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18 May 2020 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Statutory bereavement award increased from 1 May 2020

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Earlier this month, the statutory bereavement award in England & Wales was increased. This blog explains about the change in the bereavement award and when the award is payable to those bringing a claim.

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3 April 2020 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

What is the effect of Coronavirus on ongoing inquests and coroner’s investigations

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Coronavirus is having a major impact on nearly all aspects of our lives. But what if you were already due to have an inquest hearing to find out how a loved one died? What do you do if you were awaiting information from the coroner just before the outbreak?

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17 March 2020 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

The story of Sands: in conversation with Bel Mooney

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Sarah White from our Medical Negligence team speaks to the co-founder and patron of Sands, a charity dedicated to supporting people who have experienced neonatal loss or stillbirth.

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13 March 2020 0 Comments Posted in Opinion

Recent reports highlight continuing tragedy of prison deaths

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Following the latest statistics on prison deaths in England, Ali Cloak considers the alarming findings and explores the inequality of funding for families in prison inquests.

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4 March 2020 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

What you need to know about East Kent Hospitals NHS Trust

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You may have seen a lot about East Kent Hospitals NHS Trust in the news, but what actually happened and what is the Government aiming to do about it? Lucy Crawford explains.

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10 December 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion, PI Tech

How is technology changing how post mortems are performed?

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As part of her work considering all aspects of inquest law, Ali Cloak, considers the increasing use of post-mortem imaging to determine a cause of death as an alternative to an invasive surgical autopsy.

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21 November 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

What you need to know about the clinical lead jailed for withholding evidence

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Becky Randel reviews what a recent prosecution, following the failure of a witness to attend an inquest, means for witnesses in the future.

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11 October 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Baby loss, stillbirths and the inquest process: information for parents and families

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When a family experiences the loss of a baby, it can be difficult to know where to go to get answers. Here, Ali Cloak from our inquests team helps you understand the process.

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10 October 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

World Mental Health Day: Supporting mental wellbeing through the inquest process

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Today, 10 October, is World Mental Health Day. It is an opportunity to talk about our own mental health and to raise awareness of mental health issues as well as strategies to protect our mental wellbeing. This World Mental Health Day, we want to draw awareness to the damage that sudden bereavement and the inquest process can have on a person’s mental health.

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9 October 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Baby Loss Awareness Week – four things you should know

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Baby Loss Awareness Week takes place from 9 to 15 October every year and aims to raise awareness of key issues that affect people who have lost babies in the UK, hopefully helping to break the silence regarding infant loss which is not talked about as much as it should be.

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10 September 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

What you need to know this World Suicide Prevention Day

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Our inquest specialist, Ali Cloak, works with families who have sadly been bereaved by suicide and helps them through the inquest process that looks at how their loved one came to take their own life. Here, on World Suicide Prevention Day, she considers the recent statistics released about increased suicide rates in the UK and Ireland.

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21 August 2019 0 Comments Posted in Factsheets, Medical Negligence

Inquest factsheet

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