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ESA Tribunal: attention to detail and expert legal knowledge win appeal

Legal aid is no longer available for welfare benefit cases, so many people are having difficulties in obtaining the right legal advice to help them fight unfair Employment Support Allowance (ESA) decisions. This case study shows how one leading specialist lawyer was engaged by a man who needed the highest calibre of help to win his appeal.

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ScoMo Solicitor’s Witty Writings Gain Plaudits

Richard Barr, clinical negligence lawyer and much-respected doyen of the ScoMo team, has seen many of the regular columns he wrote for the Solicitors’ Journal compiled into a ‘must have’ book called The Savage Poodle, which has been very warmly reviewed.  The Times highlighted it in its Best Books For Christmas feature last month and the Law Society Gazette and others have given Richard’s excellent book rave reviews.

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Hospitals Must Pay for The Mistakes They Make

Richard Barr, clinical negligence lawyer at Scott-Moncrieff, says that hospitals do wonderful work, but when they cause injury through substandard treatment they should admit their fault and settle compensation claims.

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Medical Negligence Victory Despite Hospital Denying They Had Already Admitted Fault

Richard Barr, a clinical negligence lawyer at Scott-Moncrieff, says that perseverance – even against a stubborn hospital – can pay off and earn much-needed compensation.

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R(GE) (ERITREA) V BEDFORD BC [2017] EWCA Civ 1521

The Court of Appeal handed down judgement  on Wednesday 1 Nov 2017 in the Case of GE(Eritrea) v Bedford Borough Council dismissing the appeal of Bedford against the decision of Alexandra Marks QC quashing 2 age assessments conducted by local authority and determining that GE was the age she had claimed to be.

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