Clinical Negligence | 22nd January 2019

The Importance of Mental Health Checks Prior to Cosmetic Surgery...

A BBC report this weekend highlighted the welcome news that Superdrug is to introduce tougher mental health check prior to performing cosmetic procedures on individuals...

Gerard Sanders

Partner, Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence
Clinical Negligence | 12th January 2019

Has the demise of Legal Aid put justice out of...

Medical negligence (or clinical negligence as it's known) can be utterly devastating, not just for the victim, but for the family too. At a time...

Mark Wisby

Associate, Clinical Negligence
Clinical Negligence | 9th March 2018

Fixed recoverable costs in clinical negligence cases

After many months of debate, the government is aiming to cap the costs which lawyers recover in clinical negligence cases. The current indication is that...

Gerard Sanders

Partner, Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence

Stacking the Deck – Again! Further cost obstacles for claimants

In June this year my blog “Justice for All?” looked at how changes to the costs rules since April 2013 had benefitted Defendants at the...

Isabel Bathurst

Associate, Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence
Clinical Negligence | 5th January 2018

Hart Brown secures a six-figure settlement in clinical negligence case.

The court has now approved the settlement on a long running case in our specialist clinical negligence team involving a number of highly experienced specialists....

Isabel Bathurst

Associate, Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence
Clinical Negligence | 6th December 2017

Bereavement damages incompatible with ECHR

The Court of Appeal has recently recognised that cohabitees as well as married couples (widow/widower) and civil partners have a right to bereavement damages (Smith...

Isabel Bathurst

Associate, Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence
Clinical Negligence | 3rd August 2017

Radical reform of costs in clinical negligence cases…well not quite,...

Lord Justice Jackson has just published his report on fixed recoverable costs (FRC) and it is anticipated that at some stage in future FRC will...

Isabel Bathurst

Associate, Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence
Clinical Negligence, Personal Injury | 28th February 2017

Shock horror! Justice for claimants after all

Congratulations to the Lord Chancellor, Elizabeth Truss, for (a) doing the right thing and (b) for leaving many claimants’ lawyers stunned. Today (27.02.17), the Lord...

Isabel Bathurst

Associate, Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence

Playing Games with Peoples’ Lives

Is it any wonder that many people view statements by politicians with scepticism? “Say one thing and do the other” syndrome is alive and well...

Isabel Bathurst

Associate, Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence

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