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July 11th, 2018

The ins and outs of medical negligence and personal injury claims


Medical negligence claimsBeing injured, whether through medical negligence or an accident caused by something that wasn’t your fault, is never pleasant. Whatever the cause, applying for compensation should definitely be on your mind. Compensation can help you get the treatment or rehabilitation you need to get your life back on track. It can also help supplement your income if you’ve had to take time off work due to your injuries. And if your injuries are completely life-changing, this financial assistance can support any house or car alterations you may have to make.

Even though the thought of going through the claims process may send you running for the hills, it’s important to seek out someone who can give you the advice and support you need in a way that puts your mind at ease. Working with a helpful and experienced solicitor who cares about you and the outcome of your case can make all the difference. This is where Foys comes in. We can be there to represent you whether you’ve suffered from medical negligence or had a personal injury accident that wasn’t your fault.

The ins and outs of medical negligence

When a medical mistake happens, you may find that your life will never be the same. Depending on the nature of the accident, you may be permanently unable to work and may require extensive rehabilitation. Our goal is to get you the compensation that can improve your quality of life and help you and your family have a secure future.

We can support you through a range of medical negligence issues, including:

  • Gynaecology/obstetrics/birth cases
  • Other hospital cases including orthopaedics and general surgery
  • GP, dental and optical cases
  • Claims relating to residential care
  • Fatal accidents
  • Private cosmetic surgery
  • Medical misdiagnosis

Personal injury solicitors with you in mind

If you’ve had a(n):

  • Road traffic accident;
  • Accident at work;
  • Slip or trip;
  • Serious injury or fatal accident;
  • Injury caused by neglect or abuse;
  • Injury caused by violent crime;

or

  • Injury caused by faulty goods,

you could be entitled to compensation.

Choosing Foys Solicitors as your personal injury solicitors means that you’ll get the help you need to make a strong claim for the compensation that can make all the difference in your life.

Get the compensation you deserve with Foys Solicitors

At Foys Solicitors, we are dedicated to providing expert advice and support to make claiming compensation a piece of cake. We’ve helped many people with their injury claims and we’ll be with you every step of the way to ensure that your claims process is as stress-free as possible. We know that receiving compensation for your injuries has the potential to make a difference in your life, which is why we’re here to represent you and get you the financial assistance you deserve.

We work on a no win no fee basis, meaning that if your case is unsuccessful, you don’t have to worry about paying any costs. We offer a free initial consultation where we can sit with you to discuss your injuries and work out how best to proceed with your case.

To find out how we can help you receive compensation for your injuries, call your local Foys Solicitors office today:

  • Doncaster – 01302 327 136
  • Retford – 01777 703 100
  • Worksop – 01909 500 511
  • Clowne – 01246 810 050
  • Rotherham – 01709 375 561
  • Sheffield (Waterthorpe) – 0114 251 1702
  • Sheffield (Chapeltown) – 0114 246 7609

July 4th, 2018

Claiming compensation with Foys Solicitors

Man with his arm in a sling is looking at a legal document, woman is behind him with a supportive hand on his right shoulder. They are claiming compensationWe’ve all been on the receiving end of one of those annoying phone calls that tell us we’ve been injured in an accident that wasn’t our fault. Usually, we’re eager to put the phone down and continue with our lives (after we’ve figured out how they got hold of our number in the first place). But when you’ve actually had an accident and you weren’t to blame, how do you know who to turn to? Do you wait with bated breath, hoping they’ll call you back? Or do you take the initiative and reach out to someone who can help you make a claim?

Making a claim is easy with Foys

Suffering from an injury, whatever the cause and severity, is never pleasant. Often, you’re forced to take time off work to recuperate, and can even face financial difficulties. In the worst case scenario, your life may be changed entirely due to the injury. This could result in you needing extensive medical treatment and rehabilitation, and you may also need to alter your house or car to cope with your injuries. All of these things can be very expensive and can leave you in a bit of a financial bind.

Dealing with the aftermath of your accident is complicated enough without having the added pressures of finding a personal injury solicitor who is prepared to support you and give you the information necessary to take your claim further. This is why you need to work with a solicitor who has had plenty of experience helping people get the compensation they deserve.

With Foys, you can rest assured knowing that we’ll be with you every step of the way throughout the entire claims process. We can determine the value of your claim and help you to negotiate a settlement that’s in your best interest. If you have to go to court because a settlement can’t be agreed on, we will be there to ensure you’re well represented and that you get the compensation you deserve.

Reach out to Foys

Choosing Foys as your personal injury solicitors mean that you’ll be working with people who genuinely care about your claim. We are dedicated to getting you the compensation you need to make your life more comfortable following your accident.

