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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...

Get to know leading solicitor Jan Canter

Posted in General News on 19th Dec 2018
Jan Canter is a highly respected Solicitor, largely focussing on catastrophic injuries at Specters Solicitors. In this Q&A, discover what led Jan to Specters, his impressive experience and additional interests. What made you want to study law? I’ve always been interested in Law. My dad was a well-known criminal solicitor in Liverpool (and still is). So as not to clash, I decided to specialise in the world of civil litigation. I initially obtained a degree in History though Birmingham University before travelling and living in Israel for a short...

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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