Raley's News

Barnsley set to 'remember the dead, fight for the living' at memorial

21st April 2015
Barnsley residents are being invited to unite with victims of work-related accidents and illnesses and their families at a special ceremony to mark Workers’ Memorial Day next week. Read more »

Widow renews appeal for help in husband’s fight for justice

13th April 2015
The widow of a Mexborough man who died after being exposed to stone dust at work has renewed her appeal for his former colleagues to come forward and help in her fight for justice. Read more »

Son appeals for help in North Gawber miner’s asbestos case

30th March 2015
The son of an Athersley miner who died after being exposed to asbestos at work decades ago has appealed to former colleagues of his father to come forward and help in his fight for justice. Read more »

Specialised industrial disease work doesn’t fit “warehouse” model

23rd March 2015
Specialist industrial disease lawyer John Welch of Raleys Solicitors explains that complex work-related disease compensation claims require specialist legal advice. Read more »

Medical centre could face hundreds of claims after “faulty fridge” vaccines

12th March 2015
A Barnsley medical centre could face hundreds of legal claims over “faulty fridge” vaccines, as parents of children affected by the Brierley Medical Practice scandal are preparing to take the clinic to court. Read more »

“If mesothelioma scheme payments can be increased, why not backdated?” demands work disease lawyer

16th February 2015
Raleys Solicitors partner John Welch criticises the government for increasing the amount of compensation paid to mesothelioma victims who cannot trace their employer’s insurer under a scheme launched last year, but refusing to backdate the increase to include those who have already claimed. Read more »

Specialist dietician will explain how “food affects mood” to lung disease support group

11th February 2015
A Barnsley support group will be filling up on morsels of useful information next week, when a diet specialist will be visiting to explain the link between the food we eat and the way it can affect our mood and mental health. Read more »

New survey shows traditional firms like Raleys are the popular choice

5th February 2015
A new survey has revealed that most clients looking for legal advice would prefer to use the services of a traditional local law firm like Raleys Solicitors rather than a national “brand.” Read more »

Parents of tragic baby Summer urge GMC to take action against doctor following inquest

30th January 2015
The parents of baby Summer Hawcroft called on the General Medical Council to take action against a doctor over the “appalling standard of care” their new-born daughter received, as a coroner today recorded that neglect was a contributing factor in her tragic death. Read more »

Proposal to warn crime victims of trial questions is welcomed

19th January 2015
Specialist criminal injuries lawyer Christina May welcomes new guidance proposing to give victims of crime advance warning if they are likely to face questions relating to their personal lives. Read more »

Specialist lawyer blasts latest A&E waiting figures as "shocking, but not surprising"

6th January 2015
The latest A&E performance statistics announced today have been described as "shocking, but not surprising," by a lawyer who specialises in clinical negligence cases. Read more »

Barnsley solicitors’ warning over office parties

15th December 2014
As we enter the office Christmas party season bosses and workers in South Yorkshire are being to enjoy the festivities but not let their hair down too much. Read more »

Stamp Duty Changes

3rd December 2014
Stamp duty has been lowered for the majority of home buyers. Read more »

Solicitors in fancy dress for Children in Need

19th November 2014
Raleys Solicitors raised £300 for Children in Need last Friday by encouraging staff to wear fancy dress to work. Read more »

Raleys Support Will Aid 2014

11th November 2014
This November, Raleys Solicitors will write your Will and instead of paying our fees you are invited to make a donation to Will Aid. Read more »

Call for help in colliery silicosis case

10th November 2014
The widow of a Mexborough man is appealing for witnesses who may be able to give some details about his working life. Read more »

Mining incident compensation

7th November 2014
We have recently recovered damages on behalf of an underground worker at a local colliery. Read more »

Regular overtime to be included as part of Holiday pay

6th November 2014
The Employment Appeal tribunal has ruled on three landmark test cases in favour of workers for regular overtime to be reflected in holiday pay. Read more »

Cycling accident caused by poor road surface

31st October 2014
Raleys have successfully recovered compensation for a keen cyclist who was injured after falling from his bike due to striking a substantial pothole. Read more »

Barnsley solicitors urge bosses to keep staff safe in the dark

24th October 2014
Businesses are being reminded to keep their staff and customers safe as the clocks go back and the nights draw in. Read more »