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Becoming a lawyer the hard way: how to succeed in law despite an unconventional education
Hannah Bottomley, a clinical negligence solicitor here at Potter Rees Dolan, has been able to build a hugely successful career despite an unconventional route into law, and has chosen to share her experiences in order to highlight the full range of options and opportunities that may be available to students in the same position. Read on for more... Read the rest of this post...
The Cabinet Office's Disability Unit has launched a Regional Stakeholder Network to help create a better picture of the lived experience of disabled people in England. Read the rest of this post...
Daily routines have been disrupted across the country and many people are separated from family and friends, yet there are still ways to stay active - physically, mentally and socially - during the UK-wide lockdown. We have pulled together some information and links to websites providing support, ideas for at home activities and exercise for people of varying ability, as well as ways to connect with others during this period of self-isolation. We hope you will find the following guide useful! Read the rest of this post...
Covid-19 Update: The health of our team, our clients and our colleagues are paramount and so to mitigate the risk posed by the virus following the latest advice from the Government, we have taken the following steps to ensure the safety of all. Please read carefully... Read the rest of this post...
Experts at Aberdeen University discover new way to repair injured spinal nerves
  • 23.03.2020
  • JessicaMG
  • Clinical-negligence, Personal-injury
  • Clinical negligence Spinal cord injury Personal Injury serious injury spinal injury severe spinal injury aberdeen university spinal nerves
Experts from Aberdeen University have discovered a new way to repair injured spinal nerves. Scientists at the university have been able to successfully regrow spinal nerves in rats after activating a molecule found in nerve cells by using a new type of gel. Read the rest of this post...
Government to consider UK wide pavement parking ban
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced new proposals to deal with pavement parking, ensuring safer streets for parents and disabled people. Read the rest of this post...
COVID-19 Update
A message from the firm's Managing Partners on our business policies and activities during the COVID-19 pandemic (Coronavirus). Read the rest of this post...
Disability rights campaigner calls for more help at petrol stations
Disability rights campaigner calls for more help for wheelchair users at petrol stations. Read the rest of this post...
My sepsis experience: recovering from sepsis after a challenging birth
  • 06.03.2020
  • JessicaMG
  • Clinical-negligence
  • Sepsis serious injury birth injury Clinical Negilgence traumatic birth
In February 2006, journalist and author Vanessa Holborn gave birth to her first daughter. But within three weeks, she found herself in Intensive Care, battling for her life. In this post, Vanessa shares her sepsis story, discussing how failings from medical professionals led to her physical deterioration and how her experience completely changed how she felt about motherhood - and still impacts her to this day. Read the rest of this post...
Middlesex University nursing students use virtual reality in training
  • 05.03.2020
  • JessicaMG
  • Clinical-negligence
  • Sepsis medical negligence medical mistakes Clinical Negilgence virtual reality nursing students
Nursing students at Middlesex University are using virtual reality simulations to learn how to manage conditions such as sepsis. Lesley Herbertson, Partner in the Clinical Negligence team here at Potter Rees Dolan, comments here... Read the rest of this post...

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