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July 2007

  • Partner Richard Stein in the human rights department at law firm Leigh Day, have been advising Rebecca Fudge in her challenge against the proposal to set up an Independent Sector Treatment Centre (ISTC) in north Bristol. 31 July 2007
  • Leigh Day has been instructed by the Royal College of Nursing to represent members at the ECtHR 25 July 2007
  • Leigh Day partner, Frances Swaine, has succeeded in a claim against a hospital for a client whose new-born daughter died a few hours after an uneventful birth. 25 July 2007
  • Frances Swaine, partner in the Human Rights department, was recently instructed to represent parents who sought to refuse serious and invasive medical treatment for their seven month old daughter (“A”) in the face of opposition from the doctors of a Hospital Trust. 25 July 2007
  • The Judge Mr Justice Flaux has ruled that the Department of Transport (DoT) had been guilty of a "lack of thoroughness" in failing to guarantee that those people injured by uninsured or untraceable drivers received less favourable treatment than others. 19 July 2007
  • The clinical negligence department at law firm Leigh Day & Co, has obtained a substantial settlement for a client whose post-operative care was mishandled. 16 July 2007
  • The National Patient Safety Agency has recommended that patient safety could be greatly improved if the use and design of wristbands was standardised by hospitals. 7 July 2007
  • A baby died at the Royal Free Hospital as staff ignored calls for help. Clinical negligence partner at Leigh Day Sally Jean Nicholes is representing the baby's parents at the inquest. 2 July 2007
  • Substantial damages have been awarded to the partner of a young man who died from undiagnosed diabetic ketoacidosis. The client was represented by clinical negligence lawyer Suzanne White from law firm Leigh Day & Co. 1 July 2007

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