So, if you’ve been in an accident that wasn’t your fault and you need someone to fight in your corner, call your local Foys Solicitors office today:

  • Doncaster – 01302 327 136
  • Retford – 01777 703 100
  • Worksop – 01909 500 511
  • Clowne – 01246 810 050
  • Rotherham – 01709 375 561
  • Sheffield (Waterthorpe) – 0114 251 1702
  • Sheffield (Chapeltown) – 0114 246 7609

June 27th, 2018

Problems at work? Foys can help!

Old book titled Employment Law with gavel on topSo you’ve landed your dream job, but something’s not quite right? Maybe your boss is giving you a hard time, or you’ve been on the receiving end of discrimination? Perhaps you’ve been working at a company for a while and have just been told that your contract or retirement plan is being changed? Whatever your predicament, Foys can be there to help you find the most ideal solution.

Foys Solicitors fighting in your corner

Legal proceedings can be difficult to wrap your head around and there are aspects of employment law that are particularly complex. In cases such as these, turning to legal experts is the best way to ensure that you are getting the advice you need to take your case forward, whether that means discussing the issues in a controlled environment with our support or taking the case to court.

First and foremost, we can look into your employee contract and assess the terms and conditions laid out there. We can subsequently give you the tools you need to make an informed decision regarding your employment and the treatment you’ve received.

Our team of dedicated solicitors are the experts you need. We have amassed experience in a number of different employment law areas including:

  • Unfair or constructive dismissals
  • Discrimination at work
  • Redundancy
  • Settlement agreements
  • Change of contractual terms
  • Breaches of contract
  • Disciplinary and grievance hearings
  • Bullying and harassment at work
  • Equal pay
  • Issues with your retirement plan

Whatever your grievance or difficulty, we can be there to offer the advice and support you need to solve your problem so that you can start feeling excited to wake up every morning and head to a job you love.

At Foys, we believe that solicitor fees shouldn’t stop you from asking for legal advice. Because of this, we offer a competitively priced service and can help you figure out ways to fund your case, such as using insurance funding, fixed fees or operating under a no win no fee contract. We also encourage you to take advantage of our initial free consultation where you can meet with our solicitors to discuss your case and get a rough quote.

For more information on how we can support you through your employment issue, get in touch with your local Foys Solicitors office today.

June 20th, 2018

Thinking about the future: Writing a Will

Vintage pen and pocket watch on a Lass Will and Testament documentNobody likes thinking about their death or what will happen to their possessions after they’ve passed away. But writing a Will and taking the time to think about the future can make a positive difference to the people you will leave behind.

Why should I write a Will?

Creating a Will can make life easier for your family as a Will outlines who gets what and reduces the risk of your family arguing over your estate. It’s important to realise that if you die before making a Will, you’ll have no say over where your assets go. Instead, the courts will decide who your possessions will be given to, meaning that some people may get left out or your assets may go to people you would have chosen to disinherit.

The solution? Write a Will that outlines where your estate should go. Doing this will ensure that your assets are going to the people you care about. You can leave your house to the children, your car to your best friend and even a cash lump sum to your dog!

Foys believes in family

Foys Solicitors offers a comprehensive service to those who are looking to think about their future and create a Will to benefit their loved ones. Our solicitors are dedicated to providing a cost-effective service that works for you, and we can give you advice and support throughout the entire process.

As well as working with you to produce a Will that ticks all the boxes you need, we can also conduct probate following the death of a loved one in your life. Probate is the legal term for verifying a Will and carrying it out. As understanding solicitors, we are sensitive to your recent loss and will help you access your assets with ease, while also ensuring that you are aware of your rights when it comes to inheritance tax.

Our Wills and probate service includes:

  • Preparing a Will
  • Obtaining a Grant of Probate
  • Distributing a deceased’s estate
  • Advising and preparing Trust Deeds

With these services, you can rest in peace knowing that your loved ones will be taken care of after you’re gone. You can also rest assured that we have the skills necessary to conduct probate effectively and efficiently following the death of a loved one.

To find out how our Wills and probate services can help you and your family, contact your local Foys Solicitors office today.

June 13th, 2018

Here’s how mediation can save you money

Dealing with divorce, attempting to solve childcare disagreements or financial issues with an estranged partner can be stressful and time-consuming. And if you need to head to court, it can also be costly. To reach a solution in a way that doesn’t cost the earth, it’s a good idea to turn to mediation.

Mediation is a tool that involves effective communication between two or more parties before an external and impartial mediator. The goal of mediation is for all sides to come to an agreement regarding the issue at hand, whether you’re parents discussing child custody or a couple deciding who gets what after a divorce. One of the best things about using mediation is that you can avoid having to go to court, meaning that you can cut the cost of solving your problem.

