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PI firms warned off medical cases

Leading clinical negligence lawyers have warned of the risks arising from growing numbers of personal injury practitioners moving into their sector. Legal consultancy Zebra last week reported a tenfold increase in enquiries about setting up or expanding medical negligence cases since the beginning of the year. The majority of those contacts came from personal injury

Are negligence claims placing an increased ‘burdening NHS’?

The Medical Defence Union is concerned that medical negligence settlements worth billions of pounds are putting an “unsustainable” burden on the NHS. The organisation responsible for insuring doctors says the value of settlements has soared in the recent past and that liabilities, which had reached £16.7 billion by 2011, are being increasingly driven up. MDU

Divorce law needs to be clearer

Judges and couples should be told what they are aiming to achieve with any financial settlement after a divorce, the body that recommends law reform has said. The law in England and Wales is unclear and treats a family court judge like a bus driver who has been told how to drive and told that