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Richard Biggs

Smart motorways: Lawyer calls for improved safety as BBC Panorama investigation uncovers technology concerns

Smart motorways have emerged as a modern solution to alleviate congestion and enhance traffic flow on Britain’s road network.  Smart...

Nicola Ashton

Irwin Mitchell’s fund-raising for disabled children's charity Newlife

As a medical negligence solicitor at Irwin Mitchell, I've built up an excellent relationship with Newlife The Charity for Disabled...

Richard Biggs

Limb loss and limb difference: Serious injury lawyer explores rehabilitation provision for amputees with key charities

April is Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month and, as a serious injury lawyer, I had the privilege to record a podcast with Emma...

Amanda Marsh

Military lawyers welcome Government response to Armed Forces Compensation Scheme Quinquennial Review and positive changes that will help claimants

In July 2023 the Quinquennial Review (QQR) was published following the review of the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS) to ensure...

Alice Hall

Establishing mental capacity to manage litigation in personal injury claims

Mental capacity refers to an individual’s ability to understand information and make decisions.  We all make decisions every day,...

Tony Roberts

Prosecution for failing to protect workers highlights the dangers asbestos still poses 25 years after its ban in the UK

Two company directors of a Hampshire-based company have been prosecuted at Southampton Crown Court for failing to protect workers from...

Catherine Slattery

Why the NHS' Recall Framework is vital to improving patient safety

It is now almost two years since NHS England published the National Quality Board Recall Framework.  The purpose of the framework is to...

Laura Daly

Ian Paterson Inquiry Update: A step in the right direction but much left to do to protect private healthcare patients

I work in clinical negligence. What this means is that when patients instruct me, I investigate the treatment that doctors have provided,...

Catherine Slattery

NHS or private healthcare? Medical negligence lawyers examine the issue following BBC Panorama investigation

Specialist medical negligence Solicitors Samuel Hill and Catherine Slattery at Irwin Mitchell have assisted BBC Panorama with its...

Gemma Eason

New legal rights allowing families to visit people in care homes, hospitals and hospices to come into effect

As of the 6 April, 2024, service providers which carry out regulated activities will be required to facilitate visits for service users...

Lucy Poulson

Serious injury lawyer explores dangers of dazzling headlights after government announces it will launch review

Driving at night presents a unique set of challenges. Reduced visibility, potential fatigue, and the absence of natural light make...