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Inquiry into the contaminated blood scandal

Posted in General News on 2nd May 2019
Earlier this week, Specters Solicitor Soyab Patel was contacted by BBC DriveTime with Eddie Nestor to comment on the opening of a public inquiry into a blood transfusion scandal from the 1970s and 1980s. Soyab had the following comment on his interview: “I am sure it hasn’t escaped anybody’s attention this week that the public inquiry into what has been called ‘the worst treatment scandal in the history of the NHS’ opened on Tuesday. The inquiry is being led by retired Judge, Sir Brian Langstaff and apparently could last for more than two years. It...

New rule for motorists passing cyclists

Posted in Vulnerable Road Users on 25th Feb 2019
Cycling Accident Solicitor Jan Canter comments on the upcoming law changes that will help to protect one group of Vulnerable Road Users: Cyclists. In March 2019, new legislation will make it illegal for motorists in the UK to drive too close to cyclists when overtaking them on the road. A failure to give a berth of at least 1.5 metres will result in a criminal sanction of a £100 fine, and may also include points on the driver’s license. The Highway Code does already makes it clear that the recommended distance to give a cyclist when passing them...

Supreme Court Ruling Raises NHS Duty of Care...

Posted in General News on 12th Nov 2018
A new ruling in the Supreme Court has confirmed an equal duty of care is expected from clerical staff as medical staff in the Accident and Emergency (A&E) department, following a Claimant suffering long-term brain damage as a result of misleading information. The decision is expected to be the first of many clinical negligence cases where receptionists and administration staff are found to have the same duty of care as doctors and consultants from the time a patient arrives at A&E. How Did the Darnley Case Arise? The Darnley case arose after...
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