During the process of mediation, the mediator will help all parties voice their concerns and make decisions based on their specific needs until a Memorandum of Understanding has been reached. The Memorandum officially records the agreement and outlines the next steps of action that all parties must take. It can also be made into a binding contract by the court if necessary. Following mediation, the ideal outcome is for all parties to come to an appropriate solution that can be effectively maintained. Having your say in a calm and relaxed mediation meeting means that you don’t have to aggressively fight your corner in a stressful court situation.

Finding a solution with Foys Solicitors

With Foys Solicitors, you can rest assured that you’ll be working with confidential and impartial mediators who can encourage you to communicate effectively. Our mediators are Family Mediation Council accredited, allowing them to undertake mediation sessions and conduct assessment meetings. As members of the Family Mediation Association, Foys’ mediators also have the relevant knowledge and experience to support you as you work at finding a solution in a stress-free environment.

We can help you with a range of family issues, including:

  • Divorce
  • Separation
  • Childcare
  • Money and finances
  • Property

Choosing mediation over court action is generally the cheaper option. Foys Solicitors offers mediation sessions at competitive hourly rates and fixed fees, meaning that there’ll be no hidden surprises once your case has been resolved. You can contact us for a free initial consultation where we can learn more about your problem and give you a rough quote for our mediation services. Working with a Foys mediator is the best and most cost-effective way to reach a solution that works for everyone.

For more information on how our mediation service can save you money, or to book a free initial consultation, contact your local Foys Solicitors office today.

June 6th, 2018

Is your commercial property making your business money?

Modern office interior
Part of owning a business is having a commercial property where you can trade from. Whether you’re making money in retail, hospitality or any other service, it’s vital that you’re able to make your business property work best for you.

If you’re looking to lease or buy a property for your business, the reality is that there are many hoops you’ll have to jump through before you have the keys to the property in your hands. Working with a trained commercial property solicitor will ensure that the leasing or buying process will happen effortlessly since they can give you the boost you need to jump through those hoops with ease.

Deciding to lease a commercial property will mean dealing with a landlord. Most of the time, landlord/tenant relationships go smoothly, especially if you pay your rent on time. However, sudden changes or alterations in lease contracts, or your landlord not upholding aspects of your contract, can create friction. This can result in an overall lack of communication between you, the tenant, and your landlord, and the issue can potentially escalate. Having a commercial property solicitor in your corner means that they can liaise with your landlord on your behalf to reach a solution you’re looking for.

Working with Foys means less work for you

As commercial property solicitors, Foys has the knowledge and experience you need to guarantee that your commercial property is making your business money. We can provide you with a wealth of advice, including providing information on:

  • Acquisition and disposal of freehold and leasehold property
  • Development site acquisitions and disposals
  • Landlord and tenant matters
  • Asset management

Dealing with the legal aspects of commercial property can be complicated, which is why Foys Solicitors are here – to cut through the technical jargon and get to the heart of the matter. We’ll always put you first and ensure that we’re working towards a best possible solution for you.

And the best thing about working with Foys? There are no hidden fees or charges, which means that you don’t have to worry about any nasty surprises when our work together comes to an end. We also offer an initial free consultation where we can learn more about your case and give you a better idea of what your costs with us will be.

For more information on how Foys Solicitors can help you with any commercial property issues you have, call your local Foys office today.

May 30th, 2018

Foys Solicitors: Defending loved ones with dementia

Protecting loved one with dementiaLast week was Dementia Action Week. With Alzheimer’s Society encouraging the public to get involved and support people with dementia, it was the perfect time to raise awareness about what it means to actually live with dementia.

In the UK, there are currently 850,000 people with dementia, and numbers are expected to rise to over 1 million by 2025. As the figures increase, the UK Government needs to start thinking about cost of future dementia care.

When it comes to dementia, thinking about future care is important. There are many options available – from moving into a care home to receiving care in your own home – and so it’s important to think about each choice carefully before making a decision that’s right for you.

Whether you’re personally dealing with dementia or someone you love has been affected by it, knowing that you’re not alone and that can you get the help you need from solicitors who care, can make a big difference.

Working with elderly care in mind

Knowing your rights and where to go for efficient and straight talking legal assistance will make your situation easier to manage, especially because you don’t have to feel anxious about any legal jargon. As solicitors for the elderly, Foys is dedicated to ensuring that organising your future care is as quick and simple as possible, particularly for those with dementia.

In cases where you may be worried about your own mental capacity or that of a loved one, we can help you appoint a Lasting Power of Attorney. This means that there’s always someone you trust available to make financial and medical decisions on your behalf.

Our hardworking team have the expertise necessary to help you with your future elderly care. In addition to this, we offer practical and honest advice, and can even visit you at home if necessary.

