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  • 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
  • Another excellent rating for the Firm – Band 1 in Chambers & Partners! March 8, 2018 Posted in: News - I am delighted to announce that following on from our Tier 1 rating in Legal 500 (see article 01/11/2017) we have been again awarded the highest rating (Band 1) for excellence in clinical negligence work in the Teesside area. This rating is given by a prestigious guide to UK Lawyers entitled “Chambers & Partners” where Continue Reading
  • Bereavement Damages – a long overdue change on its way? December 12, 2017 Posted in: News, Views - There is a fixed amount of money that is awarded to certain close relatives when someone dies in an accident.  It applies to medical claims and other accidents when someone else is proved to be at fault.  The sum is fixed by Parliament and is currently £12,980 and is called a ‘bereavement award’.  It is Continue Reading
  • Legal 500 Tier 1 ranking – We’ve done it again!! November 1, 2017 Posted in: News - Armstrong Foulkes has proudly retained its Tier 1 ranking in The Legal 500 2017 database of lawyers and solicitors in the UK.  No other firm specialising or working in clinical negligence in the Teesside area has been awarded this accolade and as specialists in this field we are elated that this has come just after Continue Reading