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Five ways to improve your Mental Health

16th May 2019

In support of mental health awareness week, 13-19th May, Medical Negligence Trainee Costs Draftswoman, Sarah McDermott shares her top five suggestions to help improve your mental health. It is important to take…

Work and your mental health, where is the balance?

14th May 2019

In support of mental health awareness week, 13-19th May, Medical Negligence Trainee Costs Draftswoman, Sarah McDermott has written about the challenge many of us face succeeding in the professional world…

Complications of the contraceptive implant

7th May 2019

Written by Millie Kirby, a junior litigation executive in the Medical Negligence department The contraceptive implant is a form of contraception used by thousands of women in the UK. It…

New NHS guidelines for prescribing painkillers

2nd May 2019

New rules on prescribing powerful painkillers are to be brought in for GPs amid a rise in dependence on prescription drugs. One in 11 UK patients are prescribed potentially addictive…

Precautions to take before cosmetic procedures

29th April 2019

Written by Gemma Dixon, Graduate Chartered Legal Executive and Andy Tindall, Litigation Executive While social media has its perks and is now a part of many people’s everyday lives, there…

Stress Awareness Blog: Hitting things head on

11th April 2019

In support of Stress Awareness Month, each day this week we will share a personal experience from one of our team members who communicate how they dealt with, or learnt from, a…

Stress Awareness Blog: Speaking Out

10th April 2019

In support of Stress Awareness Month, each day this week we will share a personal experience from one of our team members who communicate how they dealt with, or learnt from, a…

Stress Awareness Blog: Learning From Mistakes

8th April 2019

In support of Stress Awareness Month, each day this week we will share a personal experience from one of our team members who communicate how they dealt with, or learnt…

Longer waiting times

2nd April 2019

The Law Society Gazette and the Daily Mail has recently published articles in relation to how longer NHS waiting times threaten to increase the number of clinical negligence claims. At…

When will we get cervical screening right?

18th March 2019

By Hannah Ashcroft, solicitor in the Medical Negligence Department at Fletchers Solicitors Cervical screening in England has faced a series of blunders over the last 12-18 months, with the latest…

Increased prescription charges; how to deal with them

12th March 2019

By Jennifer Argent, Medical Negligence Solicitor Last month the government announced that prescription charges will increase to £9.00 from 1st April 2019. The prescription charges continue to increase year on…

Apprentice Interview: Sam Cropper

8th March 2019

Apprenticeship: Level 3 Paralegal The fifth apprenticeship interview of five in this series is with Level 3 Paralegal, Sam Cropper. Q 1. Briefly describe your overall experience of the apprenticeship?…

Apprentice Interview: Ceri Dudley

7th March 2019

Apprenticeship: Chartered Legal Executive The fourth apprenticeship interview of five in this series is with Chartered Legal Executive Apprentice, Ceri Dudley. Q 1. Briefly describe your overall experience of the apprenticeship? My…

Apprentice Interview: Kat Grynda

6th March 2019

Apprenticeship: Paralegal The third apprenticeship interview of five in this series is with Paralegal, Kat Grynda. Q 1. Briefly describe your overall experience of the apprenticeship? My experience with apprenticeship…

Apprentice Interview: Hannah Wilson

5th March 2019

Apprenticeship: Paralegal The second apprenticeship interview of five in this series is with Litigation Executive, Hannah Wilson. Q 1. Briefly describe your overall experience of the apprenticeship? A. I am…

Apprentice Interview: Megann McKay

1st March 2019

Apprenticeship: Level 3 Paralegal The first of five apprentice interviews in this series is with Level 3 Paralegal, Megann McKay. Megann started her apprenticeship last September after being with the…

Forceps negligently used during woman’s first labour

26th February 2019

A 25-year-old woman has received £7,000 after forceps were negligently used and she underwent an unnecessary surgical procedure during labour. The woman, who is from Warwickshire, was admitted to George…

Surgery carried out on wrong part of breast

18th February 2019

A 51 year old woman has been awarded £8,000 due to a medical procedure being carried out on the wrong part of her breast.   The claimant attended Queen Elizabeth…

The Changing Face of Law – The Bellwether Report

4th February 2019

A research paper launched today titled ‘The Bellwether Discussion Paper: The Changing Face of Law’ highlights the concerns of independent law firms around the rise in price-driven client behaviours and…

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