News

  • Small change in the discount rate still favours the Claimant September 2, 2019 Posted in: News, Views - The discount rate is a percentage that is applied in claims where an injured person receives compensation now but this is to cover losses that they are expected to incur the future.  There is accelerated receipt of the money and the court therefore assumes that the injured person will invest their compensation and earn interest Continue Reading
  • The First 100 Years Project – a History of Women in Law August 1, 2019 Posted in: News, Views - I recently had the pleasure of hearing about this project in a talk to a packed conference from an inspiring lady Dana Denis-Smith, creator of the project. She explained that the hope is this endeavour will record in both writing and a video library the experiences of women in the legal profession since they were Continue Reading
  • Government now picking up the tab for GP errors July 9, 2019 Posted in: News, Views - Historically, GPs and any staff in general practice, including nurses, needed to arrange their own personal indemnity cover with a medical defence organisation in order to indemnify them in claims against them for medical negligence.  This would be in a similar way to you or I arranging insurance cover against loss or damage caused by Continue Reading
  • Success Rates when you sue the NHS June 3, 2019 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 2018 was just over 10,000, down from 12,000 in 2013. Only 54% of claims made result in the payment of compensation. 40% of successful claims are worth under £25,000. Continue Reading
  • Best Medical Claims Law Firm – Northern UK & Leading Specialist in Clinical Negligence Law 2019 May 1, 2019 Posted in: News - I am delighted to announce that we have achieved another award recognising our achievements and specialism in Clinical Negligence in the North East of England. Armstrong Foulkes LLP were successful in being named the “Best Medical Claims Law Firm - Northern UK & Leading Specialist in Clinical Negligence Law 2019” in the inaugural SME Legal Continue Reading
  • 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