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News from Eastwoods

15 Jul 19

Government Sets PI Discount Rate at -0.25%

July 15, 2019

After months of anticipation, following a review by the Lord Chancellor earlier this year, the Government has confirmed that the discount rate applicable to personal injury lump sum compensation...

23 May 19

Eastwoods Successfully Defends GP Surgery

May 23, 2019

Stephen Hooper, who instructed Clare Hennessy of Serjeants'...

17 May 19

Adam Smith Appointed Assistant Coroner

May 17, 2019

We are pleased to announce the recent appointment of Eastwoods partner, Adam Smith, as Assistant Coroner for Milton Keynes. The firm has always assisted witnesses and represented Interested Persons...

03 May 19

Concussion in Football: Still Giving Doctors a Headache

May 3, 2019

During the much-anticipated Champions League clash between Tottenham Hotspur and Ajax this week, the eyes of the sporting world were once again directed towards the controversial issue of how a club...

10 Apr 19

Dr Bawa-Garba Restored to the Medical Register

April 10, 2019

Following a hearing at the Medical Practitioners Tribunals Service (MPTS) this week, Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba has been

03 Apr 19

Clinical Negligence Scheme for GPs Launched

April 3, 2019

On 1 April 2019, the government officially launched the long-awaited Clinical Negligence Scheme for General Practice. The...

21 Feb 19

Eastwoods Supports Police Officers

February 21, 2019

We are delighted to announce that Eastwoods has recently been added to the Legal Service Providers Panel of the Police Federation of England and Wales. Our ethos and history is focused entirely on...

08 Feb 19

Consultant Cardiologist faced Fitness to Practise Proceedings

February 8, 2019

Adam Smith was instructed by a consultant cardiologist who faced fitness to practise proceedings before a Medical Practitioners Tribunal of the MPTS regarding his alleged misconduct outside of the...

24 Jan 19

Eastwoods successfully defend dentist

January 24, 2019

Simon Eastwood and Anita Puri (instructing Jamas Hodivala of 2 Bedford Row) successfully represented a General Dental Practitioner before a Professional Conduct Committee of the General Dental...

02 Jan 19

GP IT Systems To Be Updated by 2023/2024

January 2, 2019

The Secretary of State for Health & Social Care, Matt Hancock, has announced government plans to overhaul IT systems in NHS GP practices by 2023 to 2024.  The GP IT Futures Framework will create...