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19 July, 2019

Switching a Clinical Negligence case from legal aid to CFA/ATE insurance

Matthew Best Underwriting Manager for our Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence Team gives his view on the judgment in EPX v Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Trust [2019]. In short this is an unhelpful decision. It is another win for the paying party – as the claimant lost the appeal against the Master’s initial ruling. […]

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9 July, 2019

Having Trouble Recovering an ATE Premium in Cases Involving Minors?

Matthew Best, Underwriting Manager for our Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence team looks at why the latest ruling in Barker v Confiance and others [2019] EWHC 1401 (Ch) could help argue that there should be no issues. A High Court judge has said there is no general rule preventing costs being awarded against children. In […]

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8 July, 2019

Armed and ready for AvMA

The Leeds Royal Armouries Museum was the setting for this year’s AvMA conference and is one of three museums across the UK looking after one of the most important national collections of arms and armour in the world. It was a fitting setting for the event, with all of the respective exhibitors ‘ready for battle’ against […]

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8 July, 2019

Future job losses and a 5-year high in employment tribunals – a ‘perfect storm’ of employment uncertainty ahead?

It was only a few short weeks ago that I was attending the BIBA conference in Manchester and so much has happened since. The UK did not leave the EU, our Prime Minister is standing down, there were the European elections and the rise of the Brexit party. Plus a Conservative party leadership race, with Boris […]

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2 July, 2019

Mediating under the NHS Resolution Scheme

Paul Balen, a consultant at Freeths LLP, is also a Director of Trust Mediation, one of the two providers to the NHS Resolution Mediation Scheme. Below Paul shares his views on mediation for clinical negligence cases, based on actual cases that have been through the process. The impetus to mediate as parties become more familiar […]

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2 July, 2019

APIL Advanced brain/spinal injury conference

By Matthew Best, Underwriting Manager Our Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence Team have been involved in a number of leading claims of this type working with leading serious injury litigators. I attended this event and found the conference to be very useful, both in terms of content and relationship building and let’s not forget the […]

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