Collins Benson Goldhill to Attend Lunch! Exhibition in September at Old Billingsgate

Collins Benson Goldhill LLP has many clients within the restaurant, leisure, hotels and catering industries. CBG acts for a number of well known branded restaurant groups and has assisted them by dealing with all the legal aspects of securing sites to facilitate their rapid expansion through England.

Building on its strengths in these areas and to get closer to the industry Collins Benson Goldhill LLP will be taking a stand at the Lunch! Exhibition which will take place on 29/30 September 2011 at Old Billingsgate Market London. The Exhibition won a Best Trade Show Award in 2010. This follows Collins Benson Goldhill LLP’s attendance at a coffee fair in Earls Court in 2010 and viewing the World Championship baristas competition.

Collins Benson Goldhill LLP has been working closely throughout 2011 with Cafe Install and Cafe Essential magazines providing monthly legal analysis and articles to these publications.

Acting as a key adviser to well known high street branded restaurant chains as well as start – up concepts, and working with other advisers in the sector Collins Benson Goldhill LLP is keen to promote its services to the industry.

To find out more, visit us at Stand G706.

Collins Benson Goldhill LLP is a Lexcel* accredited firm of Solicitors in West Londonbased on Great Portland Street (just off Oxford Circus), which has been established for 21 years specialising in providing affordable, practical and professional advice in connection with all aspects of commercial law. Its business service team is experienced in advising start up and growing companies in all aspects of their business, including shareholder agreements, investment agreements, employment agreements, and commercial law contracts. Further information about Collins Benson Goldhill LLP’s services can be found at

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James Scott Farrin launches Workers Comp Web site

The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin is proud to announce the launch of its new NC Workers’ Compensation informational site –

While the site will contain information about the firm and its North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Department, the bulk of the Web site will be devoted to information about the intricacies of Workers Comp law in North Carolina . The site is intended to provide information to anyone who has suffered an on-the-job injury or work-related illness or otherwise seeks more information about the N.C. Workers Compensation.

Topics include:

  • About the North Carolina Industrial Commission (NCIC)
  • NC Workers Comp eligibility
  • Common injuries
  • How to file a claim
    Why you might need an attorney
  • Common terms
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

The site is also frequently updated with the latest news and information about Workers Comp in North Carolina.

The Workers’ Compensation Department at the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin includes four North Carolina Board Certified Specialists in Workers Compensation Law. These individuals are certified by the North Carolina State Bar as having demonstrated special knowledge, skill, and proficiency in Workers’ Comp. law. Several members of the team have also worked as defense lawyers for the insurance industry, so they have seen the law from both sides.

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PHC Law Firm Celebrates Their 10th Anniversary

Today, Preston based personal injury from, PHC Law Ltd, celebrate their 10th anniversary.

From humble beginnings starting off as a one man band, the firm has grown to become one of the most reputable personal injury solicitors in Preston, and surrounding areas with a total staff number of 15 and counting.

Philip H Cuerden, Managing Director explains “I wanted to develop a specialist firm that was able to respond to our clients efficiently to the personal injury environment. Although the myth of “compensation culture” continues to be reported by the media that it is easy for any one to pursue and successfully make a claim for compensation that is not the case.

Many of the laws that govern the service that we provide have been around for decades, since the law of negligence was established in 1931.

The firm has seen a significant change in legislation in recent years, aimed at safeguarding the workforce.

People awareness of the right to bring a claim if they are a victim of an accident due to someone else’s negligence has changed. However, establishing that fault remains the challenge and is what our team of solicitors is dedicated to”

“Although we have a English and Polish client base, our future aim is to raise our profile both locally and Nationally to make sure that we are the first port of call for those unlucky enough to suffer an injury as a result of an accident.

To achieve this we have recently invested in the re-launch of our new website, and also partnered with one of the UK’s leading SEO agencies who we are working very closely with to make sure that we are featured on page one of Google when ever someone browses online for a ‘No win, No Fee’ solicitor.

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Jewish Lawyers Network Launches New Hip Replacement Helpline

Jewish Lawyers Network has launched a hip replacement helpline. According to Lisa Spitzer MSW,” these faulty hip replacements affect seniors at a time in their lives when quality of life and independence are crucial factors” “Any surgery takes longer to recover from. The psychological and physical effects put seniors back months”. ” Having to go through additional pain and surgeries can lead to severe depression and a downhill process”

In the months since a recall of the DePuy ASR XL artificial hip, DePuy might be facing the recall of yet another one of its hip replacements, the Pinnacle Acetabular Component, which has been facing increased scrutiny for its premature failures.

Like the ASR XL, the Depuy Pinnacle is a metal on metal system that was designed to last at least 10-15 years but now, orthopedic surgeons are reporting that these devices have been failing within one to two years of being implanted into their patients.

That’s not good news for DePuy, a division of Johnson & Johnson, which has implanted over 150,000 Pinnacle hip replacements into patients since it was put into service in 2001. Its recent recall of the defective ASR metal-on-metal hip implant systems has forced thousands of hip implant patients to have additional, painful and expensive hip revision surgeries. This effects seniors the most. All surgeries at that age are traumatic with extensive recovery time and rehabilitation. After the surgery, the patient, can spend weeks in a rehabilitation facility away from family, friends and routine. This isolation can effect mood. After discharge there is usually weeks of in home rehabilitation. Going through this once, according to Spitzer, is traumatic, We do not know how many seniors can actually go through this twice and regain the pre-surgery level of functioning. Spitzer feels this will not only affect an individuals quality of life but perhaps even life span, depending on age and other health factors. “If a senior has kept going, for instance, by play golf every day with friends and he or she loses this, it could be a downhill road” You may contact the helpline by calling 1 877-522-2123.

Although the ASR and Pinnacle are both metal on metal systems, there are significant differences between the two insofar as:
* the ASR is a monoblock design whereas the Pinnacle uses a modular system.
* the ASR cup is made of one solid piece of metal whereas the Pinnacle has an outer shell
* The Pinnacle is designed in such a way that the surgeon has the option to place a metal, ceramic or polyethylene liner inside the metal outer cup

Much of the problem seems to be with the Pinnacle 36 mm Ultamet Metal-on-Metal component which is failing at an unacceptably high rate. One of the theories seeking to determine the cause suggests that a design problem flows from the fact that the device has been created with one of the lowest clearance levels in the industry. The only other implant with a clearance level this low is the DePuy ASR.

Attorneys and experts investigating the basis for the high rate of failure point to the product design and believe that DePuy created a very narrow window for proper placement of the prosthesis and inadequately trained surgeons in the proper implantation technique.

Like, the recalled DePuy ASR system, the Pinnacle was permitted to reach the market under the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) controversial 510(k) approval process, which allows a medical device to be placed on the market without being subjected to necessary clinical trials as long as the manufacturer can show that the device is “substantially equivalent” to a device already approved on the market. DePuy’s ASR system avoided obligatory clinical trials by showing that it was fundamentally similar to the DePuy Pinnacle hip replacement system, raising some serious issues.

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