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From time to time we will post news articles and announcements relating to the firm and to various legal issues that may be of interest to you.
A recent study from Germany has reinforced the message that employees who are placed under significant stress at work are at risk of suffering serious damage to their health . The study, which was carried out by scientists from the Helmholtz Zentrum
Lawyers have welcomed a cross-party inquiry into whiplash claims , as news emerged that whiplash claims have fallen again in the last year. “The Transport Committee inquiry finally presents a real chance to challenge hackneyed and groundless propagan
The Supreme Court last week ruled that a severely injured man could not obtain compensation under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme, largely because he was not a victim of a crime of violence. The case concerned an incident on the A282 in Jan
A new THINK! road safety initiative to encourage motorcyclists to improve their defensive riding skills has been launched by Road Safety Minister Stephen Hammond. The ‘stay in control’ campaign - which has been developed with partners from the motorc
The owner of a former Burton upon Trent brewery and the sub-contractor on a project to refurbish it have been prosecuted after a catalogue of safety failings was uncovered surrounding the unsafe removal of asbestos. An investigation by the Health and
The Injuries Board.ie has published the results of its Annual Review for 2012, which reveal that personal injury claims have increased by 4.7% in 2012 and by almost one quarter (24%) since 2007. The Board is the Government body responsible for assess
A new report from the World Health Organisation (WHO) has revealed that only 28 countries, covering 7% of the world’s population, have comprehensive laws addressing all five key risk factors for road traffic death and injury . According to WHO, these
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has hosted an event that brought together a range of people to share their thoughts on how to make a bigger impact in tackling occupational disease . Around 450,000 new cases of occupational-related ill-health ar
The road safety charity Brake has renewed calls for the government to take a zero tolerance approach on drug driving, following a report by an expert panel on drug driving. The panel was set up by the government last year to investigate technical asp
A Bill created to close a legal loophole on the prosecution of partnerships reached a milestone in its journey through Parliament last month, when it was approved by the House of Lords. It has now begun its passage through the House of Commons. Partn
The Scottish Government has published details of its plans to modernise the justice system in Scotland through reforming the operation of the courts. The measures - in the Scottish Government’s Courts Reform consultation - follow recommendations set
Travelling on Britain's roads can be dangerous for all road users, whether they are in vehicles, on bikes, or on foot. Therefore the news that the Government intends to cut public spending on road safety campaigns has been greeted with concern by one