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Please find below the latest blogs from our Injury Services team.

My Brother Has Suffered a Brain Injury. Can I Take Charge of His Affairs?

Bethan Robart
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"My brother has suffered a brain injury after an accident and he needs someone to manage his affairs. He is happy for me to do this. How do we put this in motion?" I’m sorry to hear about your brother’s accident. Hopefully, you...

My Mother is Delaying Seeing Her GP and I'm Worried About a Possible Cancer Risk

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"We have a history of lung cancer in my family and I’m concerned that my mother is delaying going to the GP for a persistent cough – she’s worried about exposure to Covid. Do you have any advice?" It is very important that...

Let's Help To Keep Each Other Safe For Injury Prevention Week

Mei Li
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Injury Prevention Week is always a good opportunity for us all to think about how we interact with the world around us - while we are at work, at home and during leisure time. The theme of this year’s Injury Prevention Week, organised by APIL...

Brain Injury Services in Wales - A Time For Change

Rebecca Bennett
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A “Call for Action” was the appeal made at the recent launch of the “Acquired Brain Injury and Neurorehabilitation in Wales: Time for Change” report published 6 July 2021, which sets out key recommendations as to how...

Accessible Summer Days Out in South Wales

Rebecca Bennett
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Are you looking for a day out this summer that caters for individuals with reduced mobility? Rebecca Bennett, Associate Solicitor in our Injury Services team, shares her top 5 accessible spots to enjoy your ice cream in the sunshine (!) in South Wales this...

'Whiplash Reforms' - Changes in compensation claims for Road Traffic Accidents

Ceri Noble
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The Ministry of Justice has recently confirmed that the implementation of the new ‘Whiplash Reforms’ will come into force from 31 May 2021. These reforms will completely change the way in which Personal Injury claims arising out of Road Traffic...

Don't Delay Seeking Vital Diagnosis Amid Covid Fears

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The news that cancer referrals have reduced significantly across Wales during the Covid-19 pandemic is raising real concerns that thousands of people may be going undiagnosed because they are staying away from their GP due to Covid-19 fears. Clearly, added...

Accredited Training Body Warns of a Ticking Time Bomb For Asbestos Illness Cases

JCP Solicitors
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The UK Asbestos Training Association (UKATA) has warned there may be more deaths from asbestos over the next 15-60 years because of a lapse in vital safety training during the Coronavirus crisis. The group has spoken out about the impact on training...

We're Remembering Memory Loss During Brain Injury Week

Mei Li
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With Brain Injury Week getting underway from 28 September to 4 October, JCP is backing Headway’s Memory Loss campaign, to highlight the stark effect memory loss can have upon all aspects of people’s lives. Here at JCP Solicitors we work with...

How I helped my Personal Injury Clients during the Pandemic

Ceri Noble
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Ceri Noble was a trainee solicitor in the Personal Injury team at JCP Solicitors at the start of the Coronavirus pandemic. On the 1st September 2020 she qualified as an Associate Solicitor in the team. In this blog she talks about helping clients during...

JCP Solicitors Backs Headway's Protect Your Melon Campaign

Mei Li
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As people in Wales continue to embrace two wheels instead of four, post-lockdown, here at JCP we are pleased to put our weight behind an important campaign by Headway to encourage cyclist to wear helmets. Cycling is enjoying a real moment across Wales, with...

What is Britney's conservatorship and how would it be different in the UK?

Jac Staddon
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The #FreeBritney campaign has been one of the most head-turning campaigns to make waves across social media this month. This unusual case sees the pop star attempt to extract herself from her ‘conservatorship’ - a legal concept in the United...

APIL Injury Prevention Week 2020

Mei Li
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During lockdown, it is likely that most of us became used to very little traffic on the roads, walking and cycling, whilst listening to the sound of the birds.  Since the lockdown has eased and things have started to return to some sort...

JCP Named Finalist in Wales Legal Awards 2020

Hayley Davies
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JCP Solicitors has been shortlisted in two categories of this year’s Wales Legal Awards – Private Client Team of the Year and Innovation in Response to COVID-19. These prestigious awards pressed ahead in spite of the recent upheaval faced by the...

Keith, Mei and Matthew Put Their Heads Together For Brain Injury Clients

JCP Solicitors
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We are very pleased that Mei Li and Matthew Owen have joined Keith Thomas, all from our Injury Services Team , to be listed in the Headway Head Injury Solicitors’ Directory 2020, in recognition of their expertise in the area of brain injury. The...

Food Allergens and Product Mislabelling

Ian Rees
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Recently, the news has highlighted the dangers of food allergies having devastating consequences for food allergy suffers due to being food products being mislabelled. Guidance states that food labelling should be accurate and specific but in reality,...

What Should You Do If You Are Involved In A Cycling Accident?

