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  • 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
  • Progressing Claims in a time of Coronavirus July 1, 2020 Posted in: News - As lockdown begins to be lifted,  everyone wonders what will be the new “normal” and the same applies to the legal system and clinical negligence claims. We are pleased to say that it is now possible  for all procedural aspects of claim up to an including a Trial can be completed, but with some slight… Continue Reading
  • Second Opinions – how to get them June 1, 2020 Posted in: News, Views - A lot of what Doctors and lawyers tell you is their opinion and not necessarily factual.  As professionals we need to exercise our judgment based on our experience.  Often what we say is not what you want to hear, but it is our job to tell it as we see it. So, for example your… Continue Reading
  • Hospital tells unsuspecting parents we may have caused brain damage to your baby during birth! May 7, 2020 Posted in: News, Views - Since 1 April 2017 all NHS Trusts have been required to report to NHS Resolution, the body which has responsibility for managing clinical negligence claims against Trusts, of any incidents of babies born at term (from 37 weeks) with a potentially severe brain injury diagnosed in the first 7 days of life following labour.  These… Continue Reading