane Cullen, 17, was injured when he was knocked from his bike in the...

Polish man receives compensation after "surveillance" ordeal

21st February 2013

A Polish man who sustained a serious head injury when he was hit by a car has received £800,000 in compensation, following a legal battle in which the driver’s insurer tried to use surveillance footage of his brother to disprove his claim....