Rebecca Bennett
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It’s no secret that, in the UK, cycling is in the middle of a boom, with over 2.7 million adults throughout the country taking to their bikes at least once a week. Unfortunately however, as cycling has increased in popularity, so too has the number of...

Headway Are The Winners Thanks to Ironman World Championship Competitor

Rebecca Bennett
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A long-standing champion of Headway has raised £1,250 for the Neath Port Talbot Branch by completing the immense physical challenge of the Ironman World Championship race in Hawaii. In her day job as an Associate Solicitor in JCP Solicitors’...

It's a Lovely Day For a Bike Ride - But Are You Insured?

Rebecca Bennett
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After a long winter, the first few sunny days of spring often mark a sudden increase in the number of cyclists out on the roads.  Whilst brakes, tyres and chains are diligently checked, often one of the most important considerations, insurance, can be...

Are Pharmacists Under Too Much Pressure?

JCP Solicitors
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In December 2016 the Department of Health began to cut community pharmacy funding. It is anticipated that cuts will total more than £200 million by March 2018, despite our population getting older and needs becoming more complex.  The BBC...

Meet our Deputy Legal Team

Lynne Morgan
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Not many lawyers have photographs of their clients posted on the walls of their office. Few get invited to 40th birthday parties, or share in celebrations for their other red-letter days. But as a Professional Deputy, Lynne Morgan’s role is unlike any...

Legal Expert From JCP Appointed West Wales Law Society President

Thomas Rees
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A Medical Negligence solicitor from South and West Wales law firm, JCP Solicitors, has been appointed as the West Wales Law Society President. Thomas Rees, Associate Solicitor at JCP Solicitors, has been on the committee of the West Wales Law Society for...

First Timer Rebecca Takes To The Ironman Podium

Rebecca Bennett
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One of the victors of the Ironman Wales 2017 event, Rebecca Bennett, can be particularly proud of her category win, since Tenby was her first ever Ironman event. Rebecca, a 30-year-old Medical Negligence Solicitor at JCP Solicitors, came first in the female...

Staying Safe On Two Wheels

Rebecca Bennett
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Whilst cycling is one of the healthiest activities you can adopt, it isn’t without risk, and JCP has helped a number of clients who have had serious accidents on two wheels, due to the fault of another road user. Rebecca Bennett is an Associate...

The Anti Gravity Treadmill- Walking On The Moon.

Rebecca Bennett
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It’s not often that you have the opportunity to feel what it is like to walk on the moon, but that’s exactly what some of our Injury Services team experienced at a recent visit to a local specialist Neuro–Physiotherapy clinic, Equinox...

Injury Team Member Gains Panel Status

Kirsty Meech
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Kirsty Meech, Injury Services team member and Associate Solicitor at JCP Solicitors has gained accreditation of the Law Society’s Personal Injury Accreditation Scheme. The voluntary scheme acknowledges and verifies the accomplishment and...

Ask The Legal Experts: Road Traffic Accidents & Loss of Earnings

Claire Goldsworthy
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In this article JCP Consultant Claire Goldsworthy advises a farm worker about a personal injury claim. I was involved in a traffic accident while on my way to work as a farmhand. I sustained a broken leg so I am going to be out of action for some...

NHS Complaints in England and Wales and the Importance of Free Independent Legal Advice

Rebecca Bennett
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The NHS is an integral part of our society and, for the majority of those patients who find themselves in need of medical treatment and care, something which they could not be without. However, it is sadly the case that there are patients who unfortunately...

#TeamJCP Win The Back Up Push

JCP Solicitors
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JCP Solicitors, Equinox Physiotherapy, and wheelchair volunteer Brian Roberts took on the challenge to race 12 other teams to the top of Snowdon, all in aid of the charity the Back Up Trust. Brian is an inspiring young sportsman, who before his motorbike...

JCP Solicitors Bolster Medical Negligence Team

JCP Solicitors
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A leading Welsh law firm has received a boost following the appointment of another Medical Negligence specialist to its team – which is now the largest Medical Negligence team in South West Wales. Solicitor Rebecca Bennett has joined JCP Solicitors...

South West Wales Brain Injury Group Launched To Educate And Support

Lynne Morgan
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An awareness group to help people learn more about brain injury, and to provide a forum for brain injury survivors, their carers and healthcare professionals, has been set up in South West Wales. The South West Wales Brain Injury Group (SWWBIG) was founded...

JCP Head Of Medical Negligence Cements His Position As A Business Owner

Matthew Owen
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A Director at JCP Solicitors and Head of Medical Negligence, Matthew Owen has been made a Business Owner with the company. A Member of the Law Society Specialist Clinical Negligence Panel, Matthew’s specialism in serious cases involving brain injury...

Get Up For Back Up!

Chris Shaw
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When our Marketing Director asked me if I wanted to climb Snowdon for the charity Back Up, I thought why not, that doesn’t sound too bad, a bit of additional training incorporated into my normal gym routine and I’m there. How wrong could I be?! ...