An inquest was held last week, following the tragic death of Mitchell Powell who died at just 26 years old during heart valve replacement surgery at the Bristol Heart Institute,...Read more
We are proud to help make a difference in the lives of people who have been negligently harmed due to accidents, medical negligence, or asbestos exposure.
Our expert team of solicitors and lawyers are frequently active in the media commenting on high-profile stories affecting our clients.
Take a look at our press and TV coverage below.
- Asbestos-related Stories
- Lee Brown Inquest
- Ben Condon Case
- Community Champion of the Year 2021
- The Wilden Inquest
- Novum Law Cardiff
- Inquest at Gwent Coroner Service
- The Length of Britain Challenge
- Inquest at Birmingham and Solihull Coroner’s Court
- The Impact of Gender on Brain Injury
- Shrewsbury and Telford Maternity Services Scandal
- Misdiagnosis during COVID-19
- Delayed cancer treatment due to COVID-19
- Cancelled cancer clinical drug trial due to COVID-19
- Delayed cancer diagnosis due to COVID-19
Swindon Advertiser: Brothers who worked on Swindon railways killed by asbestos diseases
Lee Brown Inquest
Lee Brown died after being hit by a Metro at Shiremoor station. Mary Smith from Novum Law, who is a specialist inquest lawyer and a patient safety expert is supporting the Lee family.
Ben Condon Case (High Court)
The High Court has approved the application by the parents of baby Ben Condon, who died in April 2015, to quash the original inquest verdict into his tragic death and has ordered a fresh inquest.
Ben Condon Case (PHSO)
The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO) has finally published its report on the death of an eight-week-old baby, Ben Condon at Bristol Children’s Hospital in April 2015. Mary Smith from Novum Law, who is a specialist inquest lawyer and a patient safety expert is supporting the Condon family.
The Independent – Shaun Lintern: ‘A deliberate attempt to deceive’: NHS trust severely criticised after father’s six year fight for justice
The Guardian – Denis Campbell: Baby died after hospital’s ‘catalogue of failings’, NHS inquiry finds
BBC Points West – Andrew Plant:
Evening Standard: Report finds ‘catalogue of failings’ in baby’s care
Gazette & Herald: Report finds ‘catalogue of failings’ in baby’s care
Northern Echo: Report finds ‘catalogue of failings’ in baby’s care
Independent – Shaun Lintern: The unintended consequences of talking tough
Somerset County Gazette: “Catalogue of failings” led to baby Ben Condon’s death at Bristol Royal Hospital
Community Champion of the Year 2021
County Press: Paralegal awarded for Isle of Wight community work
Isle of Wight Radio: Isle Of Wight Paralegal Crowned ‘Community Champion Of The Year 2021’
Today’s Wills And Probate: National Paralegal Awards 2021 winners celebrate with virtual ceremony
The Wilden Inquest
Luke Wilden (18) died in his Bedford flat on 22 May 2020 from cardiotoxicity (heart failure). An inquest has found that multiple systemic failures by Bedfordshire’s mental health services contributed to his tragic and untimely death. Mary Smith represents the family.
Novum Law Cardiff
Novum Law Cardiff has strengthened its team with the appointment of Associate Solicitor, Rhiannon Davies, following a period of rapid growth for the firm, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. In recognition of the success of Novum Law’s Cardiff office since its launch in July 2019, Phillip Gower, who heads up the Cardiff team, has just been promoted to Director of Novum Law.
Business News Wales: New Key Appointment for Cardiff Specialist Law Firm
Business Biscuit: Three new key appointments at specialist law firm
Inquest at Gwent Coroner Service
Demi Reed died from an overdose of prescription drugs which a coroner claimed should have been spotted far sooner, and had it, would have saved her life. Phillip Gower, director of Novum Law in Cardiff worked on Demi’s case with barrister Edwin Buckett.
The Length of Britain Challenge – Silverlining Brain Injury Charity
Kim Chamberlain, Director of Novum Law, is finished her epic 1,084-mile virtual run across the length of Great Britain to help support brain injury survivors supported by The Silverlining Brain Injury Charity.
Swindon Advertiser: Lawyer runs every day – through all weathers – for brain injury survivors
This is Wiltshire: Lawyer runs every day – through all weathers – for brain injury survivors
Inquest at Birmingham and Solihull Coroner’s Court
Novum Law is representing the family of Azra Parveen Hussain (nee Sultan), a 40-year-old mother of four, who tragically died on 6 May 2020 at Mary Seacole House, a mental health hospital run by Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (BSMHT) after several missed opportunities to keep her safe. At an inquest at Birmingham and Solihull Coroner’s Court, which concluded this week, evidence was heard that Azra was the seventh in-patient of the Trust to use an en-suite bathroom door to hang themselves since 2013.
BBC Midlands News (Video)
The impact of gender on brain injury
Louise Gardner, associate solicitor at Novum Law, outlines the impact of gender on brain injury and asks if there is an imbalance in the way women’s brain injuries are assessed and treated.
Shrewsbury and Telford Maternity Services Scandal
Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals (SaTH) NHS Trust has been under investigation since 2017 and the investigation has subsequently uncovered 1,862 serious incidents, including hundreds of avoidable deaths and an unusually high number of maternity deaths between 2000 and 2019. Read Hannah Carr’s blog post about the scandal.
Misdiagnosis during COVID-19
A Novum Law client with serious life-threatening hernia complications almost died after being misdiagnosed and sent home from hospital on the first day of the lockdown as the NHS reduced normal services to focus on Covid-19.
Isle of Wight County Press: Man almost dies after “misdiagnosis” at St Mary’s Hospital
Delayed cancer treatment due to COVID-19
Rob McMahon, a retired NHS Chief Executive, has prostrate cancer. He experienced worrying cancer treatment delays during the COVID-19 lockdown and had to take matters into his own hands to get the timely treatment he needed.
Patient Safety Learning Hub: Man plans to sue NHS after cancer surgery delayed due to coronavirus
Cancelled cancer clinical drug trial due to COVID-19
Novum Law client Wendy Peake who has eye cancer, was devastated when her potentially life-saving NHS clinical drug trial was cancelled indefinitely due to Covid-19.
BBC Radio Solent: World Cancer Day with Carol Player
Manchester Evening News: Mum given devastating news after going for routine eye test – she now needs your help to survive
The Sunday Times: Cancer sufferers go door to door to pay for private treatment
Delayed cancer diagnosis due to COVID-19
Sherwin Hall struggled to get a diagnosis during the first coronavirus national lockdown. When he was finally given a scan after weeks of begging, doctors discovered he had a rare, fast-growing sarcoma that had spread to his lungs. He tragically died on 3 December 2020 leaving his widow, La’Troya without a husband and his two young sons without a father.
Since his death, La’Troya has courageously been sharing her story in the media to raise awareness of the issues and ensure a lasting legacy for Sherwin.
East Lothian Courier: Father-of-two dies of cancer after MRI scan ‘delayed’ by Covid-19 crisis
BBC Yorkshire: Yorkshireman asks for cancer scan 13 times before diagnosis
Yorkshire Evening Post: Dad-of-two from Leeds with ’30 tumours in lungs’ launches urgent fundraiser ‘to save his life’
Men’s Health: Is the UK on the Verge of a Cancer Crisis?
The Royal Gazette: Bermudian’s cancer story goes viral in England
The Guardian Audio: How cancer care was sidelined in the fight against Covid-19