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Category Archives: Personal Injury

Kate Oldfield – managing partner and head of Personal Injury – looks at Health and Safety at Work: Burdensome Regulations or Good Business Sense?

Many of us are overwhelmed by the plethora of Health and Safety Regulations. In addition, scepticism is heightened when we read articles where teachers are terrified to organise school outings and swimming pool managers are banning back stroke for “health …

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Edward Moss – solicitor in our Personal Injury team – asks: Have You Been Ill Whilst On A Package Holiday?

Have you been ill whilst on a package holiday?  If so, British law may be able to help. If you have booked a package holiday and you become ill whilst abroad then you may be able to rely upon the …

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Edward Moss – solicitor in our Personal Injury team – discusses Dog Bite Claims

Official statistics show that over the course of the last 10 years, hospital admissions following attacks by dogs have increased by 76%.  Man’s best friend is quickly becoming a nuisance! Many now question whether enough is being done to protect …

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Kate Oldfield – managing partner and head of Personal Injury – discusses Fraudulent Personal Injury Claims

FRAUDULENT CLAIMANTS BEWARE Earlier this year the Supreme Court handed down judgment in the case of Zurich -v- Hayward.  This is an important decision of principle for personal injury cases in which fraud has been alleged. Facts In June 1998 …

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Edward Moss – solicitor – discusses the pressures on the NHS

Recent press coverage has again showed that the NHS is struggling to cope with the pressures currently being placed upon it. Despite the NHS’s budget being ring-fenced from spending cuts, NHS Trusts in England has been unable to control its …

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Davis Blank Furniss announces new partner, promotions & NQ appointment

We are delighted to announce that Anita Shepherd has been promoted to partner in our Family team. Anita joined the firm in 2012 and works out of the Manchester and Glossop offices. She handles all aspects of family law and …

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Kate Oldfield – managing partner and head of Clinical Negligence – discusses the worrying history of clinical drug trials

In recent years, several clinical trials have not been successful and have had devastating effects upon the volunteers taking part.  We heard just last month that one person had been left brain dead, and five others were hospitalised, after a …

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PI TEAM SPOTLIGHT: Jackie Miller

What does your role at Davis Blank Furniss involve? Ensuring clients are adequately compensated for injuries received through no fault of their own. What is the best thing about your job? Knowing I am helping people, building up their trust …

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Kate Oldfield Discusses Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

The symptoms of PTSD have been around for a very long time.  Sadly, it has not always been taken seriously. During World War I it was referred to as shell shock or traumatic neurosis and even linked to cowardice in …

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Edward Moss – trainee solicitor – Answers Some of the Most Common PI Questions.

How long do I have to bring a claim if I have suffered an accident that wasn’t my fault? The usual rule is that claims must be brought within three years of the accident. There are some exceptions but it …

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