Specialist expertise advising individuals fearlessly and independently; practical guidance and advice to employers and institutions of their obligations in this little understood area.
This aspect of the practice is led by one of the foremost lawyers in this area in the UK, Mark McGhee. He is a fierce advocate on behalf of those individuals who have been culpably mistreated by the State, ranging from military personnel to individuals who have been abused but who do not have capacity.
He has achieved a number of landmark results and continues to forge the development of this area of the law on behalf of his clients. The practice is strengthened by the addition of Doug Feery, an expert in this area of the law who frequently trains and advises Care and Nursing Home operators and staff on this increasingly complex area of the law. The areas in which his practice has particular expertise includes:
The practice is ideally placed to provide advice and assistance to Care and Nursing Homes on the issues arising out of the Human Rights Act and related legislation and regulation emanating from Government given the expertise and experience that the practice has on behalf of claimants.
We are able to provide advice to Care, Nursing Homes and other related institutions regarding compliance with relevant legislation, including Mental Capacity Act, Mental Health Acts, Equality Act, Data Protection Act as well as Health & Safety.
This area of practice not only requires a comprehensive understanding of the law but the ability to be sensitive to the very human issues that affect the victims of abuse of whatever form and their families.
The practice has developed a particular specialism on the issue of deprivation of liberty for individuals within the Care and Nursing Home environments and the area of exemplary damages for abuse. The firm’s expertise includes:
This has led to the Independent Police Complaints Commission applying to Court to seek the revision of its own findings into the death of Jordon Begley
Extensive experience in pursuing claims for catastrophic injury caused by accident or medical negligence and recovering multi-million pound awards.
Practising in this sensitive and complex area of the law with calm and reassurance as well as considerable expertise to achieve cost effective solutions.
Know-how gained from many years acting for insurers and within the insurance industry provided to individuals and businesses confronted with insurance issues.
A deep understanding of all areas of this work including tax work, administration of estates and Lasting Powers of Attorney in a practical and commercial context.