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15 Jul, 2013, 10:34 BST Coroner Finds Systemic Failings Led to Mental Health Patient's Death

The family of a man who died whilst under the care of a specialist mental health hospital has called for a Public Inquiry after a fresh inquest heard ...


02 Jul, 2013, 18:14 BST Fentons Welcomes Law Society's Campaign to Tackle Insurers

A new campaign to ensure innocent injured victims are not "mugged" by insurers has been welcomed by leading personal injury specialists Fentons...


20 Jun, 2013, 13:57 BST Stark Warning Over Child Locks After Serious Injury to Toddler

Motorists are being warned to ensure their passenger door child locks are activated, after a young boy suffered horrific injuries when he climbed out ...


14 Jun, 2013, 20:26 BST Lorry Driver Injured in Fatal Collision Left with PTSD

A lorry driver who developed post-traumatic stress disorder after being involved in a fatal collision has received £220,000 in an out of court...


11 Jun, 2013, 14:05 BST Motorcyclist in £3 Million Settlement After Collision Leads to Double Amputation

A young motorcyclist who had his leg and the lower half of his arm amputated after he was hit by a drunk driver, has settled his motorbike accident...


31 May, 2013, 09:54 BST "No Excuse" for Weekend Increase in Surgery Death Rates

A shocking report has shown that patients who undergo surgery at the end of the week are 44 per cent more likely to die than those who have an...


23 May, 2013, 16:32 BST How Legal Reforms Will Affect Motorcyclists Injured on the Road

In a recent article published in Essex Local Biker, Deborah Johnson, partner and head of the Serious and Fatal Incidents team at Fentons, discussed...


17 May, 2013, 07:00 BST Mesothelioma Bill Will Help Thousands - But Thousands More Are Left Out

The new Mesothelioma Bill announced in the Queen's Speech to Parliament this week will lead to thousands of industrial disease victims finally...


09 May, 2013, 15:26 BST Student Left With Severed Tendon After Holiday Injury Receives Damages

A young man who suffered a horrific injury within hours of arriving at his holiday destination has finally won his five year battle for compensation...


03 May, 2013, 15:16 BST Specialist Lawyer Blames Budgets and Numbers for Disparity in Maternity Care

A specialist in legal cases involving maternity issues, birth injuries and infant deaths has said many of the problems identified in a new report...


29 Apr, 2013, 18:48 BST Volvo Cars Tests of Flywheel Technology Confirm Fuel Savings of up to 25 Per Cent

Volvo Car Group has completed extensive testing of kinetic flywheel technology on public roads - and the results confirm that this is a light,...


25 Apr, 2013, 19:10 BST Workers' Memorial Day "More Important Than Ever"

An increase in the number of victims of industrial disease and workplace accidents has underlined the importance of Workers' Memorial Day, the annual ...


17 Apr, 2013, 12:01 BST Devastated Family Release Statement Following Crash Verdict

Following the verdict at Newport (Isle of Wight) Crown Court on Monday, 15 April 2013, which saw the man who killed their 10-year-old daughter, Evey, ...


12 Apr, 2013, 19:33 BST New CQC Report Highlights "Lack of Understanding" of Liberty Safeguards and Mental Capacity Act

A new report by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has highlighted the worrying variation in how local authorities apply Deprivation of Liberty...


05 Apr, 2013, 13:37 BST New CQC Report Highlights "Lack of Understanding" of Liberty Safeguards and Mental Capacity Act

A new report by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has highlighted the worrying variation in how local authorities apply Deprivation of Liberty...


04 Apr, 2013, 18:41 BST Carpenter Receives £300,000 After Developing Mesothelioma

A Kent man who developed a painful lung cancer after he was exposed to asbestos through his work in the 1980s and '90s has received £300,000 in an...


21 Mar, 2013, 13:22 GMT "Confusing Evidence" Not Reported in Media Upsets Family of Tragic Biker

Following the conclusion of the inquest at Greater Manchester West Coroner's Court in Bolton into the deaths of Ryan Smith and Leah Davies, the...


14 Mar, 2013, 18:43 GMT Plans to Force Accident Victims Into Court "Will Penalise Injured People"

Government proposals to force thousands of injured motorists into small claims court will jeopardise victims' access to fair and appropriate...


07 Mar, 2013, 09:00 GMT Woman Traumatised by House Fire Receives £100,000 Compensation

A woman who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder after escaping from her burning London flat has received more than £100,000 in compensation....


07 Mar, 2013, 09:00 GMT Family Members Unwittingly put at Risk From Asbestos Exposure

An industrial disease expert has warned how family members of workers might have been unwittingly exposed to deadly asbestos by their loved ones...


28 Feb, 2013, 18:47 GMT Coroner Records Open Verdict in Soldier's Death

Following a three-day inquest in Crook, County Durham, into the death of Lance Corporal David Wilson in December 2008, the Coroner Mr Andrew Tweddle...


22 Feb, 2013, 14:33 GMT BBC Investigation into M&S Asbestos "Shocking - but not Surprising"

A BBC investigation has claimed that high street giant Marks & Spencer was warned that its customers and staff may have been put at risk from...


14 Feb, 2013, 13:24 GMT Legal Costs Must Not Be Cut at the Expense of Access to Justice

Karl Tonks, a partner with Fentons Personal Injury Solicitors LLP and president of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), has told his...


31 Jan, 2013, 11:57 GMT Family of Mesothelioma Victim Appeal to Former Colleagues

The family of a Fulham man who died from cancer after he was exposed to asbestos through his work in the 1960s and 70s have appealed to his former...


24 Jan, 2013, 14:03 GMT Coroner Cites "Individual and Systemic Failings" at Norwich Crash Inquest

An inquest in Norwich has heard how a young woman involved in a road accident collision might have lived if emergency services had acted sooner to...