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Make sure Halloween doesn't turn into a nightmare!

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Despite the horrors of the Pandemic it seems children and their parents may still be blowing blow the cobwebs off their costumes this Halloween ready to threaten unimaginable horrors if not rewarded with chocolate and sweets, so it is time to perhaps think...

Time and tide (and the MOD) wait for no man

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The Personal Injury department at Roythornes is renowned for successfully handling claims brought against the MOD, and so we are often contacted by both serving and retired members of HM Forces. The enquiries are usually about a possible claim...

Update: Bereavement damages

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Bereavement damages have been in the spotlight again following the recent decision of the Court of Appeal in the case of Smith v Secretary of State for Justice. Bereavement awards in England and Wales are provided for under the Fatal Accidents Act 1976. The...

Trick or treat: could you be liable this Halloween?

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As children and their parents blow the cobwebs off their costumes this Halloween ready to threaten unimaginable horrors if not rewarded with chocolate and sweets, it is time to perhaps think about hidden booby traps. Whether you see this...

"Drug errors in England cause appalling levels of harm and deaths"

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So says the Health Secretary, Mr Jeremy Hunt, following new data compiled by researchers drawn from Manchester, Sheffield and York universities. It is further reported that GPs, pharmacists, hospitals and care homes may be making 237 million errors a year...

Product Liability Claims

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The electrical manufacturer Whirlpool has again been in the news following a parliamentary report which claims that it has provided an “inadequate” response to defective tumble driers produced and sold over a period of more than 10 years. It is...

Bereavement Damages

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Bereavement damages have been in the spotlight again following the recent decision of the Court of Appeal in the case of Smith v Secretary of State for Justice. Bereavement awards in England and Wales are provided for under the Fatal Accidents Act 1976. The...

Ministry of Justice 'set aside' whiplash reforms

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Yesterday, The Times newspaper reported that whiplash reforms, proposed in the Autumn Statement last year, have been set aside. While insurers are frustrated by the decision, campaigners have welcomed the news. What are the reforms? The Government wish...