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19 December 2016 1 Comment Posted in News

Royds Withy King welcomes official investigation into NHS £56 billion budget for compensation claims

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The National Audit Office (NAO) have announced their intention to scrutinise why the NHS allocated £56 billion last year to fight clinical negligence claims – almost half their annual budget and twice the amount that was allocated last year.

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9 November 2016 0 Comments Posted in Uncategorized

A simple guide to the Royds Withy King chat room

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There may be some subjects that you do not wish to discuss in public. For times when you want a little privacy, you can use the forum’s private chat function.

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17 October 2016 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, News

Royds Withy King responds to news of birth injuries compensation scheme

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Medical negligence specialists at Royds Withy King have cautiously welcomed today’s announcement of a new Government birth injuries compensation scheme, but warn that adequate care costs will need to be covered and valuable lessons learned, if it is to stand …

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18 February 2016 0 Comments Posted in News, News, Events & Opinion

Independent legal system needed to hold the NHS to account

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Law firm Withy King has repeated its concerns about the Government’s proposed reforms to the way medical negligence cases are funded after it was revealed that over 1,000 serious mistakes, known as ‘never events’, were made by NHS England over …

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11 December 2015 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Cases involving consent to medical treatment

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This blog considers: what is an acceptable amount of information for a doctor to give a patient before obtaining their consent to medical intervention and how a recent medical negligence case will have an impact on the approach of the medical profession to gaining patient consent.

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4 November 2015 1 Comment Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Proposed fixed costs for clinical negligence claims: is it still about clients?

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You may be aware of the recent proposal – to be subject to some form of consultation in the autumn – to have fixed costs for clinical negligence claims of a value possibly up to £250,000. The plan is to reduce the cost of clinical negligence claims to the NHS – but what are the wider implications of this proposal?

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Withy King to speak at Scope Family Information Day

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The disability charity Scope is holding a family information day for Peterborough parents and carers of disabled children. The event has been organised in response to Scope frequently receiving questions from parents who wish to safeguard their children’s future by …

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18 November 2014 0 Comments Posted in Videos, Withy King Insights

Royds Withy King Insights: Erb’s palsy

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Erb’s Palsy, also known as Brachial Plexus Paralysis is a condition which caused by trauma at birth. In our latest Royds Withy King Insights video, see medical negligence partner and Erb’s expert, Paul Rumley, give more detail about how it’s …

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16 October 2014 0 Comments Posted in News

Withy King sponsors Scope Family Information Day

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Withy King is proud to sponsor a family information day for Essex parents and carers of children with disabilities and special educational needs help by the disability charity Scope.

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18 June 2014 0 Comments Posted in News

Withy King to support disability charity’s work

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Law firm Withy King is supporting Scope’s outreach work with families of disabled children in Central and Eastern England. Withy King has announced that it is supporting the vital work of Scope Regional Response worker, Delia Baylie. Her role includes …

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19 October 2012 0 Comments Posted in News

Withy King partner named finalist in prestigious legal awards

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The outstanding achievements of Paul Rumley, partner in Withy King’s Clinical Negligence team in Swindon, have been recognised by the judges of the most prestigious awards in the legal calendar. Paul Rumley was a finalist in the ‘Solicitor of the …

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3 May 2012 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies

Family of woman who died due to negligence receives a payout

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The death of a loved one is always tragic, and no amount of money can compensate for their absence. All money can do is make a difference to their families, which was the result achieved by our Clinical Negligence team in this case.

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