Changes to fixed fees in Clinical Negligence

Changes to Fixed Fees in Clinical Negligence

The government has proposed a new scheme to the changes of fixed fees in Clinical Negligence to allow claimants and defendants to achieve faster resolutions in lower value clinical negligence claims. This is for claims valued up to and including £25,000. This would only limit the amount of legal…


An introduction to Litigation

An introduction to Litigation

Hazel, a solicitor in our Dispute Resolution department gives an introduction to Litigation and some of the things our Dispute Resolution team can help you with in our latest video. Watch our new Youtube video today;    | Introduction to Litigation Within the video, Hazel answers: What is…


if someone sues you

What to do if someone sues you

We often write about how to start different types of claims. But how about if you receive a letter before action, or are served with court papers? It can feel very stressful and sometimes overwhelming. In our experience, it is important to act quickly and to be organised. So, what should you do if…


limitation in medical negligence

How long do I have to make my medical negligence claim?

Limitation in medical negligence | What is limitation? Limitation is the date by which you are required to issue your claim at the Court. This means that you must present a claim form to the Court with the correct issue fee. Your claim form will set out the details of your claim. Once the Court…


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Clinical negligence jargon-buster

Clinical negligence can be a minefield of complicated terminology. We’re here to make it all make more sense so have put together a glossary of terms that you might come across in a clinical negligence claim. | Clinical negligence This is also referred to as medical negligence or medical…


court fee increase

Government proposals to increase court fees

In March 2021, the Ministry of Justice started a consultation on raising various court fees by 8%. If the proposals are approved, this will be the first court fee increase for five years. At the same time, they are considering changing the threshold for receiving help with court fees. This could…


medical negligence damages

Medical negligence damages: what can I claim for?

| Assessing medical negligence damages There are many different types of medical negligence cases.  Each claim will have a different outcome. One of the first things we do in assessing medical negligence damages (or ‘compensation’) for our clients is to work out how much their case is…


medical negligence compensation

Medical negligence compensation: Assessing the damages

While the NHS provides an excellent service, unfortunately sometimes things still do go wrong. Misdiagnosis of medical problems or incorrect treatment can lead to complications and can even prove to be fatal. In some instances it is difficult to prove that your ill health is as a result of the…


Paying for litigation cases

Litigation can often be an expensive and lengthy process. People are often not aware that paying for litigation costs out of your own pocket is not your only option. A fundamental principle to be aware of in litigation is that ‘the loser pays the winners costs’. This means that should you be…