Solicitor Apprenticeship Programme

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In February 2022 we will be introducing Solicitor apprenticeships with a view to taking on one graduate and one school leaver. Route to Qualification Solicitor Apprenticeship Law is an exciting career prospect for many, but university isn’t always the right choice for every person. Our Solicitor Apprenticeship programme offers aspiring solicitors an alternative path into the legal profession. You will … Read More

Unacceptable Wait Times for Ambulance Services

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Unacceptable Wait Times for Ambulance Service - Morrish Solicitors

Unacceptable wait times for ambulance services could lead to a rise in ambulance negligence claims. According to NHS data, ambulance callouts for conditions such as heart attacks and strokes are taking nearly three times as long as they should in England. Targets are also being missed across the rest of the UK, with some seriously-ill patients waiting up to 9 … Read More

Most Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

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Most Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents - Morrish Solicitors

According to the Department for Transport, motorcyclists are one of the most vulnerable road users in the UK. With limited protective equipment, motorcyclists are prone to injury in road traffic accidents because there is nothing to absorb the impact of the crash. In this article, we highlight the most common causes of motorcycle accidents. What are the Most Common Causes … Read More

HSIB Publishes Investigation of Missed Detection of Lung Cancer

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According to the NHS each year around 47,000 people in the UK are diagnosed with lung cancer. This is the third most common cancer but actually accounts for the most deaths. The UK falls behind its European counterparts in terms of the five-year survival rate following diagnosis. A recent investigation undertaken by the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) has identified … Read More

Delayed Diagnosis for Illnesses & Conditions

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Delayed Diagnosis for Illnesses & Conditions | Morrish Solicitors

Impact of Delayed Diagnosis For many illnesses and conditions, early diagnosis is essential in ensuring that you or your loved ones have the best fighting chance of a full recovery. A delay in diagnosis or treatment could have a serious impact on your health, prolong the recovery period or in some cases could result in fatality. Recent reports have suggested … Read More

How to Make an Accident at Work Claim?

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Guide to Making an Accident at Work Claim | Morrish Solicitors

With most Covid-19 restrictions easing in England, more people will be returning to their workplaces, but will this mean a rise in accidents at work? Throughout the pandemic, the Government advised us to stay at home and work from home, where possible, to prevent the spread of the virus. Since the Covid restrictions were lifted on 19th July 2021, people … Read More

Common Signs of Cancer in Men

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Common Signs of Cancer in Men | Morrish Solicitors

During the month of November, the annual Movember event takes place to raise awareness of men’s health issues such as prostate cancer and testicular cancer. The goal of Movember is to increase early cancer detection, diagnosis, effective treatments and ultimately reduce the number of preventable deaths. In this article, we highlight the symptoms of prostate and testicular cancer. Common Signs … Read More

Delay in Diagnosis of Cancer  

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Delay in Diagnosis of Cancer - Morrish Solicitors

Cancer is a disease caused by cells in a specific area of the body growing and reproducing uncontrollably. The cancerous cells can destroy surrounding healthy tissue, including organs, and can sometimes spread to other parts of the body.    According to the NHS, 1 in 2 people will develop some form of cancer during their lifetime. Diagnosing cancer at its earliest stage … Read More

Slips, Trips and Falls in Public Places  

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Slips, Trips & Falls | Morrish Solicitors

During the Autumn and Winter months slips, trips and falls in public places increase for several reasons; there is less daylight, more rainfall and cold weather conditions cause snow and ice.   The bleak weather conditions during Autumn and Winter increases the risk of having a slip, trip or fall in public places. In this article, our experienced Personal Injury Solicitors explain what to do … Read More

What to Do If I’m Knocked Off My Bike?

