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Vaginal mesh ban ‘a retrograde step’, surgeons say

12th December 2017

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists has recently said that banning vaginal mesh implants would remove an important treatment for some women suffering from a prolapse. The recent BBC…

Bereavement damages – Unmarried woman wins legal battle

29th November 2017

Yesterday a woman in Lancashire won her legal battle for better rights for unmarried people who lose their long-term partners. Jakki Smith’s partner of 16 years died in 2011 when an infection was missed by medics, however she was denied bereavement damages.

XX v Whittington Hospital NHS Trust

29th November 2017

There was an interesting clinical negligence case in the legal news recently, where an injured patient negligently lost her fertility and the Judge awarded her damages for the cost of two future surrogacies.

Should vaginal mesh devices be banned?

6th November 2017

The use of vaginal mesh implants has once again become a hot topic within the House of Commons, with a number of MPs calling for an immediate ban on the…

Legal 500 2017

16th October 2017

We are delighted to confirm that Fletchers are again featured in the Legal 500, with our Serious Injury team being highlighted in the 2017 edition.

Declining recruitment and increasing waiting times

9th October 2017

Recent news has seen reports of slower-than-average recruitment of NHS nurses and Trusts failing to meet national A&E waiting time targets, leaving the potential risk of failings in patient care.

RCOG New Guidance on GBS

25th September 2017

RCOG publishes new guidance on managing Group B Strep infection The updated Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists guideline on Group B Strep was published on 13 September 2017.  The…

Consistent weekend for Rumsey

15th August 2017

This year, we are once again proud to support and sponsor British Rallycross driver, Graham Rumsey, as he travels around the country racing in his Citroen Saxo. 

IVF Cuts Devastate Potential New Mothers

10th August 2017

A UK charity believes some areas of England are cutting back on IVF fertility treatment to save money. Hannah Hughes, a lawyer within our medical negligence departments talks about the effects it could have on potential new mothers.

400 Team Members!

27th July 2017

We delighted to announce we have recently appointed our 400th team member! 

Should GPs have NHS indemnity?

24th July 2017

Christian Beadell a senior solicitor in the medical negligence department considers the difficult issue of rising GP indemnity costs.

The UK’s Most Feared Professions

24th July 2017

Brits’ most liked and feared professions revealed Being approachable and accessible when working in a customer-facing role is paramount, however this isn’t always the case as many of us have…

Fletchers Fun Day

27th June 2017

On Saturday we hosted our annual Fletchers Fun Day at the Southport Rugby Club. The day featured an ice cream van, inflatable obstacle course, petting zoo, henna tattoos, face painting and…

Fletchers Joins Group B Strep Support’s Legal Panel

13th June 2017

We’re delighted to announce our partnership with national charity Group B Strep Support, we will be working together to raise a greater awareness of Group B Strep and provide advice and support to families whose babies may have been affected by it.

Investigation into Hospital Errors

24th May 2017

An investigation by the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme which involved freedom of information act request to NHS Trusts, found that over 300,000 adverse incidents had been recorded in a 4 year period.

Life After Injury – Dave Holdsworth

19th May 2017

Over the past three years we have acted on behalf of Dave Holdsworth, who lost his arm in a motorcycle accident. Today, we are delighted to announce that Dave’s case…

Graham Rumsey – British Rallycross 2017

19th May 2017

Last year, Fletchers were proud to support and sponsor British Rallycross driver, Graham Rumsey, in his racing endeavours. Graham and his Citroen Saxo travelled around the country going from strength…

What breaks the Chain of Causation?

9th May 2017

A sad but interesting case was reported recently which provided a very up to date example of the principle of novus actus interveniens (a new intervening act) in action.

Gynaecology: Mesh Claims Pose a Dilemma for Clients and Lawyers

26th April 2017

The recent flurry of media attention surrounding the problems experienced by hundreds of women who have been treated with polypropylene mesh serves to highlight the ongoing dilemma facing claimants and lawyers in how to progress these types of claims.

Waiting Room Woes

25th April 2017

Quarter of Brits’ have waiting room worries Falling ill or having a health concern can be a worrying time but the apprehension can be amplified by fears of seeking professional…

Charlie’s Charity Skydive

11th April 2017

Last year, Charlie Hayward, a trailblazer apprentice at Fletchers, pledged to take part in a charity skydive to raise money for a family friend who had recently required his leg to be amputated.

And the winner (hopefully) is…

17th March 2017

This week we were delighted to learn that we have been shortlisted for two separate awards, Personal Injury Team of the Year at the Solicitors Journal Awards 2017 and Best…

Careers on the Box

8th February 2017

Brits’ favourite TV shows influence career choices With so many different career paths open to us, how do we go about deciding which one to take? Well, our latest research…

The Lawyer – Hot 100 2017!

1st February 2017

We’re delighted to announce our CEO, Ed Fletcher, has been named by The Lawyer in their prestigious Hot 100 UK lawyer list for 2017! Ed beat off stiff competition to be…

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