‘Tis the Season to be Jolly……’

The Christmas season is normally a favourite time of the year for many families. However, for some, it may also be the worst time and certainly not one to look forward to. Amongst us are those who appear to be in a happy family unit and indeed a happy marriage and yet, behind closed doors, […]

What is ‘Medical Negligence’?

Countless people are treated by doctors, nurses, dentists and other medical professionals on a daily basis. Fortunately, the standard of healthcare in the UK is generally excellent and we can trust our medical professionals to provide good quality treatment. It is the case, however, that things can go wrong and the outcome may not be […]

Largest Maternity Scandal in NHS History

An NHS hospital trust where clinical malpractice has been linked to the deaths or brain damage of at least 92 babies is facing fresh negligence claims. The independent review into Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust began in 2017 after the local coroner and several bereaved families raised concerns about the number of avoidable deaths. […]

Bonfires may spark compensation claims, warns local solicitor

A Leamington solicitor is warning organisers of Bonfire Night parties that they could face damages claims if anyone is injured. Claire Kirwan, head of the personal injury department at Leamington law firm Blythe Liggins, said there were potential legal implications of such accidents happening, as party hosts are legally responsible for injuries caused by sub-standard […]

Wrongful Births

‘Wrongful birth’ is a legal term used by the courts to describe the situation where a child is born but, had it not been for medical negligence, they would not have been born. This can include claims where a failed sterilisation or vasectomy leads to an unwanted pregnancy or where a child is born with […]

Delay in Diagnosing Secondary Breast Cancer

A recent survey has indicated that one in four patients with secondary breast cancer had to visit their GP three or more times before they received a diagnosis. Breast Cancer Now have said that there need to be more awareness that the disease can spread to other parts of the body and the worrying perception […]

The Notification of Death Regulations 2019

The Notification of Deaths Regulations 2019 came into force on 1 October 2019. The new Regulations place a duty on registered medical practitioners to notify the Coroner of a death if one or more of the circumstances set out in Regulation 3(1) apply. Until now, there was no clear statutory duty on doctors to report […]

Singh on Song with 14 Wicket Haul

Warwick’s Jorjeet Singh is celebrating a double triumph after his happy haul of 14 wickets in three matches pushed his side to the brink of the league title and earned him the Courier’s Player of the Month award for August. The 33 year old, slow left arm bowler began his remarkable run with an impressive […]

Young Kenilworth Cricket Star Wins Courier Award

An incredible run of form has seen young star George Baines crowned the Courier’s June cricketer of the month. George, 14, has starred with the bat for his side Kenilworth Cricket Club over the past few weeks, racking up hundreds of runs as the club battles to steer clear of the lower reaches of the […]

Donna goes to great lengths to support Myton Hospices

An intrepid Leamington solicitor went to great lengths to raise thousands of pounds for The Myton Hospices, by walking part of the Great Wall of China. Donna Bothamley, who is head of wills and probate at Leamington law firm Blythe Liggins Solicitors, got to see parts of the wall that few people will ever be […]