30 Nov 2020
According to a survey by the Royal College of Midwives, more than three-quarters of midwives think staffing levels in their NHS trust or board are unsafe, with many reporting that services were at breaking point. Our head of Clinical Negligence, Ken Thomas, gives his view on this worrying report.
27 Nov 2020
With Black Friday upon us again, retailers across the country are trying to entice shoppers into spending their cash with them, advertising discounted prices and special deals at every opportunity.
26 Nov 2020
The Covid pandemic has thrown up a huge range of employment issues since it began. For many employers, it has been a challenging and confusing time, with Government support and advice constantly changing and evolving.
25 Nov 2020
Family & Matrimonial
On this day each year, the UN marks International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. It is a day when survivors, activists, decision makers and people from every walk of life join hands to shine a light on the need for funding, essential services, prevention and data that shapes better informed responses to violence against women.
24 Nov 2020
In today’s increasingly connected world, computers play a vital part in all of our lives – and while better anti-virus technology and fewer computer viruses have certainly improved the situation in recent years, none of us can afford to be complacent. Our head of dispute resolution, Ben Jenkins, teams up with our in-house IT team to explain what cyber fraud is and the devastating impact it can have on both individuals and businesses
23 Nov 2020
Even though less of us have actually been ‘in’ work during the pandemic, with all of the changes to our working practices, thousands of people across the UK are still suffering physical or psychological injuries in the workplace. And yet many of us would not even consider raising it as an issue. Victoria Smithyman, a senior associate solicitor in our Personal Injury department gives her advice for anyone who’s looking to make a claim against their employer for injuries that they have sustained at work or while working from home.
20 Nov 2020
2020 has been a difficult year for everyone, not least for children who have faced enormous disruption and upheaval. On this year’s World Children’s Day, we take a look at why it is celebrated and why it’s perhaps more important this year than ever before.
19 Nov 2020
Today (19 November) is STOP Pressure Ulcer Day, a global annual event which brings together healthcare professionals, the public and the media to help raise awareness of an issue that affects thousands of hospital patients and care home residents every year. Debra King, an associate paralegal in our Clinical Negligence team, explains why this is such an important issue.
18 Nov 2020
Family & Matrimonial
Our Head of Matrimonial & Family Law, Kate Thomas, gives her reaction to the latest divorce statistics issued by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) this week.
16 Nov 2020
Did you know that…
- Every 24 seconds, someone is killed on a road?
- More than 1.3 million people die on the world’s roads every year?
- Road crashes are the leading cause of death for young people aged 5-29?
16 Nov 2020
With the festive season fast approaching, lots of businesses will be hiring seasonal staff to make sure they have enough cover over the busy Christmas period. As our head of employment law, Daniel Wilde, explains, it’s important for employers not to neglect the rights of their temporary staff.
10 Nov 2020
Wills & Probate
Losing a loved one can be one of the most traumatic experiences you ever have to go through. Whether the loss was expected or a complete shock, it can feel like the bottom has dropped out of your world and facing even the simplest task can feel overwhelming.
We’ve pulled together this step-by-step guide of things that you need to do when you lose a close family member, to help you navigate your way through this incredibly difficult time.