New Partner Joins Sills & Betteridge In Nottingham

East Midlands law firm Sills & Betteridge LLP has recently appointed Suzanne McAuley as a Partner in the firm’s Nottingham Office.   Suzanne specialises in advising clients on personal matters. This includes estate planning, succession planning for business owners, wills, powers of attorney, trusts, tax planning, Court of Protection matters and mitigating the impact of care home fees. She will also work with the firm’s corporate clients to run clinics for employees who may need legal advice.   Suzanne is a fully accredited member of STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) and SFE (Solicitors for the Elderly). She will join a team of 16 specialists which includes department head…

Victim of Ambulance Paramedic’s Misdiagnosis Wins £3.5 Million from NHS

Victim of Ambulance Paramedic’s Misdiagnosis Wins £3.5 Million from NHS Ambulance personnel can make mistakes in emergency situations but it is only right that damages are paid if they are negligent. In one case, a woman who was left badly disabled after a life-threatening brain inflammation was misdiagnosed by a paramedic won a seven-figure compensation package from the NHS. The woman’s family thought that she might be having a stroke when they called an ambulance. She was in fact suffering from encephalitis, which the paramedic wrongly diagnosed as a urinary tract infection. That lulled the woman and her family into a false sense of security and it was only four…

Deadlocked Companies – Judges Have Power to End Paralysis

Deadlocked Companies – Judges Have Power to End Paralysis Companies in which no one has a controlling interest can easily become deadlocked if shareholders fall out. However, judges have a range of powers to bring such paralysis to an end and enable all concerned to move on with their lives. One High Court case exactly on point concerned a pipe fitting company in which two men each held 50 per cent of the shares. They were also co-directors but, after their business relationship ended acrimoniously, one of them (shareholder A) claimed that he had been excluded from the company. The other (shareholder B) had stopped his salary and purported to…