Q&A with Ian Kay, Partner and Solicitor in our Personal Injury Department

Question: Which of your offices deal with personal injury and what areas of personal injury do you cover? Answer: Whilst our personal injury department is based in our Garston and Liverpool City Centre offices, we are able to take personal injury instructions from any of our other locations. Over the last four decades we have served the Read More …

Russell Hobbs Iron Recall

Russell Hobbs have recently recalled a number of steam irons as a result of concerns over their safety and the possibility of injury . Under the Consumer Protection Act 1987 anybody who suffers injury as a result of a defective product can make a compensation claim against the manufacturer. A product is considered defective if Read More …

Campaign for Safer Births

I recently came across “Campaign for Safer Births” an organisation set up by two mothers in memory of their sons, Louie and Harry, both of whom died as a result of negligence during labour. The Campaign’s mission is to improve NHS Maternity Services in order to reduce the avoidable deaths and injuries of babies and Read More …

Primodos

Lisa Lunt, Partner and Head of Clinical Negligence, has appeared on BBC North West Tonight this week, following growing calls for a Public Inquiry into the drug, Primodos. Primodos, a hormone pregnancy test, was first made available in the UK in 1959. It was prescribed by GPs across England and was taken by 1.5 million Read More …

Tripping accidents

Local authorities are principally responsible for the maintenance and repair of highways and carriageways ( pavements and roads) and if a person is injured in a fall involving a defect in a pavement or road then a claim for compensation can be made. Some pavements and roads are not the responsibility of the local authority Read More …

Doctors Warn Metal on Metal Hip Resurfacing Operations Have High Failure Rate

Hip resurfacing operations have an “unacceptably high” failure rate in women, and should no longer be offered to female patients according to a recent article published in The Lancet. A team from Bristol University studied the National Joint Registry data to determine the number of hip resurfacing operations that failed within seven years compared to Read More …

Gregory Abrams Davidson supports the call for greater regulatory control of medical devices

Thousands of Britons who have undergone hip replacements are threatened with severe health problems after it was discovered that some patients had been fitted with potentially damaging metal on metal hip replacement devices. According to data published in the National Joint Registry around 31,171 stemmed metal on metal hip replacements  have been fitted in England Read More …

Ministry of Justice Propose Ban on Referral Fees

The Government announced last week it’s intention to ban referral fees in personal injury matters. This is seen as part of the Government’s tough stance on tackling what it describes as “compensation culture”. Fees are often paid by solicitors to claims management companies or insurers, in turn for a referred personal injury case. These fees Read More …

Health and Safety Laws Backed by Government

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) last week welcomed the Government’s move to for an end to the “epidemic of excuses” wrongly citing health and safety. Defending the UK’s health and safety laws, Employment Minister Chris Grayling was critical of the tactic of using health and safety as an excuse for unpopular decisions. The Read More …

Department of Transport Road Casualty Figures

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) have reported that for the first time since records began, the number of deaths per year on British roads has fallen below 2,000. They credit the reduction to a strong road safety strategy. The Department for Transport figures show 1,857 people died in road accidents during Read More …