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 caused by events occurring after birth.
Paula explains “ABI can arise in any number of ways to include physical trauma from an accident or a non traumatic injury such as a stroke, brain…
Added by Lanyon Bowdler on November 30, 2011 — Defero Law
I have just joined deferolaw and would like to introduce myself.
I am the Partnership & Development Manager for www.legaprospects.com. a specialist recruitment job board for the legal profession .
I look forward to hearing from you all on your…Read More
Added by Darren Flynn on November 30, 2011 — Defero Law
A Marketing Plan Guide for Law Firms.
There has been a lot of talk recently about law firms needing to differentiate themselves with the new entrants making…Read More
My first real job as a lawyer was at the Vauxhall Law Centre in Liverpool. In the early 80s this was in one of the most deprived areas in the UK. We took action against public and private landlords for tenants in atrocious living conditions. We took on cases that private law firms could not or would not.
I recall one client who said she wanted advice about her husband's 'infidelity'. I listened with interest as she went on to say that the social said he could work and were…
Added by Steve Cornforth on November 28, 2011 — Defero Law
We in the legal profession, generally, don't like risk. That's why we use non-commital language quite often.
I can't count the amount of times a client has called up and asked a general question about a lease and I've had to respond in a non-commital way. It doesn't help the client to be vague so why do we do it?
The simply answer, for most of us anyway, is our risk compliance procedures. The simple fact is, when we say the wrong thing, we get sued, and when we get sued the…Read More
Anyone claiming Disability Living Allowance (DLA) has their medical condition assessed by ATOS – a private company contracted to the DWP. Their refusal rate is alarming. According to a report in the Guardian complaints are made by some disabled claimants that their centres have no or little disabled access!
Because the internet is a world of extremes, success and failures could literally happen overnight.
The speed by which, you can have web pages listed on first pages of Google could bring immediate and substantial amount of money to your business, literally overnight. The same speed however that leads to this immediate success could cause complete devastation to business owners who find that their reputation has been tarnished almost overnight.
The good news…
Added by Yair Cohen on November 25, 2011 — Defero Law
Having put the cat amongst the pigeons last week, I thought about doing something a little more low key this week, then I thought again.
My blog The End is nigh, for some was meant to make people think, to consider the threat of ABS using Tesco as an example. For some, it worked, they did come out on the defensive, for others they decided to deny it was a problem and to continue…Read More
The Daily Telegraph reported yesterday that “a year-long inquiry into standards of care for the elderly at home has uncovered “appalling” evidence of pensioners being deprived of food and drink, handled roughly, humiliated and even robbed.”
This is another example of the…Read More
How do you choose the best immigration lawyer? Here are a few tips to help you through the process of finding a good immigration solicitor:
Ask your friends or family if they know a good immigration solicitor. It is very probable that at least one person in your network needed an immigration solicitor at one point or another in their life.…Read More
Added by Raluca Tudose on November 24, 2011 — Defero Law
PERSONAL DRAINAGE SEARCHES
For many years we have been providing to our solicitior clients official drainage search reports provided by the the relevant water authorities. As I am sure you all know these reports they can be badly worded , difficult to read and EXPENSIVE among other things. We are able now to offer a PERSONAL DRAINAGE SEARCH for the Anglian and Thames areas at a fraction of the cost, quicker, only two pages with a clear map showing the route of the foul and…Read More
Added by Anne Lucking on November 23, 2011 — Defero Law
Osbornes Solicitors LLP was established in Camden in 1973. The firm has over 65 lawyers and specialise in Family Law, Property Law, Property Litigation, Social Welfare, Wills, Probate & Disputed Estates and Personal Injury. They've just launched a shiny new website so we thought we'd take a look and see if it does the firm and its lawyers justice.
First Impressions – The…Read More
The Alternative Business Structure (ABS) for the legal profession has been dubbed “Tesco Law” due to the possibility of non legal companies providing legal services. ABS’s are intended to give consumers a wider choice of legal services by allowing law firms to take external investment and be owned by non-lawyers for the first time, meaning companies can run their own legal arms.
No one looking at the legal profession over…Read More
Added by Jo Milne on November 22, 2011 — Defero Law
Maria Penny - Associate and Personal Injury Solicitor
It has been reported today that a mother has been left in a coma and given only an 8 per cent chance of survival after applying a home hair dye kit.
As a female I have used home hair…
Added by Ralli on November 22, 2011 — Defero Law
I like the way that ABS' are still dubbed Tesco Law, when it's the Co-op who've entered the market place first.
However, let's not argue about names, the principle is the same, large corporate entities with vast experience in marketing and cross selling are entering into a small market place and the legal profession is up in arms and trying to convince itself that all will be ok, and we'll do fine as long as we stick to quality.
Sorry, but those people are kidding themselves. …Read More
We've already discussed the challenges that the traditional law community faces from the alternative business structures (ABS) in previous blogs, as well as the opportunities the new rules affords to marketers, but how will it impact on those the legislation was primarily passed to benefit: the consumers?
The thinking behind the Legal Services Act (LSA) was very clear, and appears to be built on…Read More
Added by Kerry Quinn on November 20, 2011 — Defero Law
It struck me just yesterday (over a very nice lunch with some female headhunter friends) that of the various partner team moves we have advised on over the last year or so, absolutely none of the teams were led by women partners and only about a third even included women at all.
Why is that? Does it reflect the significantly lower proportion of female than male partners in City firms and particularly in the recently active sectors of funds, capital markets, projects and energy? To…Read More
Added by CM Murray LLP on November 18, 2011 — Defero Law
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 introduce a "duty of candour" – a statutory obligation on all healthcare providers to be open with patients when things go wrong and cause harm.
Added by Lanyon Bowdler on November 17, 2011 — Defero Law
Added by Jo Milne on November 17, 2011 — Defero Law
Worth a read: Key themes and trends from the Law Firms' Survey 2011
In this video, author of PwC’s Law Firms' Survey report David Snell discusses the trends for UK law firms and the challenges ahead in this rapidly changing marketplace.
Added by Caroline Tremlett on November 16, 2011 — Defero Law