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Can I Claim Against The NHS For Medical Negligence?


Have you or a loved one sustained an injury, financial loss, reduced life expectancy or died as the result of negligence by an NHS organisation or hea...

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What is the Average Pay-out for a Personal Injury Claim?


When something happens to you that is not your fault, where you are caused physical or psychological harm or injury, there is a chance that you could ...

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NHS Medical Negligence Statistics


The NHS carries out a lot of excellent work for the people of the UK. Most of the time, there is no problem with the treatment that is received, but o...

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Public Right of Way


Public Right of Way -  Property Law It is sometimes the case that properties that are privately owned have pathways or routes that are availab...

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What is the Difference Between Medical Negligence and Medical Malpractice?


The majority of the time, the health services in the UK do an outstanding job– often against the most difficult of circumstances. There are time...

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Understanding the Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill 2021-22


The Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill 2012-22 was passed in February 2022. It relates to the leasehold contracts that are made between a leasehold p...

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What is Tort Law?


Tort law is an important concept in the legal world. Generally speaking, any claim that is dealt with in a civil court except for contractual disputes...

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Types Of Settlement Agreements


Settlement Agreements are agreements that are made between an employer and employee that are usually made to settle any employment claims that the emp...

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Does Equity Release Affect Benefits?


As we get older and consider how we are going to support ourselves during retirement, a common option that many homeowners consider is to release some...

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What is the Difference Between Equity Release and a Lifetime Mortgage or Home Reversion Plan?


For many people, owning a property is central to them being able to live the retirement that they hope for. A property is an asset that will rarely de...

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What is the purpose of family law?


Family Law is the term given to a collection of laws and regulations that deal with issues with relationships within the family. For many people, this...

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Personal Injury Statistics In The UK


If you have suffered a personal injury, there is a chance that you might be eligible for compensation. The money that is sometimes paid out is to comp...

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How Is Employment Law Enforced?


When it comes to working, we all have the right to be treated fairly and be as safe as possible. Whether you are working in an office or on the front ...

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When Buying a House, When Should I Instruct a Conveyancer?


If you consider buying a house, the process is not as straightforward as going into a shop and buying something. Therefore, most people decide that th...

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How Much Are Solicitor Fees for Buying a House?


When you are looking to buy a property, it is recommended for most people that you instruct a solicitor to act for you. Conveyancing solicitors will n...

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Do I Need A Solicitor To Make A Personal Injury Claim?


If you have suffered from a personal injury and are considering making a claim against the party that you believe to be responsible for it, you can ta...

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What is the Average Pay Out for Medical Negligence?


Our NHS services are the envy of many people around the world. Whilst they carry out excellent work, there are rare occasions when something goes wron...

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What Is Considered to be a Personal Injury?


People get injured every day. Sometimes the injuries sustained do not badly affect our lives, but sometimes they can have a profound effect on the way...

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Special Guardianship Orders


It is sometimes the case that a child or young person cannot live with one or both of their parents. One of the options that are available to the cour...

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Hearings in the Family Court


In the UK, the Family Court is a combination of the Magistrate Court and the County Courts. They are the place where disputes are settled relating to ...

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Are You Owed Money?


Debts are a common problem that can arise between individuals, individuals and companies or companies and other companies. Unpaid debts can affect ...

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Is There a Time Limit on Medical Negligence Claims?


A medical negligence claim is an option for people who have suffered negatively from an incident (or set of incidents) that have occurred due to the n...

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Trouble in TikTok Land: The Viral Trends That Could Be Illegal


The international version of TikTok was launched in 2017 and quickly gained traction worldwide. Statistics reveal that the app has been downloaded ove...

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How Often do Personal Injury Cases go to Trial?


If you have suffered from a personal injury that you believe to be due to a failure in duty of care by another party, you might be considering pursuin...

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How cold does it have to be before you can refuse to work?


Health and safety law requires employers to ensure that for indoor work the temperature is reasonable. There is no mandated temperature but the guidan...

