Pattinson & Brewer will walk in the London legal walk

4 May 2016 By admin
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Elderly people need support to stay living independently Families need help who are living in terrible housing conditions Men and women who are working for less than minimum wage need legal help People who have been unfairly dismissed or who are discriminated against at work need support People who suffer disability or illness and their […]

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I was a junior doctor – if we want a genuinely 7 day a week NHS, we need more of them.

2 March 2016 By admin
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Junior doctors, even the government concedes, are the backbone of the NHS. They comprise a significant proportion of the workforce of the NHS and already provide medical cover for patients 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. They are a diverse group. At one end of the scale are the newly qualified doctors in […]

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The Trade Union Bill – an attempt by the Tories to entrench themselves in power

11 February 2016 By admin
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You might think that 18th Century British politics is not an obvious starting point for an analysis of the current Tory Government’s Trade Union Bill. Here’s why I think it is. David Cameron and George Osborne have taken inspiration from the Whig Supremacy the period 1715 – 1760 when the Whigs took total control of […]

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Lord Justice Jackson’s Lecture : Fixed thinking?

3 February 2016 By Marcus Wetherby
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I read Lord Justice Jackson’s Lecture note from 28th January hoping to find the voice of an independent judiciary dispassionately appraising the case for and against fixed costs and making recommendations. I was however disappointed. Not just because I disagree with him, but also because he has not employed the measured reasoning and discipline of […]

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What will be the impact of the Government introducing fixed costs for medical claims worth up to £100,000?

19 January 2016 By Linda Levison
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The Conservative Government is proposing to impose a fixed costs regime for all medical claims worth up to £100,000. This has been announced without any proper consultation or analysis of the likely effects on injured patients. Such a move will inevitably lead to a situation where Defendants are encouraged to deny allegations of negligence, leaving […]

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Is it ethical to sue the National Health Service?

6 January 2016 By Marcus Wetherby
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The National Health Service (NHS) was created out of the ideal that a good standard of healthcare should be freely available to all, regardless of wealth. When the then Minister of Health, Aneurin Bevan launched the NHS it was based on three core principles: That it meet the needs of everyone That it be free […]

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