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Legal expert calls for more action to tackle child sex abuse

14th June 2012

A legal expert who specialises in helping victims of child abuse has said more needs to be done to combat the sexual exploitation of children which, according to a recent study, is ‘happening all over the country.’

Angela Dobbs , who is a...

Medical negligence expert welcomes new tribunal service

11th June 2012

A medical negligence specialist has welcomed the establishment of a new independent tribunal service which will manage all fitness-to-practice panel hearings for the UK medical profession from today.

Jacqui Hayat, head of the London medical negligence  department at Fentons Solicitors LLP, said: “The Medical...

Human rights expert despairs at 'polarisation' of social care industry

8th June 2012

A human rights expert has lambasted the findings of a recent survey which revealed that government cuts in funding were leading to a two-tier social care system.

Mark McGhee, an expert in human rights legislation at Fentons Solicitors LLP, said the findings...

Exciting “rat breakthrough” is not miracle cure for spinal cord injuries

6th June 2012

A specialist serious injury lawyer who was himself spinally injured as a teenager has said that the recent scientific breakthrough which saw paralysed rats able to walk again, should not give false hope to people with spinal injuries.

Jonathan Fogerty , an associate...

Insurance industry responsible for high premiums, OFT report finds

1st June 2012

The private motor insurance market has been referred to the Competition Commission, after a new report from the Office of Fair Trading uncovered what it called a ‘dysfunctional’ system which forced up motorist’s premiums.

The report, ‘Private Motor Insurance - Report on...

Government attacked for rushing compensation reforms

31st May 2012

Lawyers have criticised the Government for rushing reforms of the compensation system and say the “aggressive timetable” may compromise access to justice for injured people.

In its response to a call for evidence on proposals to extend the streamlined process for lower...

Caution urged after latest balcony fall adds to mounting accident tally

30th May 2012

British tourists are being urged to exercise extra caution when travelling abroad, after a recent spike in the number of falls from height.

Katherine Allen, head of the Travel and International Litigation  department at Fentons Solicitors LLP, was speaking after a British holidaymaker became...

Judge rules 30mph not appropriate speed in brain damage trial

28th May 2012

A judge has ruled that the uninsured driver who knocked down a four-year-old boy in a residential street, causing serious brain damage to the victim, was driving too fast.

A liability trial held at the High Court heard how the driver’s car...

Young crime victim backs campaign against compensation cuts

24th May 2012

The campaign against Government plans to cut the amount of compensation payable to victims of violent crime has been backed by a teenager who was badly beaten by a group of young girls.

An expert in Criminal Injuries Compensation has welcomed news...

Action urged after hospital blunders lead to delays in cancer treatment

22nd May 2012

A medical negligence expert has called for an improvement in cancer referral monitoring processes after it emerged that hundreds of patients with suspected cancer may have missed out on urgent treatment.

Jacqui Hayat, head of the London medical negligence  department at Fentons Solicitors LLP,...

Wait goes on for industrial disease victims' compensation

18th May 2012

A specialist industrial disease lawyer has called for greater urgency to redress the fact that victims of asbestos-related illnesses are still dying without compensation - two years after the Government finished consulting on plans to set up an insurance fund to help...

Latest figures highlight “postcode lottery” for elderly and disabled care

17th May 2012

New figures obtained under Freedom of Information requests have served to highlight inadequacies in the state care funding system, according to a specialist spinal injuries lawyer.

Jonathan Fogerty , an associate with Fentons Solicitors LLP and also Chair of the Board of Trustees...

Human rights expert welcomes proposals for victims of terrorism compensation

16th May 2012

Proposals by the UN to grant anyone seriously injured or maimed by acts of terrorism around the world automatic legal rights to compensation have been welcomed.

Mark McGhee , an expert in Human Rights law with Fentons Solicitors LLP, was speaking as the...

Child abuse expert welcomes Vatican investigation into paedophile priests

11th May 2012

An expert in handling cases on behalf of abuse victims has welcomed news that The Vatican is investigating seven priests for the alleged sexual abuse of minors.

Mark Hatzer, a partner and joint head of the Victims of Abuse department at Fentons...

New drug driving law should stop "reckless few gambling with lives of others"

8th May 2012

A road safety expert has welcomed news that drug driving in England, Scotland and Wales will become a specific offence under new laws expected to be announced this week.

In a move personally backed by David Cameron – who met the family...

Dorset man exposed to asbestos urgently seeks help

4th May 2012

A Dorset man who developed an asbestos-related lung condition as a result of work he did more than 20 years ago has appealed to former colleagues to come forward and help in his fight for justice.

Francis Charles, 73, suffers from Diffuse...

Prescription mistakes could affect one in six patients

2nd May 2012

A new report claims that as many as one in six patients could be affected by errors on prescriptions issued by their GP.

A General Medical Council study based on more than 6,000 prescriptions issued concluded that GPs were making too many...

Man offered just £1,500 to settle work injury claim receives £27,000

30th April 2012

A man who was offered £1,500 by his employer’s insurers after he was injured at work has received £27,000 in an out of court settlement after seeking specialist legal advice.

The injured workman had been part of a two-man crew carrying out...

Workplace safety improvements demanded on Workers' Memorial Day

27th April 2012

Events, demonstrations and vigils will be held the world over tomorrow (28 April) to mark Workers’ Memorial Day and honour those who have lost their lives through their work.

Bridget Collier, head of the Industrial Disease  department at Fentons Solicitors LLP, said the international...

BBC investigation underlines need for improved care home inspections

25th April 2012

An expert in human rights law has said the BBC’s Panorama programme – which obtained damning hidden footage from a North London care home – has emphasised the importance of monitoring UK care home standards.

Mark McGhee , an expert in cases involving...