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Can your Employer cut your sick pay if you don’t have the COVID vaccine?


Our Head of Employment, Hannah Clark, was recently given the opportunity to comment on this issue by Unleash, a global digital media company.  It...

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What is a Criminal Injuries Compensation Claim?


If you are the victim of a crime that has caused you mental or physical injury, you could consider making a Criminal Injuries Compensation Claim. The ...

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How to Protect Assets Acquired Prior to the Marriage


At Waldrons we run a Waldrons Junior Lawyers Group who take over the in-house social events and discussions of how we can raise money for charity. ...

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Does a Divorce Petition have an Expiry Date?


According to the Office of National Statistics, about one-third of marriages in the UK result in a divorce. Going through a divorce can be a very stre...

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Civil Litigation Definition


If you are looking to bring a court case where there is no criminal issue, this is a civil case – it could be a dispute that needs to be resolve...

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Statutory Demands


What is a Statutory Demand? A statutory demand is a formal written demand for payment of a debt within 21 days. The purpose of the Statutory Demand...

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What Is Family Law?


Family Law is in place to help to settle disputes between family members relating to family life. These disputes usually occur between couples when th...

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What is Flying Freehold?


In the world of real estate, you may have heard the term ‘flying freehold’ being used. Flying freehold refers to an instance when a freeho...

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What is Domestic Abuse: The Complete Guide


The past few years have seen an increased awareness of domestic violence or abuse in society as a whole. For many people, it has been surprising how m...

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What is a Cohabitation Agreement?


More and more couples today choose to live together before they get married or enter a civil partnership – or indeed, never get married. Whilst ...

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Prenuptial Agreements


No one ever goes into a marriage expecting it not to work, but it is an unfortunate fact that many do not. Separation and consequent divorce can be ve...

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Financial Settlements After Divorce


When a married couple goes through a divorce it can be a stressful time for everyone involved. The issue of dividing up two lives that have been inter...

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Child Contact Order


When a couple divorces, it can be a very difficult time for everyone involved. This can be made even more stressful when there is a child or children ...

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What Is Landlord Protection Insurance?


If you rent a property to tenants, you may well have considered getting Landlord Protection Insurance. Landlord Protection Insurance is specifically d...

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Transferring Ownership of Property from Parent to Child


Some homeowners decide to transfer some or all of the ownership of their property to other people – often their children. There are a number of ...

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Steps to Buying a New-Build Home


Buying a home can be a stressful time. But it can be made even more stressful when you do not know what to expect. We are seeing a massive rise in ...

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The Weirdest Laws In The UK


The Weirdest Laws In The UK Have you ever dressed as a police officer at a fancy dress party? How about having one too many at your local pub? Or m...

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Types of Child Custody


When the parents of a child separate one of the biggest considerations that need to be made are what is going to happen with any children that have be...

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The Different Types of Child Court Orders


It can sometimes be the case that a local authority has serious concerns relating to the care of a child or children. This can sometimes end up with t...

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Letter Before Child Proceedings


When a social worker or Local Authority is concerned about the welfare of a child or children, they can apply for child proceedings as a way to help t...

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A Young Person’s Guide to Care Proceedings


There are many rules and laws that are in place to protect people – and especially children. Sometimes some of the people who make the rules are...

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Planning Permission for Telecom Masts


The issue of installing telecom masts is a contentious one. For some people, telephone masts can be unpleasant to look at, for others, they can be a h...

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The Difference Between a 50:50 and a Knock-for-Knock


When an insurance, personal injury, or accident claim is made, they can sometimes be determined in terms of either a 50:50 or knock-for-knock claim. T...

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How many Personal Injury Claims go to Court?


The Ministry of Justice produce national statistics. Between April to June 2021, there were 395,000 claims started in the County Court. Of those cl...

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Charges when Selling or Buying Leasehold Property


In the world of Residential Conveyancing, there are two kinds of properties – freehold and leasehold. Freehold properties consist of a property ...

