10 Dec 2020
As we celebrate this year’s Human Rights Day, Craig Court, a senior associate solicitor specialising in actions against public authorities, explains the basic principles of human rights and talks about his experience in this complex but rewarding area of law.
09 Dec 2020
Christmas has always been one of the busiest times of year for Accident & Emergency departments and this can unfortunately mean more errors are made, leading to distress and suffering for patients who receive poor care or whose conditions are misdiagnosed. But with fears of Covid still rife and less alcohol-related injuries while out celebrating, will that all change this year?
Danielle Howell, senior associate in our Clinical Negligence department, gives her view.
08 Dec 2020
After the year we’ve all had, we’re all looking forward to the chance to relax, spend time with loved ones and celebrate the festive season, but although it is a magical time, there are lots of hidden dangers around Christmas that can lead to accidents in the home. According to RoSPA, more than 80,000 people go to A&E each year for Christmas-related injuries and over 6,000 of these need to be admitted.
With decorations, fires, new toys, guests, cooking and houses packed with over-excited children and animals all presenting a lot of potential hazards, Victoria Smithyman, a senior associate solicitor in our personal injury department, has prepared 10 top tips for keeping you and your family safe this holiday season. After all, nothing puts a dampener on Christmas cheer like a trip to A&E!
07 Dec 2020
Family & Matrimonial
Divorce lawyers usually see a sharp spike in enquiries after Christmas, making January the most common time of the year for couples to consider splitting up. But will the strange circumstances that we have found ourselves in this year bring an end to this not-so-festive annual tradition? Or will it make it even more acute?
Our head of family law, Kate Thomas, gives her view.
03 Dec 2020
To mark International Day for Disabled Persons, our head of employment law, Daniel Wilde, examines the issue of disability discrimination in the workplace and talks us through employees’ rights and employers’ responsibilities.
02 Dec 2020
Wills & Probate
Today marks the start of National Grief Awareness Week, an annual initiative to try to normalise grief and get people talking about what is usually an uncomfortable subject. Our head of Wills & Probate, Laura Selby, examines why it is so important for people who have lost loved ones to be able to talk about how they are feeling.
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.