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Has the death knell been sounded for 'no win, no fee' claims?
Clarke hints at end to ‘no-win-no-fee’

By Peter Wozniak Ken Clarke has given the strongest indication yet that ‘no-win-no-fee’ personal injury claims may be set for the scrap heap. The justice secretary hinted that lawyers may receive a portion of damages claimed if planned moves go ahead, to discourage frivolous claims. He told Radio 4: “You should not have a situation… Read more »

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MDU and CORESS partner to promote safety in surgical practice

The Medical Defence Union (MDU), the UK’s leading medical defence organisation, has launched a new partnership with the Confidential Reporting System for Surgery (CORESS) an independent charity which promotes safety in surgical practice in the NHS and the private sector. Founded in 2005, CORESS receives confidential incident reports from surgeons and theatre staff. These confidential… Read more »

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Two thousand schoolchildren ‘learn moor’

More than 2,000 schoolchildren were treated to an upland educational experience during this year’s Let’s Learn Moor events. Talks and interactive presentations were provided by those who live and work in the uplands including gamekeepers, farmers, conservationists, local organisations and the emergency services. Now in its fifth year the project continues to offer local schools… Read more »

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