Tinsley and the Aftermath for Statutory Care Funding

The Court of Appeal case of Tinsley v Manchester City Council & Ors [2017] EWCA Civ 1704 will always be of particular interest to me because I was involved from drafting the initial complaint against Manchester City Council, right through to the Appeal hearing before the Master of the Rolls. For those of you who […]

abuse claim

Price Slater Gawne supports letter to Justice Secretary David Gauke

Child sexual abuse and exploitation is on the increase – all over the U.K. Reports of child sexual abuse and exploitation are high profile in the UK. Over 54,000 sexual offences were recorded against children in 2015/16. High numbers of victims who have not disclosed their abuse need to be added to this as well. […]

£4,400 for the psychological trauma of a witness to violence.

D was seriously assaulted by strangers one night as he and his girlfriend E made their way home now night. E was there throughout the attack, trying to stop it from happening. She witnessed all of it. She called the police and ambulance. She stayed with D,   trying to look after him while they waited […]

Injured at a Music Festival

Injured at Music Festival

When H was injured in a large crowd at a music festival he was taken off to the paramedics for treatment and then to hospital. He had deep cuts to the back of his head where missiles had hit him. Months later he still had significant scars on the back of his head. Because he […]

Head injury

Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre Hospitals NHS Trust This was an extremely complex case on behalf of a young man who suffered multiple injuries, including serious head injury, in a road traffic accident. He was admitted firstly to hospital and then to a rehabilitation centre where it was alleged that, due to poor physiotherapy and management […]

Delay in diagnosing brain tumour

GPs and Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust This was a complex clinical negligence claim in which the Claimant sought damages from her former GPs and from the Hospital in relation to alleged delays in referring her to hospital with signs and symptoms which were eventually diagnosed as a brain tumour. The Claimant’s allegations spanned […]

Retinopathy of prematurity

Manchester Strategic Health Authority In this case we represented a girl who was 14 years old at settlement. She was a premature twin who has cerebral palsy, learning difficulties and retinopathy of prematurity, a serious eye condition which can affect premature babies and render them blind, as was the case here. Some records and evidence […]

GP failure to diagnose meningitis

This was an extremely complex and challenging case. The circumstances were that at 18 months old our client contracted meningitis. As a result of a delay in referral to hospital by his GP he suffered hearing loss, a significant speech and language disorder and a range of cognitive impairments most significantly causing memory problems. The […]

Cerebral Palsy

Re A This was a cerebral palsy claim brought on behalf of a young man who was aged 16 years at the date of final settlement. Our client had a mild dyskinetic cerebral palsy which it was alleged had been caused by a 7-minute delay in delivery. He was fully and independently mobile and was […]

Negligent use of IVC filter

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust The Claimant, who had a history of hyper-coagulation syndrome to include PE’s and DVT’s, developed breast cancer and required a lumpectomy. An IVC filter was advised and placed prior to the lumpectomy to protect the Claimant against injury from clots because her anticoagulants had to be stopped for the […]