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Post on 16 Oct 2014
The delayed Musgrove Park Hospital report into failed cataract procedures has now been made available. The Trust had initially shown reluctance to release the report publicly, choosing instead to only release it to the affected patients. The report has since come into the public domain. Hopefully...
Medical Negligence
Post on 15 Oct 2014
A report into the failings of private healthcare provider Vanguard, contracted to carry out cataract operations at Musgrove Park, has been released to affected patients but not made public. On BBC Points West, health journalist Matthew Hill explained that patients had been warned that they could be...
Medical Negligence
Post on 15 Oct 2014
Laurence Vick, head of Clinical Negligence at Michelmores Solicitors Musgrove Park had assured patients, when these problems arose in May of this year, that a full review would be undertaken with Vanguard to establish the cause of these failures. We learned today that the report has been released...
Medical Negligence
Post on 14 Oct 2014
If you have a building that is subject to the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) because it contains standby boilers or generators, then you may now be able to drop out of the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme − potentially saving you thousands of pounds! On 8 October 2014 the Environment Agency...
Real Estate
Pre-Nuptial Agreements - Family Law Solicitors
Post on 14 Oct 2014
Pre-nuptial agreements "This house believes that nuptial agreements provide an opportunity for sound financial planning and are not a bullies' charter." On 6 October 2014 The Honourable Mr Justice Baker, Family Division Liaison Judge for the Western Circuit, chaired a highly topical debate on...
Family Law
Post on 13 Oct 2014
Award-winning law firm Michelmores has been named "Regional Firm of the Year" for its national and international work in the technology, media and telecoms sector, by the Legal 500.  The technology, media and communications (TMC) team at Michelmores is led by Partner, Rehman Noormohamed, who was...
Michelmores
Post on 13 Oct 2014
From 6 April 2014 the landlord's right of distress against his tenant to recover arrears of rent has been abolished. In its place is the new statutory regime known as CRAR.  Here are some basic facts that landlords and tenants should now be aware of:- CRAR is only available to landlords of written...
Real Estate
Post on 13 Oct 2014
When squatters arrive on land this can often give rise to real anxiety as to how to deal with the issue. Certified Bailiff  It is possible to use a certified and experienced bailiff to serve a common law notice on the squatters requiring them to leave the land within 24 hours of service.  If the...
Real Estate
Post on 13 Oct 2014
With the start of the academic year schools once again face a raft of changes across a range of areas. Set out below are some key changes that schools should be aware of. SEN Reform As we have previously highlighted, the special educational needs (SEN) reforms contained in the Children and Families...
Education
Renewable energy and Inheritance tax solicitors
Post on 10 Oct 2014
The current economic climate, linked to various Government incentives, is making landowners consider whether to enter into a renewable energy scheme to maximise returns.  Most landowners are linking up with developers, and will usually consider the direct tax implications, such as income tax and...
Energy & Renewables

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