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    The Court of Appeal has recently given its judgement in the case of Jacqueline Smith v Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundations Trust and others [2017] EWCA Civ 1916, paving the way for better legal rights for cohabitees. The Current Law Currently, the Fatal Accidents Act 1976 (“FAA”) allows cohabitees to claim for dependency, but does […]

    Helen Morland, Partner in our Clinical Negligence team at Hay & Kilner LLP, acted on behalf of a client who was awarded £125,000 following the failure to prevent and appropriately manage the development of multiple pressure ulcers on her sacrum, buttocks and right foot. On 1 August 2011, our client, who had advanced multiple sclerosis, […]

    Renowned for its high-quality partner-led legal advice, Hay & Kilner has been recommended in 19 practice areas in The Legal 500 2017, a clear sign of the quality and breadth of service offered to its loyal client base. Named as a regional heavyweight, the full-service Newcastle based firm is regarded in the highest terms for […]

    Clare Thompson, Partner in our Clinical Negligence Team, acted on behalf of our client who was awarded £50,000 following the failure of a hospital to appreciate the significance of free gas and fluid on an ultrasound scan after a hernia repair. Our client was diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome in late 2011. He was found […]

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