Described by Lord Robert Winston as “the worst treatment disaster in the history of the NHS”, more than 30,000 people were infected with hepatitis C from contaminated blood transfusions in the 1970s and 1980s, causing premature deaths, ill health and social stigma. Between 1978 and 1985, 1,500 people were infected with the…Read More
According to a report published by Children’s Commissioner Anne Longfield, up to 85% of child sex abuse goes unreported. Around 50,000 cases were recorded from April 2012 to March 2014 but the report suggests the actual number is as high as 450,000, with two-thirds of cases taking place within the family environment.…Read More
In May this year we reported the case involving the estate agents, Chestertons. It was about whistleblowing; in particular, the requirement that a worker must reasonably believe that their disclosure is in the public interest in order to benefit from whistleblowing protection. The case decided that something that was of interest to…Read More
Divorce is often a testing – and occasionally hostile – process, particularly if one party feels betrayed or let down by the other. Contending with your own feelings or dealing with an emotionally hurt spouse can make a difficult situation harder still. But while sensitivities may be running high, co-operating and negotiating…Read More
Consignors will need a jurisdiction clause in their consignment note, as well as the contract of carriage, if they want to sue a foreign successive road carrier in the English courts. That’s one of the key messages for Consignors arising from the recent UK Supreme Court decision in the case of British…Read More
Survivors of childhood sexual abuse can often blame themselves for what they suffered when they were younger and many are unable to consider taking legal action until many years later.However, one brave woman who sued the man who abused her when she was a young child has been awarded almost £185,000 in…Read More
Ruling opens the door for thousands of leasehold tenants What exactly is a house? It may seem like a straightforward question but it is one that has taxed judges for decades. Now though, a Court of Appeal ruling appears to have settled the issue – and the ramifications of the decision may…Read More
The consequences of sexual abuse can be devastating and lifelong – however, the courts are there to ensure that victims are properly compensated. For many, dealing with the emotional scars caused by abuse can be so difficult that any thought of seeking damages is instantly dismissed. But Gotelee Solicitors, which has offices…Read More
Powers of attorney are a useful means of ensuring that your affairs are properly managed if you lose the ability to do so yourself. However, the decision as to whom you choose to be your attorney is crucial; two recent cases from the Court of Protection highlight the perils of choosing the…Read More
Gotelee Solicitors are offering 10% on Wills, family, conveyancing/property, crime, dispute resolution and employment for all Port of Felixstowe staff. The offer is available at any of our offices; Felixstowe, Ipswich or Hadleigh. If you would like to take advantage of this offer, please contact one of our offices to make an…Read More
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