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How can the cost of medical negligence claims be reduced while still providing compensation to victims? We are frequently contacted by people who have been the victim of medical negligence but are in two minds about making a legal claim. Their uncertainty is often caused by anxiety about pursuing a case against a medical practitioner they have trusted, the fear of legal costs or the length of time a medical negligence claim might take. However, in addition to these concerns people are increasingly aware from media...

The annual Slee Blackwell Charity Croquet Challenge returns on 27 July 2017. This year the event is in aid of Age UK Somerset, who do such wonderful work for older people in our local community. Our hosts, as ever, are the impressive Taunton Deane Croquet Club, whose members will be on hand to give coaching tips to those who are new to wielding a mallet. Taunton's Greenslade Taylor Hunt will be returning to retain the trophy for a third consecutive year. A BBQ will be...

Abuse lawyer, Liz Duncan, examines the links between sexual abuse and mental health, explaining that compensation from a legal claim can be used to enable the survivor to access specialist therapy and counselling to aid their recovery The Mental Health Foundation is reporting that nearly two thirds of us will experience mental health problems at some time, with only 13% of the population living with high levels of good mental health. Mental health issues are a particular concern for the survivors of sexual abuse....

A Section 21 Notice under the 1988 Housing Act is served on a tenant where the Landlord requires possession at the end of a fixed term of an Assured Shorthold tenancy. Whilst a landlord does not have to provide reasons as to why he/she would like to regain possession of the property, the procedures of the section 21 Notice require that: Landlords must give two months' notice; The notice cannot be served within the first 4 months of a tenancy. Prior to 01...

Lee Dawkins looks at the rise of the Claims Management Company and explains why you should always use a solicitor What is a Claims Management Company? The Claims Management Company, or CMC, is a relatively recent phenomenon. They  arrived on the scene when solicitors were first permitted to deal with personal injury claims on a No Win - No Fee basis. CMCs are now big business. They have gradually edged solicitors aside and account for the lion's share of the personal injury claim market. They...

Former England rugby star, Neil Back, is to be the guest of honour at ManTrak, a charity event sponsored by Slee Blackwell Solicitors. ManTrak, is a men-only sponsored walk along the Tarka Trail in aid of North Devon Hospice on Saturday March 19th. Neil Back, who was a member of England's Rugby World Cup winning team in 2003, will be joining in the walk which finishes with a pasty, a pint and England's final game in the Six Nations Championship on the...