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Category Archives: Personal Injury

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 spending and has overspent its budget by approximately £2.45bn in the financial year to March... Read the rest of this entry →

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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 is also a Resolution Advanced Accredited Specialist with a focus on domestic abuse and advanced... Read the rest of this entry →

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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 clinical trial of a drug trial went wrong in France. This isn’t the first case... Read the rest of this entry →

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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 in me and not letting my clients or my employers down. What is the best... Read the rest of this entry →

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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 the battlefield.  Very little about the condition was understood and it was thought to be... Read the rest of this entry →

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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 always worth contacting us as soon as possible to start your claim.  An important exception... Read the rest of this entry →

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Ashi Arora: What You Need To Do If You’re Injured Whilst Travelling On A Plane

Plane travel has now become second nature to many of us.  Gone are the days when travelling by plane was a rarity.  Now it has been likened to catching a bus.  What happens if you are injured on a plane? Luckily if you are travelling between two different countries then you can usually rely upon... Read the rest of this entry →

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Kate Oldfield Discusses Accidents on Holiday

We all look forward to our summer holidays.  It is a time when traditionally we all let our hair down.  Sadly we can often throw caution to the wind and place ourselves in risky situations that we would not do at home.  Alternatively, accidents can – and do – happen and these can be even... Read the rest of this entry →

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Kate Oldfield Chats Fashion & Dressing Down with Solicitors Journal

Kate Oldfield – our managing partner – is often called upon to comment on issues surrounding the firm and her specialist areas of Medical Negligence and Personal Injury. However, her latest interview is more of the sartorial kind as she spoke to the Dressed Down Friday column in Solicitors Journal about embracing style over fashion... Read the rest of this entry →

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Edward Moss Discusses the Government’s Scheme to Sell Medical Data

The government has recently launched an initiative that will allow companies to purchase to individuals’ private medical data. The government with gather individual GP and hospital records and create a medical database covering the entire population. This database, which is called Care.Data, will be controlled by a new NHS department. This was originally due to... Read the rest of this entry →

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