Cap on costs for clinical negligence claims

On 30th January 2017, the Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, announced the details of a proposed fixed costs regime for lower value clinical negligence cases. This will be a mandatory scheme for all claims worth up to £25,000 (said to be 60%+ of all claims), which Mr Hunt believes will save the NHS in E [...]

6th February 2017|

Personal Injury Reform – Whiplash Claims

The Ministry of Justice has recently issued a consultative document on reforming personal injury claims, with particular emphasis on RTA related soft tissue claims (whiplash). The deadline for responding is the 6 January 2017. The consultation has been billed by the Government as an attempt to reduc [...]

6th December 2016|

Fast-track compensation for babies injured at birth

We welcome the Government’s initiative to offer parents whose babies have been injured at birth fast-track compensation without the need to bring a legal claim which can be a lengthy process and expensive for the NHS. The NHS would make a payment even if there is no evidence of fault on the part of [...]

28th October 2016|


THE TEAM AT S J EDNEY WOULD LIKE TO WISH ALL OUR CLIENTS A VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS AND A PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR WELCOME to our winter newsletter. Another successful year for our clients at S J Edney draws to a close, with over £10.5m obtained in compensationfor our clients from 2014 to 2015. In our previo [...]

15th December 2015|


WELCOME to our summer newsletter and we hope that all our readers are enjoying the current sunny spell. COSTS IN CLINICAL NEGLIGENCE CASES There has been considerable reporting in the press about the excessive burden of legal costs on the NHS. Whilst we have heard of instances of high costs being ch [...]

1st July 2015|


EXTRA £1.25bn FOR CHILD & ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES An online blog published by The Guardian on 14 March 2015 ran with the news that, speaking at the Liberal Democrats’ Spring Conference in Liverpool, Nick Clegg had announced that ‘the Government is committed to spending £250m a year ove [...]

7th April 2015|


S J Edney’s Christmas and New Year closing times S J Edney will be closed for the Christmas and New Year break from 12 noon on Wednesday 24 December 2013 until 09.00am on Friday 02 January 2014. THE TEAM AT S J EDNEY WOULD LIKE TO WISH ALL OUR CLIENTS A VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS AND A PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR [...]

22nd December 2014|

SJ Edney Newsletter Issue 56

EMMA CADYWOULD We have been acting for the family of Emma Cadywould, who was tragically killed by a train on the 16 December 2011 after a 6 month battle with post natal depression. Emma, who was only 32, had been struggling to cope following the birth of her baby boy.  Despite repeated visits by the [...]

1st September 2014|

SJ Edney Newsletter Issue 55

SUPREME COURT DISMISSES “RIGHT TO DIE” APPEAL The Supreme Court has dismissed the “right to die” appeal bought by the wife of the late Tony Nicholson and campaigner Paul Lamb, in a landmark judgment on the 25 June 2014. Jane Nicholson and Paul Lamb claimed the prohibition on assisted suicide in Sect [...]

1st June 2014|

SJ Edney Newsletter Issue 54

AMBULANCE CHASING LAWYERS!   An article was published on the 2 February 2014 in the Sunday Telegraph telling its readers that “unscrupulous compensation lawyers are often called ambulance chasers because of their aggressive pursuit of claims on a no win no fee basis”. The article highlighted th [...]

1st March 2014|
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