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 […]

Strep-B Clinical Trial to help prevent harm to newborn babies

Group-B Strep is the most common cause of life-threatening infection in newborn babies and yet it can often be prevented by giving IV antibiotics to women during labour. This can reduce the risk to the baby by up to 90%. Research has shown that the current approach of identifying pregnant women with ‘risk factors’ is […]

The Rotary Club of Kenilworth Two Castles 10km Run 2019

Sunday’s 37th Two Castles Run took place in ideal conditions for competitors with the temperatures cool. The race, organised by Kenilworth Rotary Club and Leamington Cycling and Athletics Club, and sponsored by Blythe Liggins, had a full entry of 4,000 and again provided Kenilworth with its biggest annual sporting spectacle; living up to its well-established […]

Top Wicket Taker – Josh bowled over to win cricketer of the month

Sixteen wickets in four matches has seen a young Warwick seamer crowned the Courier’s first cricketer of the month for the 2019 season. Josh Osborne, 24, is part of a Warwick CC bowling attack which has seen the club bag back-to-back promotions over the past two seasons and his rich vein of form now sees […]