28 Feb 2022
Today is Rare Disease Day. Every year, on the last day of February, people across the world come together to raise awareness of the impact of rare diseases on patients across the world, as well as their families and carers. Here, our Software Development Engineer, Luke, explains the impact that living with the rare disease, cutaneous mastocytosis, has on his partner, Lottie.
21 Feb 2022
With care homes now able to welcome back visitors after the restrictions of the pandemic, families across the UK have welcomed the opportunity to be reunited with their elderly relatives after so long. However, an unfortunate trend is emerging with many visiting relatives surprised to find their family members suffering from preventable pressure sores. Debra King, a Senior Associate in our Clinical Negligence team, explains why this is such an important issue.
18 Feb 2022
A bereaved family from Rhondda Cynon Taff has called for increased urgency in making improvements at Ysbyty Cwm Cynon, following the death of their elderly mother exactly two years ago today (17 February 2022).
17 Feb 2022
Many of us are used to seeing less money than expected when we check our bank balance but what happens when there are significantly more funds than you are expecting to see because a payment has been made by mistake?
A shocking clerical error at Northern Powergrid made the news this week, as several customers were accidentally sent cheques for trillions of pounds as compensation for the power outage caused by Storm Arwen last November. William Watkins, associate solicitor in our Dispute Resolution team, investigates your legal rights and obligations if you ever find yourself on the receiving end of an accidental windfall.
17 Feb 2022
Wills & Probate
A Lasting Power of Attorney is a legal document that can raise a lot of questions. This handy guide will help to answer some of these questions!
17 Feb 2022
Medical misdiagnosis is the most common medical negligence compensation claim in the United Kingdom. Read on to find out more about these claims.
10 Feb 2022
This week is Children’s Mental Health Week. With a staggering 1 in 6 children and young people now having a diagnosable mental health problem, it has never been more important to focus on our children’s mental wellbeing.
08 Feb 2022
Family & Matrimonial
2022 will be a historic year in family law with England and Wales’ new ‘No-Fault Divorce’ law coming into effect this spring. Described by the Law Society as “bringing UK divorce law into the 21st century,” the new law is being welcomed as a huge step forward and yet many people do not know what the changes will mean. Senior associate in our Family Law department, Leah Thomas, explains why this development represents such a huge landmark for separating couples, and looks ahead to other changes we can expect to see introduced in family law this year.
07 Feb 2022
This week is National Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week, the UK’s annual week dedicated to bringing together organisations and communities to call for the silence around sexual abuse and violence to be broken. Head of our Care department here at Harding Evans, Siobhan Downes, explains why it’s so important to join the thousands across the UK saying #itsnotok, particularly when the violence either directly or indirectly affects children.
04 Feb 2022
Today is World Cancer Day. With the effects of the pandemic still having a lasting impact on our health, it is vital to do all we can to be aware of the symptoms to help prevent even more harm and added stress. Senior Associate in our Clinical Negligence department, Debra King, explains how important it is to recognise the early symptoms and get the medical help you need.
01 Feb 2022
Wills & Probate
As delays with getting Deputies appointed for people who have lost their mental capacity reach record levels, Hannah Thomas from our Wills & Probate team explains why getting a Lasting Power of Attorney sorted for you or a loved one while you still have your mental faculties, is more crucial than ever.