We recognise that everyone is different and that your future care requirements will be unique to you. This is why we offer bespoke services that cater to what you need, meaning that we won’t rest until we’ve created an elderly care plan that is perfect for you.

Call your local Foys Solicitors office today to find out how we can give you the legal advice you need to make the best decision for your future elderly care.

May 23rd, 2018

Thinking about buying a house with your spouse? Our conveyancers can help!

With Harry and Meghan getting hitched last Saturday, the country is still gripped by wedding fever. They’ve got a cottage at Kensington Palace sorted, but many married couples are still waiting to move into a house that’s entirely theirs. Whether you’ve just tied the knot or have been married for a while, buying a house with your partner is an exciting step forward in your relationship. We’re under no illusion that although a fun and thrilling experience, purchasing a new house can be incredibly stressful too. This is why we offer an excellent conveyancy service, to help take the pressure off making that life-changing decision.

How can Foys’ conveyancy solicitors help?

Our conveyancy service is tailored to what you need, whether you’re looking to sell a property you already own or wanting to prepare a lease agreement. When it comes to dealing with property in any capacity, you’ll find that documents are often peppered with legal jargon that can be difficult to crack. We can provide you with expert guidance and advice, allowing you to make an informed decision and helping you to understand the process in its entirety.

It’s especially important to seek legal advice if you’re planning on purchasing a property with your spouse but are wanting to hold it in unequal shares, for example, if one of you is paying a larger deposit than the other. Such contracts, known as Trust Deeds, can be complicated to get your head around, so working with someone who knows what they’re doing is key.

A property service to suit every budget

We know that having to call on a solicitor can make people nervous, mostly because they’re concerned about costs. With Foys, you don’t have to worry about facing any hidden charges. We’re upfront and honest, providing competitive fixed fees that don’t send you running for the hills.

We also offer a free initial consultation that will help us to get a better picture of your situation and the specific assistance you require. Following this, we can give you a structured breakdown of the costs of our services. We recognise that no two marriages are the same, and neither are two housing situations. Because of this, we provide bespoke legal advice with you and your partner in mind.

To find out how we can work with you and your spouse before you take the leap to purchase a property together, call your local Foys Solicitors office today.

May 22nd, 2018

Foys attend Doncaster Business Conference

On Friday 18 May, Anuj Makol and Kim Ashley – the joint Managing Partners of Foys – attended the Doncaster Business Conference.

Both Anuj and Kim left the conference feeling invigorated and enthused by the range of speeches and debates they attended. Some of the most memorable ones included:

  • A passionate speech by Dan Fell, the Chief Executive of the Doncaster Chamber.
  • An informative presentation by Robert Hough CBE, the Chairman of Peel Airports Group, on the future growth of Doncaster Sheffield Airport, and the benefits this growth is expected to bring.
  • A positive debate on the ways in which Doncaster has harnessed young talent, and how it can continue to do so.
  • A lively panel debate surrounding the idea of creating a vibrant cultural space in Doncaster.
  • An opportunity to chat with and question MPs such as Ed Miliband, Caroline Flint and Dame Rosie Winterton.

Many Doncaster based businesses also attended the conference. With them, Anuj and Kim discussed a range of topics, such as Doncaster’s position as an excellent hub for business and culture, and how they can work together to ensure the town’s continued growth. They also discussed the challenges that Doncaster faces and brainstormed ways in which they could overcome these challenges as a community, primarily focusing on engaging the young people of Doncaster and fostering local talent.

Foys Solicitors are proud to have an office in the vibrant and exciting town of Doncaster. We, like the town itself, are always looking for ways to grow and support the local community.

For more information on how we can help you with your legal needs, contact your local Doncaster office today on 01302 327 136.

We also have offices in:

  • Retford 01777 703 100
  • Worksop 01909 500 511
  • Clowne 01246 810 050
  • Rotherham 01709 375 561
  • Sheffield – Waterthorpe 0114 251 1702
  • Sheffield – Chapeltown 0114 246 7609

May 18th, 2018

Foys Royal Wedding celebrations are a triumph!

 

Our office celebrations yesterday were a true Royal success!

The initial proposal went well, with Partner Clare Morgan saying a resounding YES to the doughnut-sized ring, before our very own Harry and Meghan shared their first dance.

Our seven offices throughout England were patriotically transformed into a sea of Union Jack flags and splashes of red, white and blue. There were also a whole host of delicious buns and cakes on offer, with smiles as far as the eye could see

And although it was all fun and games, we also raised an impressive princely sum of £500 for the charity CRISIS. We will be donating this money in lieu of a wedding gift to the new Royal couple.

Foys Solicitors wish Harry and Meghan a happy future together.