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What to do if you're knocked off your bike - Morrish Solicitors

“I’ve been knocked off my bike, what should I do?” If you’re unfortunate enough to be knocked off your bike due to a road traffic accident, you may be in shock and angry especially if the accident wasn’t your fault. In this article our experienced Personal Injury Solicitors explain the steps you should take after you’ve been knocked off your … Read More

Medical Negligence in Maternity Services

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Medical Negligence in Maternity Services - Morrish Solicitors

The Maternity Services Survey 2019 conducted by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) highlights that many women have a positive experience of maternity services. However, in line with previous years, results still indicate poorer experience of some maternity services for many women postnatally compared to antenatal care and care during labour and birth.   The birth of a child should be a wonderful and life-changing time, the standard … Read More

Morrish Solicitors Makes Multiple Appointments as Demand Drives Growth

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We are pleased to announce we have appointed a new Head of Property, Mark Laird, to our leadership team. The appointment recognises the firm’s growing demand and strengthens our position as one of Leeds’ leading independent law firms. Mark brings with him many years of experience working in property law. He qualified as a Chartered Legal Executive in 2007 and … Read More

Record Number of Patients Waiting for Hospital Treatment

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Record Number of Patients Waiting for Hospital Treatment | Morrish Solicitors

Figures show, a record number of patients were waiting for routine treatment at Bradford Teaching Hospitals Trust and Airedale NHS Foundation Trust in June 2021. Patients Waiting for Hospital Treatment at Bradford Hospitals During the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic many hospitals, healthcare clinics and GP surgeries changed their normal services and focused on preventing the spread of the virus, … Read More

Special and General Damages 

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What are my damages claim worth? This is probably the most common and important question asked by a Claimant pursuing a personal injury claim. At the end of the day, it is the recovery of compensation for the injury and financial loss that is the primary purpose of such a claim.  Firstly, it is important to note that there is no automatic … Read More

The Complete Guide to Making an Accident at Work Claim

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The Complete Guide to Making an Accident at Work Claim - Morrish Solicitors

Employers have a duty to protect the health, safety and welfare of their employees and other people within the workplace. However, accidents at work can and do happen. In the 2019/20 reporting year, data from the Labour Force Survey (LFS) shows there were 693,000 non-fatal injuries sustained by workers in Great Britain. RIDDOR data reports also showed that 65,427 employees … Read More

FAO Patients Treated by Ian Paterson

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New Compensation Scheme for patients of Ian Paterson A new compensation fund has been set up by Spire Healthcare for patients harmed by convicted surgeon Ian Paterson who have not already claimed compensation.  Morrish Solicitors’ team of specialist Medical Negligence Solicitors can act for Claimants applying for compensation from the fund. Convicted Surgeon Ian Paterson At the beginning of 2020, … Read More

What is Classed as Medical Negligence?  

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What is Classed as Medical Negligence? Morrish Solicitors

Medical negligence can have a significant and devastating impact on someone’s life. In this article, we explain what is classed as medical negligence.   What is Medical Negligence? Medical negligence (also known as clinical negligence) is when a healthcare professional or institute provides substandard care to a patient, which causes them to suffer avoidable harm or causes their condition to … Read More

What is the Process of Making a Medical Negligence Claim

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What is the Process of Making a Medical Negligence Claim - Morrish Solicitors

So, what is the process of making a medical negligence claim? If you or a loved one have suffered injury, illness or declining health due to mistakes caused by medical professionals, then you may be considering pursing a medical negligence claim to (hopefully) get the answers, apology and compensation you deserve. The thought of pursuing a medical negligence claim may … Read More

Why Should I Instruct a Personal Injury Solicitor

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Why Should I Instruct a Personal Injury Solicitor - Morrish Solicitors

Why should I instruct a personal injury solicitor? After you have suffered an injury, illness or disease that wasn’t your fault, you should seek professional advice from a qualified and experienced personal injury solicitor to ensure you are properly represented and benefit from the expertise of a specialist solicitor. Why Should I Instruct a Solicitor for a Personal Injury Claim? … Read More

New Appointments Strengthen Our Team

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New Appointments Add Strength To Our Team As part of our ongoing expansion, we have new appointments in our leadership team and across the firm, strengthening our position as one of Leeds’ leading Law Firms and as a national trade union specialist firm. Instrumental in leading us through this exciting period is our Managing Partner, David Sorensen. Appointed in February … Read More

