A Rise in Medical Negligence Claims Due to Longer NHS Waiting Times Warns the National Audit Office

A knock on effect of the increase in NHS waiting times may be the increase in medical negligence claims. The National Audit Office published the “NHS Waiting Times for Elective and Cancer Treatment” https://www.nao.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/NHS-waiting-times-for-elective-and-cancer-treatment.pdf which documented that the waiting times nearly doubled between March 2013 and November 2018, growing from 2.7 million to 4.2 million. Read More …

Misdiagnosis of Cancer Claims and Failure to Diagnose Cancer Claims

It was recently reported in the media that more than 500 patients have received compensation from the NHS since 2014 for failing to spot cancer in patients. Misdiagnosis of cancer claims has cost the NHS £46.9 million in compensation and it is alleged that misdiagnosis of cancer cases occur as often as three times a Read More …

Each Baby Counts: Update

“Each Baby Counts” is the Royal College of Obstetrician and Gynaecologist’s (“RCOG”) national quality improvement programme to reduce the number of babies who die (stillbirth or neonatal death) or are left severely disabled as a result of incidents occurring during labour (see earlier blog and https://www.rcog.org.uk/eachbabycounts for more information). The salient points from the report Read More …

Jonathan Abrams Comments in World IP Review

https://www.worldipreview.com/news/watch-out-swatch-sues-samsung-in-new-york-17568 Article From World Intellectual Property Review: Swatch sues Samsung in New York Swiss company Swatch Group has accused Samsung Electronics and its American subsidiary of infringing its trademark on designs for downloadable smartwatch faces. In the complaint, filed on Friday, February 22, in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York, Read More …

Happy 2019!

Happy 2019! 2018 was a busy and successful year for Gregory Abrams Davidson Solicitors. Having started out as a partnership, we came a corporate entity, proudly transitioning from an LLP to a Limited Company. We expanded our Corporate & Commercial teams, both contentious and transactional work in our Central London office and in Liverpool. We Read More …

‘Care Home Slammed Not Safe’

  It has come to light that the Care Home Sutton Grange is to be closed Inspectors from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) said that Sutton Grange care home, run by the Barchester group, “was not safe” as they saw “a number of incidents that placed people at risk of harm”. Do you know any Read More …

The Cost of a “Facebook” Libel

An interesting case in this week’s news about a woman who accused her ex-husband of “trying to kill her” on Facebook, who lost both a High Court libel case in 2016 and more recently, an appeal against that verdict, has been left with a legal bill estimated to be £200,000. The story of Nicola Stocker Read More …

Christian Louboutin’s Trademark Journey Continues – World IP Review

Corporate Partner, Jonathan Abrams was quoted in the World IP Review today about the ongoing Christian Louboutin Trade Mark case. Here is the article (link can be found below): Louboutin’s trademark journey continues On Tuesday, WIPR reported that the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) began hearing arguments over whether Christian Louboutin can Read More …

QUALCOMM V BROADCOM – THE VALUE OF IP ASSETS

The media has been scattered recently with reports surrounding the unsolicited bid of $103 billion for Qualcomm Inc, made by Broadcom Ltd. The companies are competitors in the mobile device chipmaking industry; manufacturing and supplying these components to international computer and telecommunication companies. There is substantial scrutiny around the prospective takeover as, should the offer Read More …

NO MORE EMPLOYMENT TRIBUNAL FEES – UPDATE

Following on from our previous update in relation to the landmark Unison case and the Supreme Court ruling that employment tribunal fees are unlawful, we thought it would be useful to update you on the current position. Following the ruling, the Presidents of the Employment Tribunals issued a Case Management Order staying (i.e. placing on Read More …