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  • 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
  • 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