Significant Rise in Delayed Cancer Treatment

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Significant rise in delayed cancer treatment - Morrish Solicitors

There has been a significant rise in the number of patients receiving delayed cancer treatment, which could reduce a person’s chance of survival. Investigation of NHS England data by The Times revealed 1.85 million urgent cancer referrals were made by GPs between March 2020 and January 2021, which is a 16% drop on the 2.2 million referred in the same … Read More

Impact of New Whiplash Reforms on Personal Injury Claims

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Impact of New Whiplash Reforms on Personal Injury Claims

At the beginning of the year the Ministry of Justice confirmed that the new Whiplash Reforms 2021 will come into effect from 31st May this year. The reforms will change the personal injury claims process for those wishing to pursue a claim for some road traffic accidents (“RTA”), meaning the amount of compensation a claimant receives and claimant’s access to … Read More

Sharp Fall in Bowel Cancer Cases

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Sharp Fall in Bowel Cancer Cases - Morrish Solicitors

Since the start of the pandemic there has been a sharp fall in diagnosed bowel cancer cases due to disruption to screening and diagnosis. Therefore, there could potentially be thousands of people suffering with undiagnosed and untreated bowel cancer. Sharp Fall in Bowel Cancer Cases It has been reported by Bowel Cancer UK that there have been over a million … Read More

Concerns Arise Over Medical Negligence Claims

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Concerns Arise Over Medical Negligence Claims - Morrish Solicitors

According to figures released by the Compensation Recovery Unit there were only 8,839 medical negligence claims submitted in 2020, which is a 45% fall on the previous year. There are concerns victims of medical negligence aren’t pursuing a claim to show their respect to the NHS, which means they could miss out on compensation due to the strict 3-year time … Read More

Plan to Support Patients Injured by Medical Mistakes

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Plan to Support Patients - Morrish Solicitors

The campaign group, Harmed Patients Alliance and patient safety charity, Action against Medical Accidents are urging the National Health Service to support their plans to help patients injured by avoidable medical mistakes.   Plan to Support Patients Injured by Medical Mistakes Although the National Health Service provides an outstanding service to patients and carries out millions of successful procedures each year, unfortunately there are occasions where medical mistakes are made, which can result in devastating … Read More

What is the Personal Injury Claims Process?  

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What is the Personal Injury Claims Process - Morrish Solicitors

What is the personal injury claims process? The personal injury claims process may seem like a minefield, especially if you’ve never made a claim before. However, making a claim doesn’t have to be complicated, our Personal Injury Solicitors have created this helpful article to explain the stages of the personal injury claims process from start to finish.   What is the Personal Injury Claims Process? … Read More

HeartUnions Week 2021❤️

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HeartUnions Week 8th – 14th February 2021 Morrish Solicitors are proud to be supporting the HeartUnions campaign organised by the Trades Union Congress. We have decades of history providing legal services for Unions and their members so we recognise the fantastic work they do, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic.   During this week Trade Unions, Associations and their members will be sharing their stories to raise awareness about why Unions are vital for working people and … Read More

Whiplash Reforms 2021

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Whiplash Reform 2021 - Morrish Solicitors

The Ministry of Justice have confirmed today that the further delayed whiplash reforms are scheduled to be implemented in May 2021. In this article, we explain what the whiplash reforms mean to those wishing to pursue a personal injury claim. What are the whiplash reforms? Whiplash reforms is the commonly-used term for the package of measures introduced by the Government … Read More

Hospital Waiting Times Soar

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Hospital Waiting Times Soar - Morrish Solicitors

Pressure of COVID-19 on Healthcare Services The COVID-19 pandemic is the biggest healthcare crisis the UK has ever seen. It is an immense medical challenge that has caused huge disruption to healthcare services across the country.  Since the start of the pandemic doctors, nurses and keyworkers have worked tirelessly treating critically ill Coronavirus patients. The dedication of those working in the NHS during these unprecedented times will be remembered forever.   Before COVID-19 the NHS was already struggling to meet the … Read More