News and Views

We like to pass on our news, views on national news and information on our cases.
  • AvMA Annual Clinical Negligence Conference 2022 April 8, 2022 Posted in: News - Two of our Partners attended the Annual Clinical Negligence Conference which took place in March at The Royal Armouries in Leeds. It is hosted by the charity, Action Against Medical Accidents known as AvMA. The 2 day conference is an opportunity for Solicitors and Barristers who specialise in Medical Negligence law to attend talks given… Continue Reading
  • Success rates when you sue the NHS – 2021 update January 5, 2022 Posted in: News - “Comment is free, but facts are sacred” CP Scott 1921. Each year the NHS publishes its figures on the number of claims it has against it and how many it pays out on.  These paint a picture quite different from the give-a-way comments we sometimes read in the press or hear on the news.  The… Continue Reading
  • What to do if you’re not happy with treatment from your GP September 6, 2021 Posted in: News, Views - When people are not happy with the treatment being provided by their GP, they often contact us for advice.  If the treatment appears to have caused an injury, we look to see if we can get compensation for these injuries by bringing a claim for clinical negligence.  However, prevention is better than cure and we… Continue Reading
  • So farewell then Legal Aid June 1, 2021 Posted in: News, Views - When we started this Firm in 1992, over 95% of the claims we handled had the benefit of Legal Aid.  The remaining 5% were private paying clients.  Back then there weren’t any ‘no win no fee’ agreements (CFA’s) – they didn’t come in until 1998. Slowly and over time, successive Governments have reduced the eligibility… Continue Reading
  • Accreditation with Law Society and AvMA April 1, 2021 Posted in: News - For many years, Hilton Armstrong’s experience in handling clinical negligence claims has been recognised by accreditation with The Law Society and AvMA. We are very pleased that Joanne Davies has now also been accredited by the Law Society and is now a member of their Clinical Negligence Accreditation.  This accreditation is a recognised quality standard… Continue Reading
  • Charity Bike Ride – C2C2C February 1, 2021 Posted in: News - I have been meaning to do something ‘worthwhile’ for charity other than donate, which to date it’s all I have done. So, a dozen cyclists from Cleveland Wheelers decided to do the C2C2C (East coast to West and back) on the shortest day or thereabouts, to raise funds for a bowel cancer charity.   It’s about… Continue Reading
  • Public support for Clinical Negligence Claims during Covid-19 January 4, 2021 Posted in: News, Views - At the beginning of the outbreak of Covid-19 there were calls by some medical defence organisations for doctors not to face liability for negligence occurring during the pandemic.  This approach has been adopted by some States in the USA however it has not garnered much endorsement and in response to this, the Association of Personal… Continue Reading
  • Awards for Armstrong Foulkes! November 5, 2020 Posted in: News - I am delighted to say that despite a very difficult year for everyone in the UK our staff and solicitors have worked tirelessly to progress current client’s claims and to advise new clients as they approach us. The quality of our advice and service has been recognised again by both clients and others we work… Continue Reading
  • NHS Resolution Annual Report – costs of clinical negligence claims down for 2019/20 October 2, 2020 Posted in: News, Views - NHS Resolution, the body responsible for managing claims on behalf of hospital Trusts and now GP practices, released their Annual Report in July for the period 2019/20.  The figures have not been widely reported so despite what we are often told by the press, you may be interested to learn that the total cost of… Continue Reading
  • Success Rates when you sue the NHS – 2020 update October 2, 2020 Posted in: News, Views - The latest NHS Annual Report provides some interesting facts that don’t always make it into the mainstream media.  For example: The number of claims made in 2020 was just over 11,000 and virtually identical to the previous year and down from a high of 12,000 in 2013. About 60% of claims made result in the… Continue Reading