Author: Lanyon Bowdler

Victims of clinical negligence – Cuts vs Access to Justice

Victims of clinical negligence – Cuts vs Access to Justice

Victims of clinical negligence When a person becomes the victim of clinical negligence their life as they know it can change irrevocably.  The new challenges they must face can be daunting and costs in...

Prest v Petrodel Resources Ltd & Ors 2013 – The Veil of Incorporation

Prest v Petrodel Resources Ltd & Ors 2013 – The Veil of Incorporation

For over 100 years it has been a fundamental principle of corporate law that a company is a separate legal entity, distinct and separate from its shareholders. As a separate legal entity, a company...

Mid Staffs NHS Trust scandal and increasing medical negligence claims

Mid Staffs NHS Trust scandal and increasing medical negligence claims

Following publication of the final inquiry of Robert Francis QC on the failings in the Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust between 2005 and 2009, it is fair to say public response is one of shock...

Equality Act 2010 Does Cover Victimisation After Employment

Equality Act 2010 Does Cover Victimisation After Employment

Bethan Jones, a solicitor in the Lanyon Bowdler employment department summarises this recent case: The Equality Act 2010, which came into force on 1 October 2010, combined and re-stated the previous legislation governing discrimination....

Social media means types of crimes are changing

Social media means types of crimes are changing

‘The crimes they are a-changing’ as Bob Dylan might say! Stephen Scully a criminal solicitor with Lanyon Bowdler says: “Over the past few years, largely due to the increase in social media, the types of offences...

Driving under the Influence of Drugs to become a Criminal Offence

Driving under the Influence of Drugs to become a Criminal Offence

Drug driving is set to become a criminal offence punishable by up to six months imprisonment, under a new law to be unveiled later this week. The Government is acting to change the current...

Care Home Fees – Time is Running Out to Register Claims

Care Home Fees – Time is Running Out to Register Claims

Unknown to many, the Department of Health has set a deadline for families seeking to claim repayment of care home fees, where it is felt that they were wrongly charged.  The cut off date...

Can I Claim for a Road Traffic Accident in Europe?

Can I Claim for a Road Traffic Accident in Europe?

Experience personal injury solicitor Gayle Kinsey with Lanyon Bowdler sums up this interesting case: Earlier this month, I nearly became the first lawyer in the country (and possibly in Europe) to test out a piece of...

Pleasing Decision at Agricultural Property Relief Tribunal

Pleasing Decision at Agricultural Property Relief Tribunal

Lucy Regan is a an assistant solicitor in the private client team based at our offices in Shrewsbury. Lucy says: “We have in the past been presented with situations where a downsizing farmer has moved...

Concerns over Metal on Metal Hip Replacements

Concerns over Metal on Metal Hip Replacements

There has been much in the media recently regarding the growing concerns in the safety of metal on metal hip replacements, and the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) are launching an investigation...

Dangerous & Illegal Dogs Remain a Problem

Dangerous & Illegal Dogs Remain a Problem

A personal Injury specialist with Lanyon Bowdler; Karen Clarke looks at the subject of dangerous dogs which is featuring heavily in the news at the moment, she identifies that there is a continuing problem of...

Recreational Drugs and the Driver – New Laws On the Way

Recreational Drugs and the Driver – New Laws On the Way

Criminal solicitor Stephen Scully says: “Reports released in the press today suggest that the government is recruiting a panel of scientists to look into drug-driving limits to try and make it easier to secure convictions....

Reforms to the Planning Act

Reforms to the Planning Act

Rebecca Whittaker – a solicitor with Lanyon Bowdler who specialises in Planning Law has prepared the following post: The Localism Act received Royal Assent on 15 November 2011 and is coming into force in stages.  One...

Issues Surrounding those Suffering from Acquired Brain Injury

Issues Surrounding those Suffering from Acquired Brain Injury

As a Solicitor specialising in clinical negligence claims, Paula Nash frequently works with children and young people who have an acquired brain injury.  In layman’s terms, an acquired brain injury (ABI) is brain damage...

A Duty of Candour?

A Duty of Candour?

Paula Nash, partner and head of the clinical negligence team at Lanyon Bowdler reports “On Monday 7 November 2011, the House of Lords debated an amendment to the Health and Social Care bill to...

The True Effect of Legal Aid Cuts

The True Effect of Legal Aid Cuts

Family law soliitor Lisa Grimmett takes a look at the true impact of the proposed legal aid cuts. “It is high time the consequences of the legal aid cuts are brought to light. The government aims...

Government’s U Turn on Cohabitation Legislation is a Disappointment for Family Lawyers

Government’s U Turn on Cohabitation Legislation is a Disappointment for Family Lawyers

Peter Flint – senior partner and family law practitioner with Lanyon Bowdler looks at this recent ‘U’ turn. “I think it will have come as a surprise (and also a disappointment) to Family Law...

Court Clerk Pleads Guilty Under Bribery Act

Court Clerk Pleads Guilty Under Bribery Act

Following on from employment seminars hosted by Lanyon Bowder earlier this year, both Stephen Scully and Richard Murrall promised to update delegates on any successful prosecutions under the new Bribery Act, which came into...

Bribery Act 2010 – Employers Should Take Action

Bribery Act 2010 – Employers Should Take Action

On 1 July 2011 the Bribery Act 2010 came into force. The Act extends the crime of bribery to cover all private sector transactions, as previously only bribery involving public officials and agents were...

Loss of Legal Aid for Clinical Negligence Clients

Loss of Legal Aid for Clinical Negligence Clients

Lucy Small, experienced clinical negligence solicitor with Lanyon Bowdler explains: “As highlighted by the recent Tonight Programme on ITV (Thursday 8 September), there is much concern about the Governments proposals to remove Legal Aid...