Sadly, another NEVER Event in the NHS

26th May 2016

A Pembrokeshire cancer patient died from an allergic reaction to penicillin administered in error by hospital staff, an inquest has heard. Philippa Gillespie, 59, was admitted to Withybush Hospital, Haverfordwest, on 8 January 2014 with symptoms relating to her terminal lung cancer. She was prescribed Augmentin, despite her penicillin allergy listed on her notes, and […]

Driving without Insurance in the course of employment

25th May 2016

Question: My son works at a local butcher shop at weekends. Occasionally he drives the company van carrying out deliveries to hotels and restaurants. He understood that he was insured to drive the van as the shop manager asks him to use the company vehicle. He was stopped by police whilst on delivery and asked […]

Police Helicopter Sex Films

19th May 2016

Five men have appeared in Court accused of misusing the camera on a Police helicopter to film people who were naked or having sex. Two serving Police Officers, a retired Police Officer, a current Pilot and a retired Pilot were charged following a South Yorkshire Police investigation. The men face various charges of misconduct in […]

Missing School for a Holiday

16th May 2016

There has been an interesting development in respect of the criminal offence of failing to secure the attendance of children at school. Jon Platt was originally issued a fixed penalty by the Isle of Wight council for taking his daughter out of school for a family holiday. He refused to pay and the matter was […]

Dementia Awareness Week 2016

12th May 2016

Dementia Awareness Week The week 15-21 May 2016 marks Dementia Awareness Week.  The word dementia describes a set of symptoms that may include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language. Dementia is caused when the brain is damaged by diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease or a series of strokes.  It was predicted there […]

Proposed changes for personal injury compensation

11th May 2016

Question: I notice from the news that the Government has said that it intends to change the rules about claiming for personal injury compensation. What do they have in mind? Answer: It may be that you have read reporting of a conference of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL). Lord Faulks who is a […]