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 . 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. […]Read more
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  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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more