Litigation is not uncommon and in recent years has increased for a number of reasons; one of which being that we are increasingly more aware of our legal rights and how to exercise them.
A key but often misunderstood element in any professional negligence claim is the issue of causation; and demonstrating causation can be the deciding factor in whether a claim succeeds or fails. Continue reading →
In the legal case of Freeborn v De Almeida Marcal, Healys professional negligence solicitors Jerome O’Sullivan and Daniel Winslow represented client Philip Freeborn in trial. As a result, the client succeeded and received £1.5 million in damages.
The ever-increasing cost of professional care, combined with low returns on capital investments, have necessarily led to an escalation in the value of damages awards to victims of clinical negligence. The point was underlined by a case in which a seven-year-old girl who was starved of oxygen during her birth secured an NHS compensation package worth almost £18 million. Continue reading →
If you believe you are a victim of professional negligence, you should seek legal advice right away or risk losing your chance of obtaining justice. An insurer found that out to its cost after a delay in launching proceedings resulted in it having to bear the full financial burden of remedying a tower block’s defective cladding. Continue reading →
Healys LLP has again been recognised as a leading firm in the latest edition of the Legal 500. This year, 4 practise areas and 3 individual lawyers have been recommended.
Healys are pleased to note that 3 partners are to be ranked as leading individuals in the 2020 edition of leading legal directory Chambers & Partners, to be published later this year. Continue reading →
When a dispute broke out over an insurance claim, the value of line-by-line analysis of the policy terms and the obligations to make disclosures were made starkly evident. The dispute arose after the owner of a property rented it out to another firm for waste recycling. Insurance cover was placed with two insurers by a broker on behalf of the tenant and the property owner to cover various risks, including to the plant and machinery. Continue reading →