The Lawgazette (24 April 2017) writes that one in four junior lawyers suffer from "severe" stress levels at work and that more than 90% said that they experience "some" stress. I think that the legal profession as a whole is stressed but the survey that was undertaken suggests that more than a third of junior lawyers had made a mistake that would not have happened had they not been overworked. The Law society has now called on firms to provide better training and support to
As a specialist dental negligence solicitor I often have to explain in layman's terms to my clients the nature of breach of duty and causation. There has long been caselaw to suggest that doctors and dentists owe a duty of care to their patients. To be successful in a dental claim, a client must prove a breach of that duty of care by showing that the dentist did something which he/she ought not to have done, or failed to do something which really should have been done. That
As a specialist dental negligence solicitor I have never yet come across "hot tubbing". In case you did not know what hut tubbing is - it is the practice of dental experts giving evidence in Court at the same time in each others company. This goes against the normal practice of each dental expert stepping up - giving their evidence and then stepping down followed by the next dental expert, and then the next..you get the idea. Hot tubbing appears to be a Judge led exercise an
As a specialist dental negligence solicitor I have lost count on the amount of times that I have been asked whether a clients can bring a claim against a dentist for placing amalgam or silver (mercury based) fillings in teeth. The recent move to phase out dental amalgams has come from the UN Environmental Programme in order to address concerns over mercury pollution. The earliest use of silver fillings were first documented in AD659 and were widely used in Germany from 1528.