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Buyer beware: Why you should choose your clinical negligence solicitor carefully

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Choosing a clinical negligence solicitor

As you may or may not be already aware, there has recently been an overhaul of funding particularly in relation to personal injury and clinical negligence claims. This was following the review by Lord Jackson. This has arguably created further risks which you should be aware when looking for a solicitor to deal with your medical negligence claim.

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Tax Avoidance Schemes are the latest saga to hit the headlines

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Tax avoidance Schemes

Thousands of companies could be at risk of prosecution from HMRC for engaging in tax avoidance schemes which could amount to hefty fines imposed and serious repercussions.

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Professional Negligence Claims in 2014

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Professional negligence claims

As the year draws to a close Nicola Cutler looks back on the year’s key cases in Professional Negligence.

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Buyer Beware – what type of survey do you require?

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This blogs looks at a case study where the type of survey a buyer had carried out on her home had serious consequences when considering a claim for negligence against her surveyors.

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Understanding your Professional Negligence Claim

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Often clients are confused about their professional negligence claim. Hopefully this blog will shed some light on the 3 most common areas of confusion.

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Negligent Solicitors Escape Liability!

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The case that I am reporting on today does not provide good news for potential Claimants. In the case of Xenakis & Corke v Birkett Long LLP, the Claimants (Mr Xenakis and Mr Corke) opened a restaurant together and formed a company called Blue & Ginger for the purpose. They also had another restaurant which they operated through Mr Xenakis’ family company which was called Pink & Lily.

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Clinical Negligence: Protecting your Entitlement to Benefits

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Entitlement to benefits

Your solicitor’s duty in clinical negligence does not end at the point they obtain compensation for you. They also have a duty to ensure your compensation does not jeopardise your entitlement to benefits.

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Compensation in a Clinical Negligence Claim

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When a Claimant has suffered an injury as a result of negligent medical treatment, it is unfortunately often the case that they experience on-going symptoms even after their claim has settled and therefore may not have received adequate compensation.

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The Importance of Funding Arrangements

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Funding arrangements money

This blog looks at the importance of funding arrangements and keeping you, the client, informed. It also explores a recent case study in the context of personal injury that establishes this point and the consequences as a result.

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Surveyor negligence claims when the company’s gone bust

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Can you sue your surveyor if the company they worked for has become insolvent?

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Solicitors admit “blunder” on super yacht purchase but pay minimal damages

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A firm of solicitors who admitted negligence in advising a client on the purchase of £3.5 million yacht get away with paying only minimal damages to their client.

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The Jackson rules and the Mitchell breach: the pitfalls in civil litigation

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‘Jackson reforms’ introduced a number of significant changes to the way law firms conduct civil litigation. With these changes come increased risks to clients.

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