01 Apr 2022
Wills & Probate
With the recent changes allowing Wills to be witnessed online using video conferencing platforms, the Private Client sector are seeing an increase in the number of people opting to use this service remotely. Whilst the increased flexibility is viewed as a progressive step, it has raised several challenges that need to be considered in relation to witnessing Wills online. Afonwy Howell-Pryce, an Associate Solicitor in our Wills and Probate team, explains these challenges and provides an insight into the most appropriate solutions.
31 Mar 2022
As the long-awaited final report into maternity services at the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust was published yesterday, Sara Haf Uren, Partner in our Clinical Negligence Team, discusses the review’s distressing findings.
29 Mar 2022
With troubling headlines hitting our news feeds every day about the war in Ukraine, soaring energy prices and average living costs reaching an all-time high, can we expect to see an end to the hikes in house prices anytime soon? Jamie Beese, associate solicitor in our Residential Property team, gives his view on whether the UK property market has reached its peak.
28 Mar 2022
In business today, getting customers to leave you positive online reviews is a valuable commercial currency. Whatever sector you are in, having good online reviews can cement existing business relationships, help to attract new clients and convince others to use your services. Bad reviews, on the other hand, can cause huge reputational damage and ultimately hit your bottom line.
We have caught up with Ben Jenkins, our head of dispute resolution and a specialist in defamation claims, who explains what businesses can do to manage negative online reviews.
25 Mar 2022
This month is Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month, an important time to help raise awareness for the estimated 1,800 children who are diagnosed with cerebral palsy every year. In the UK, there are around 30,000 children living with the condition. Partner in our Clinical Negligence team, Emma Scourfield, explains how important it is to raise awareness for those with the lifelong and life-limiting condition.
24 Mar 2022
As Wales’ legislation banning smacking and slapping children comes into force this week, our head of Children Law at Harding Evans, Siobhan Downes, explains why this change in the law marks a momentous step change for children’s rights.
22 Mar 2022
Following recent comments from the Welsh health minister that, unlike in England, there will be ‘no rush back’ to face-to-face GP consultations in Wales, our head of clinical negligence, Ken Thomas, expresses concerns over the impact this could have on treatment outcomes.
22 Mar 2022
Have you suffered as a result of medical negligence? Keep reading to find out how medical negligence solicitors can help you get the outcome you deserve.
19 Mar 2022
Have you had an injury or accident at work and you’re not sure what to do next? Find out what you should do if you have an accident whilst at work.
17 Mar 2022
Throughout March, people in the UK are being urged to take part in ‘March the Month’, a virtual step challenge to help beat prostate cancer, which currently kills around 11,000 men every year across the UK. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men and often has no symptoms, particularly in the early stages, making it more difficult to detect and diagnose. Danielle Howell, a partner in our clinical negligence team, explains why errors or delays with diagnosis can be such an issue for prostate cancer patients.
14 Mar 2022
We understand that when you have been injured in an accident it can be frightening and stressful, and the idea of making a claim can be daunting. You may also be worried about the financial implications, particularly if your injury is preventing you from working as normal. Victoria Smithyman, a partner in our Personal Injury team, explains how you can claim for loss of earnings as part of your compensation claim.
09 Mar 2022
With the latest research predicting that nearly a third of UK workers will be looking for a new job this year, our head of employment law, Daniel Wilde, explores what business leaders can do to reduce the impact of “The Great Resignation” and protect their organisations from the negative impact of mass staff departures.