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  • Lexcel Award – excellence in Legal Practice Management and Client Care April 1, 2019 Posted in: News - We are delighted to announce that following re-assessment in February 2019 our firm were awarded again the Lexcel Award for meeting a high quality of standards in practice management and client care. The Award is made by the Law Society of England & Wales if a firm can demonstrate excellence in the ways they manage Continue Reading
  • The Legal 500 UK 2019 awards February 6, 2019 Posted in: News - We were delighted to have been shortlisted for this prestigious national award.  We didn’t win it but managed to get down to the final 8 firms in the country! The category we were in was: Insurance: Individual: outside of London of the year - Hilton Armstrong According to Legal 500 “Over many months of thorough Continue Reading
  • Favourable changes in claims for surrogacy January 11, 2019 Posted in: News, Views - As a firm we have previously acted for clients who have lost the ability to conceive and carry a child naturally as a result of medical negligence.  Until very recently our hands have been tied as to what our clients could claim for.  We have been able to recover as compensation the costs of IVF Continue Reading
  • CHRISTMAS CLOSING DATES December 10, 2018 Posted in: News - Please note that the office will close for Christmas at 11am on Friday 21 December 2018 and re-open at 9am on Wednesday 2 January 2019.
  • Top rankings again for Armstrong Foulkes LLP! December 6, 2018 Posted in: News - We are delighted that once again, we have received the top ranking in 2 prestigious guides to UK solicitors; Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500.  These rankings, which we have held for many years, are reviewed each year following interviews from clients and legal professionals with whom we work. We are the only firm Continue Reading
  • Hospitals are responsible for the advice given by receptionists! – Darnley v Croydon Health Services NHS Trust November 1, 2018 Posted in: News - The Supreme Court have this month ruled that incorrect information on waiting times at A&E given by a  receptionist at the Mayday Hospital, Croydon resulting in permanent brain damage could be considered negligent. The Court decided that it justified an award of compensation in the same way as incorrect doctor’s advice or treatment would. Mr Continue Reading
  • Changes to requests for copy medical records August 3, 2018 Posted in: News - As a patient, you have a right to see and obtain copies of your medical records (see our previous post https://armstrongfoulkes.co.uk/your-rights-to-access-medical-records/). However, with the introduction of GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018, the rules surrounding such a request for copy records have changed. Data Protection Act 2018 Under the new rules, a patient still Continue Reading
  • Accreditation by the Foundation for Infant Loss July 6, 2018 Posted in: News - As solicitors specialising in Medical Negligence claims we are regularly approached by parents who are contacting us as a result of the loss of their child before, during and after their birth as a result of suspected negligence treatment. We know that despite our knowledge of the events and experience in these claims we can Continue Reading
  • General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) June 1, 2018 Posted in: News, Views - To run a case Lawyers collect and process a lot of information on clients including some personal data e.g. date of birth, email address, national insurance number, passport or driving licence number etc.  We also share this data with others e.g. experts we instruct, the Barrister on the case, the Defendants solicitors etc.  We have Continue Reading
  • The problems for and with Junior Doctors May 8, 2018 Posted in: News, Views - The title “Junior doctor” can relate to someone just out of medical school or someone who is as much as 5 years out of medical school. In many hospitals across the UK you will find very junior doctors covering hospitals, particularly at night, with very little support however the responsibility for clinical decisions will still Continue Reading