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CORONAVIRUS

The safety and wellbeing of our clients, employees and the community is our number one priority.

We continue to adhere to the guidance from the Government and Public Health England regarding Coronavirus and are acting and planning appropriately. We will update this page regularly with advice on how to work with us during the current situation.


Offices and Meetings

Please do not attend our offices until further notice. If you are concerned about upcoming meetings or consultations with us, you can call the person dealing with your matter directly or alternatively call our switchboard on (0114) 218 4000.


Deadlines and Court Dates

We will work with you to identify future deadlines and milestones, such as court dates, that may be affected by the current situation and act accordingly.

More information on the UK Government’s Coronavirus guidance is available here.


Latest news

  • Gifts Donated To Poorly Children

    Our very own team of elves has been busy collecting toys for children facing Christmas in hospital.

    Staff from across our offices in Sheffield, Rotherham, Dronfield and Bakewell have donated more than 50 festive gifts, to be distributed among inpatients at Sheffield Children’s Hospital.

    Introducing our mental health champions

An 80 year old man was admitted to hospital for intensive treatment in relation to depression. His condition began to improve and his family hoped that he would be discharged in early July 2008.

Unfortunately, patients who suffered from both depressive illness and illnesses such as dementia were treated together. One evening, the gentleman was assaulted by another patient on the ward who was known to have a violent and aggressive history due to an ongoing mental illness. The elderly man sustained severe blunt head injuries and sadly, his condition deteriorated and he died three days later.

The assailant was kept on a ward where he had free access to other patients and their rooms and was not escorted back to his bed as he should have been.

The Defendant Trust failed to assess the level of risk that the assailant posed to other patients, despite his history of aggression and violence. The assailant was also not properly supervised. The Trust failed to provide a repeat risk assessment of the assailant following a previous assault, leading to a further assault in this case.

Action was brought by the family of the deceased and the case settled after negotiation for a sum of £20,000.

 

 

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We have branch offices in Sheffield City Centre, Dronfield, Ecclesall, Bakewell and Rotherham.

 

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