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Surge in Claim Numbers

Ruth Powell, Head of Clinical Negligence at Hugh James, said soon after her arrival on 16th September the number of people who have approached the Clinical Negligence team up to that point was “over...

Progress With Compensation Procedure for Sergio Claims

The questions raised by the SHG announcement on Friday 22nd September about the compensation scheme the government will introduce were answered yesterday, (25th September).  Ruth Powell, Head of...

Government Scheme for Compensation Claims Raises Questions

Concerns has been raised about the Compensation Scheme being set up by the St Helena Government for orthopaedic patients.  The scheme was announced soon after Sergio Villatoro Bran was given a...

Compensation scheme to be established for Orthopedic patients

On Friday 22 September 2023, Dr Sergio Bran was sentenced after pleading guilty to criminal charges brought on the basis of causing avoidable harm to patients. Whilst Dr Bran has accepted and been...

Dr Sergio Sentenced

23 months prison sentence suspended for one year £2,000 compensation to each of 5 of his patients where he was found guilty of causing criminal negligence £5,000 court costs Banned for life from being...

Hugh James team lands on St Helena

The Airlink flight landed at St Helena airport at 1pm on Saturday bringing Ruth Powell, Gemma Osgood and Isobel Summers from Hugh James Solicitors. Also on the plane was Dr Sergio Villatoro.  He...