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£80 raised for charities Headway West Sussex and Cancer Research UK

The Coole Bevis LLP Horsham office has raised £80 for the charities Headway West Sussex and Cancer Research UK. The money was raised from a mince pie morning held on 9 December 2016 which was open to staff and members of the public. We would like to thank all who attended and donated.

National Reporting and Learning System 31 May 2016

Following a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 for the 6 months from 1 October 2015 to 31 March 2016, Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust have reported 4,271 incidents, with patient accidents recorded as 1,239 and 9 deaths in total during this period. The records are compiled for the primary purpose …

Cancer and delay in diagnosis

Each year almost 120,000 people of working age are diagnosed with cancer. The Equality Act 2010 automatically covers any cancer patient. If in employment, you have automatic protection against discrimination, harassment or victimisation. An employer is required to make reasonable adjustments to work to cater for disability. As a specialist in complex injury claims, we …

Residential service charges – an overview

Most long leases of residential flats contain an obligation upon the lessor (or landlord) to insure, repair and maintain and provide other services in respect of a building, and an obligation upon the lessee (or tenant) to meet the costs incurred by the landlord by way of service charge. The lease will govern which services …

Birth injuries compensation plan to save the NHS millions

A new Rapid Resolution and Redress Scheme has apparently been recommended by the Health Secretary to deal with the 500 or so cases each year of avoidable harm to babies. Currently for every 1,000 births in England, more than 7 are either born dead or die shortly after birth. The UK’s stillbirth rates are amongst …

Freehold landlords take note of your consultation responsibilities

Freehold landlords of residential premises and their managing agents should take note of the recent decision of the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) in Various Occupational Leaseholders of Foundling Court and O’Donnell Court, Brunswick Centre, London v (1) Camden LBC (2) Allied London (Brunswick) Ltd and others [2016] UKUT 366 (LC). In this important decision, the …

Injury Prevention Day – 17th August 2016

On this year’s Injury Prevention Day, The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) would like to urge people to think about what they can do to help prevent needless injuries. APIL is a not-for-profit organisation which has been fighting for the rights of injured people for over 26 years. Its 4000 members are committed to campaigning …

Horsham Garden Music Festival

Coole Bevis LLP was again delighted to support the Horsham Garden Music Festival, a local community charity. The weather was fair and the total audience over the four concerts was over 2000, beating the number for previous years.          

Shoreham crash pilot is being investigated for manslaughter

The police have confirmed that the pilot whose vintage jet crashed at the Shoreham Air Show killing 11 people in August 2015, is being investigated for manslaughter. He is being investigated for possible endangerment pursuant to Article 138 Air Navigation Order 2009 and for manslaughter by gross negligence. If you have been affected by what …

Volleyball Victory for Rockinghorse Appeal

Congratulations to the CB LLP volleyball team for battling their way through strong winds, to achieve 3rd place at last Friday’s annual Crown Row charity tournament. Our team (l-r): Nathan Jefferies, Helen Evenett, Rhian Connelly, Florence Scordoulis, Dominic Mercer and James Divall The Yellowave event helped raise a total of £12,000 for the Rockinghorse Appeal, a …


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