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When are you Entitled to Ask for Your Deposit Back?


In the real world, there are two kinds of deposits. In some cases, such as if you are renting a car or a property, you will be asked to pay a deposit ...

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Can My Partner Stop Me Having Contact with My Children?


There are some situations where one partner can prevent the other from having contact with their children. Although these situations are rare, they ex...

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Leasehold Vs Freehold Ownerships


If you are buying a property, the issue of it being leasehold or freehold will come up. The issue refers to the land where the property is located. If...

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Unmarried Fathers’ Rights


In the UK, every child has a right to see both of their parents.  For couples that stay together, this is not a problem, but when parents split u...

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Do You Need an Executor for A Will?


One of the most important things that we can do in life is ensuring that our loved ones are looked after to the best of our abilities when we die. For...

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Can you Sue the NHS for Medical Negligence?


In the UK, the NHS is an organisation that is treasured across the board. For many, it is one of the country’s greatest achievements and somethi...

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No Fault Divorce - Long Awaited Changes


Over recent years there have been calls from many family lawyers and in particular pursued by Resolution, which is an an organisation of family lawyer...

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What Happens If I Don’t Attend Family Court?


Family court is involved with cases that cover families and children. They can help to resolve family law disputes relating to divorce, adoption, and ...

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Our Criminal Defence Solicitors Explain: What Happens After You're Arrested?


Being arrested is a traumatic experience, but regardless of the outcome of your arrest or any subsequent court summons, you are entitled to certain ri...

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What is the Bolam Test?


When something goes wrong in a medical setting it can often have a long-lasting negative impact on people’s lives. If this is the case, sometime...

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What Is General Litigation?


You may have heard the word ‘litigation’ being used in the legal profession, and the word actually means the process of taking someone to ...

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How Long Do Medical Negligence Claims Take?


Medical negligence claims vary considerably in duration. Whereas simple and straightforward claims for more minor injuries can take just a few months ...

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What Are Care Proceedings?


Care Proceedings are a type of court proceedings. These are instigated by a local authority’s Social Services Department. Care Proceedings oc...

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What Is A Personal Injury Claim?


Personal injuries are injuries sustained due to the negligence of another who owed you a duty of care. Over 80% of money claims made in the UK are per...

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What is the Care Proceedings Process?


Care Proceedings occur when a local authority’s social services believe that they need to intervene with a child’s care because they are s...

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What Is Clinical Negligence?


Clinical negligence, also called medical negligence, is when medical professionals or organisations who owe a legal duty of care fail to meet the expe...

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How to Apply for Legal Aid


In the UK, if you require legal assistance but don’t have the money to pay for it, you can consider whether you are eligible to receive free leg...

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What Probate Forms Do I Need?


If you have been named the executor of a person’s will when they have passed away, or are dealing with their estate, it might be necessary to ap...

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Transaction Forms Explained


When there is a business or residential sales transaction made, there are several forms that must be completed. The forms each supply different inform...

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How Long Do Compensation Claims Take?


How Long Do Compensation Claims Take? Whether you are looking to make a compensation claim for medical negligence, if you’ve been in a car ac...

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What Happens When a Compensation Claim Goes to Court?


If you have suffered an accident or incident where you believe that you are eligible to receive an amount of compensation, you can make a claim agains...

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When Is Probate Required?


When a person passes away it is necessary for somebody to organise their affairs. This means ensuring that their estate is valued, their debts paid, a...

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What Our Clients Say About Us...

"The service I received from Waldrons Solicitors was first rate.  The Solicitor dealt with my medical negligence claim in a diligent, efficient and prompt manner.  He kept me regularly informed of developments both by telephone and letter.

I found my Solicitor to be courteous, and his guidance and advice was highly valued.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Waldrons Solicitors.

A big thank you to you and your team, for negotiating my medical negligence claim successfully.  Kind regards"

Mrs J H, Brierley Hill