BBC South East interviews Nick Fairweather about local Pathology Recall

BBC South East interviews Nick Fairweather about local Pathology Recall

The newly formed North Kent Pathology Service has now recalled 3,292 patients since non – urgent blood services were centralised in June 2018. The service is to undergo review by the Royal College of Pathologists.

Nick Fairweather was asked to comment on the issue by the BBC today and appeared on BBC Radio Kent and BBC South East. Please click below to see his TV performance.   

£299,000 recovered for failure to obtain valid consent

£299,000 recovered for failure to obtain valid consent

05.02.19 – Our client, a 48-year-old man from Broadstairs, Kent, was suffering with a bony prominence on the top of his left foot, which had been present for some years and which caused him some discomfort when wearing his work boots (but was otherwise of no consequence), when he was referred by his GP to the orthopaedic team at the QEQM Hospital in 2007 to ascertain what treatment options were available / recommended.

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We are recruiting! Clinical Negligence Paralegal

We are recruiting! Clinical Negligence Paralegal

Fairweathers Solicitors LLP are a niche legal practice specialising in clinical negligence claims. Based in modern offices in Estuary View Business Park Whitstable, we have a 5 strong team of experienced solicitors working exclusively in this area of law. We only represent patients, not NHS Trusts, doctors or other health care professionals. Our caseload encompasses all areas of clinical practice from dental claims right through to multimillion birth injury actions. 

We are seeking a graduate / young professional looking to gain some hands-on legal experience to join our team. You will be assisting with a busy, varied and extremely interesting workload as well as supporting the Department administratively. This is an excellent opportunity to engage in some fascinating and diverse clinical negligence work in a friendly, supportive environment. 

The Role 

The role will include taking new client details and acquiring all relevant documentation, including conducting research, as relevant, into the medical and legal topics that arise. Presenting the potential new client information to a weekly meeting of the team. Supporting the firm in an administrative capacity as required. Supporting fee earners on casework as required. Supervision, support and relevant training will be provided. 

The Candidate 

Key attributes the client will require include strong communication and administration skills; an ability to adhere to and manage deadlines and a high level of organisation. They will need to be self-motivated with good attention to detail and a high level of proficiency in IT. 

A university degree is preferred but not essential. Any previous medical experience would be welcome and we would ask that you please reference this in your application. 

How To Apply 

To apply please send your CV and a covering letter via email to TracieL@fairweather-solicitors.co.uk (Tracie Linehan, Office Manager) or via post to Fairweathers Solicitors LLP, 9 Boorman Way, Estuary View Business Park, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 3SE.

Fairweathers triumph at Stour Chambers charity quiz night

Fairweathers triumph at Stour Chambers charity quiz night

28th Jan’19 – A ‘crack’ team from Fairweathers Solicitors saw off 23 other local legal teams to win the coveted Stour Chambers annual charity quiz on Friday.We donated an overnight big cat safari experience for the evenings raffle. To date the event has raised an impressive £4,573 for Pilgrims Hospice which is one of our favoured charities. With thanks to Stour Chambers and our team of Marie and John Siddle, Alex Tengroth, Steve (James Bond) Evans, Nick and Millie Fairweather.

If you or a member of your family believes you have a claim then please do not hesitate to phone us free on 0800 999 5585, request a call back or submit your case details.

Fairweathers becomes The Haven Project’s first ‘Corporate Friend’

Fairweathers becomes The Haven Project’s first ‘Corporate Friend’

The Haven Project, based in Whitstable, began in November 2016 and offers simple help and kindness to people sleeping rough in the town. People can receive a warm dry place to be, with hot drinks, snacks, a laundry and showers. In Whitstable, a number of people have nowhere to call their own to sleep at night. They rely on finding shelter where they can: a friend’s sofa, under a fire escape, in a disused garage, next to a beach hut. Other people are just a step away from this desperate situation: they suffer abuse for the sake of a place to stay.

The project is run by Churches Together and based at St John’s Methodist Church. The project also receives help from other charities such as Porchlight who offer advice and support on housing. Food Bank who offer guests food and toiletries to take with them for the next few days and Soup Cellar at The Whitstable Umbrella Centre who serve a hot midday meal before church services.

We are proud to have made a donation of £1000 and to have become Haven’s first ‘Corporate Friend’.

In October 2018 they also received a grant from the National Lottery and together with willing volunteers it has enabled them to open for a second afternoon each week.

The Haven Project is open every Monday and Wednesday from 2pm – 4pm at St John’s Methodist Church Hall on Argyle Road.

December 2018 Happy Christmas

December 2018 Happy Christmas

 

Wishing all our Clients, Experts, Counsel and Suppliers a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year from all at Fairweathers