His Honour Judge Peter Thornton QC ends his term of office as Chief Coroner at the end of September. His final report asks for Legal Aid for families at Inquests. At the moment, if a person dies in hospital, there is no automatic right to have help funding legal representation. Read more
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The Paralympics is a showcase for the most dedicated and inspirational sportspersons but, whatever your level of involvement in sport, recovery from an injury can be vastly improved with exercise and competition. Over the years we have sponsored wheelchair sports including basketball and rugby, sailing for the disabled at Carsington Water, cycling and horse-riding. Read more
I just want to take the time to thank you for all you have done. I know this case has been anything but simple but you’ve stuck with me through the process. Read more
When Malcolm decided to set up Barratts Solicitors with fellow partners David Tomlinson and Jill Barratt, he had a young family to look after and the decision to set up a niche firm to act for clients with serious brain and spinal injury was daunting to say the least. Most of us do not recall the original offices which were a far cry from the modern disabled access office we now enjoy working in. Read more
When we redesigned our website and banner we were keen to highlight some of our remarkable clients. After a few emails to clients, past and current, we were thrilled that so many agreed to let us use their photo on our banner. Our family style business approach and personal relationship with our clients is reflected so well in the achievements of our clients. We are just sorry that we could not accomodate photos of everyone who said yes to our request. Read more
After welcome drinks, David Tomlinson explained the background to the firm’s beginnings and Ed Myers gave a moving speech about our clients and those we have worked with over 25 years. He is right to say that we should be very proud of our achievements and the help we give to make a difference for our clients. Read more
Two of our solicitors enjoyed meeting the pupils at Ashfield School recently. We gave them a presentation to explain what evidence is needed to succeed in a claim for negligence. We also gave them some examples of the type of cases we handle. Julie told students how the standards of doctors are judged in clinical negligence cases. Then Debra outlined why it can be difficult to recover compensation in some road traffic accident claims. Read more
As with many clients who have suffered a head injury, our client had no recollection of the accident. We knew from the police reports that he had been driving the car when injured. Because our client could not speak up for himself about what happened it was more difficult to prove that the other driver was at fault. Read more
We wonder if you can spot all the changes we have made? Clients often tell us how much they like our website so we have tried to update our look whilst retaining the same user friendly approach that clients like. Read more
It is not unusual for us to take over cases from other law firms. It is a timely reminder that the complaints we hear today are the same we heard 25 years ago when Barratts Solicitors was set up.
Here are some of the reasons why clients tell us they are unhappy with their solicitor: Read more
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