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Brain injury: living with a hidden disability

“Just because you can’t see something, doesn’t mean it isn’t there” – Willard Wigan 16th to 22nd May 2022 is Action for Brain Injury Week.…

By Kate O'Brien
Child Abuse in Schools
Birmingham Secondary School teacher in custody over sexually assaulting school girls

Secondary school teacher Muhammad Taimoor of Stechford, Birmingham has been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting four schoolgirls aged between 14 and 16. It is…

By Joseph Carr
Abuse Claims
Safe-guarding complaints of sexual abuse in after-school clubs

Schools provide a number of clubs for their pupils ranging from breakfast clubs or after school clubs. The objective of many is to facilitate childcare…

By Zahra Awaiz-Bilal
Abuse Claims
PCSO Simon Smith jailed for using his position to pursue sexual relationships with women

Humberside Police PCSO Simon Smith has been jailed for two years and ten months at Hull Crown Court for misconduct in public office and perverting…

By Siobhán Crawford
Child Brain Injury
Be afraid. Be very afraid

Is NHS Litigation Reform the beginning of the end of “full and fair compensation for all?” On 28 April 2022, the House of Commons Health…

By Jo Chapman
Medical Negligence
UK Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week 2022

This week marks UK Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week which runs from Monday 2nd – Sunday 8th May 2022. It is coordinated by The Perinatal…

By Hannah Travis
Child Abuse in Schools
David Jones, former teacher and football coach convicted of sexually abusing boy

David Jones, a former teaching assistant who later became a teacher, used his position at a primary school to groom and sexually abuse a primary…

By Jessica Standley
Abuse Claims
Andre Morton jailed for sexually abusing a nine year old boy

Andre Morton was a teenager when he sexually abused a nine year old boy, having groomed the boy from the age of five. Some thirty…

By Abbie Hickson
Cerebral Palsy and Birth Injury
Exoskeletons for Cerebral Palsy

New research As a member of the child brain injury team at Bolt Burdon Kemp, it is always exciting for me to see innovation in…

By Ruth Downie
Military Claims
Speak Out: Sexual Harassment in the Army

The Army’s Sexual Harassment 2021 Report, which surveyed 4,751 service personnel, has now been published.   Although the overall percentage reporting sexual harassment in the Army…

By Kate Roos
Abuse Claims
Scout Leader John Haynes – a prolific paedophile

John Haynes was appointed as an Assistant Cub master in the Heyford Group, in the county of Northamptonshire, in June 1959 and became a Scout…

By Zahra Awaiz-Bilal
Accident Claims
The Holborn Gyratory – cyclist safety versus cost

In March 2019 it was announced that one of London’s most dangerous junctions for cyclists, the Holborn Gyratory was to receive a £12.6 million makeover…

By Tamsin Day
Medical Negligence
Parents’ concerns about maternity care must be heard and heeded

To improve maternity care, the Shrewsbury and NHS Trust maternity scandal highlights the need to genuinely and compassionately listen to, and act on, parents’ concerns.…

By Joshua Hughes
Military Claims
Pain associated with Spinal Injuries

Many of our clients who are military personnel and veterans who have suffered with spinal injuries or spinal cord injuries (‘SI’ or ‘SCI’) also suffer…

By Marie-Joelle Theanne
Child Brain Injury
The Ockendon Report: Unprecedented failings at Shrewsbury and NHS Trust

My heart sank today as I watched the rather impressive senior midwife, Donna Ockenden deliver a press conference on her review of the shocking and…

By Caroline Klage
Child Brain Injury
More fundamental change is needed to ensure all children with SEND receive essential support

Latest announcement from the Department of Education On 29 March 2022, the Department of Education announced that as part of a delayed review into the…

By Caroline Klage
Brain Injury
Exciting research by University of Sussex helps to diagnose brain tumours (glioblastomas)

More than 11,000 people are diagnosed with a primary brain tumour in the UK each year. The University of Sussex has unveiled some exciting research…

By Deepti Patel
Child Brain Injury
The NHS’ Early Notification Scheme – a note of caution

The “Scheme” The NHS’s Early Notification Scheme (ENS) requires hospital trusts to report incidents where a baby is born at term and is diagnosed with…

By Caroline Klage
Abuse Claims
Former Bracondale School geography teacher convicted of abuse

John Foxley, geography teacher and resident house master at the former Bracondale School in Norwich has been jailed for 16 years for sexually abusing 5…

By Siobhán Crawford
Accident Claims
Cyclists – know your rights

It is important that cyclists act in the same way as any other road user when involved in a collision and they deserve the same…

By Ben Pepper

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