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November 2018

  • Employment solicitor Liana Wood reflects on the presence of modern slavery throughout the UK, even though we might not be aware that it exists 30 November 2018
  • Jill Paterson and Andrew Vaughan-Davies discuss the urgent need for clarification and enforcement of product safety laws to prevent house fires caused by faulty appliances 29 November 2018
  • Boz Michalowska looks at the Nanostim Pacemaker as highlighted by the ICIJ Implant Files Investigation. Boz argues that the history of the device – from product launch to recall – evidences a fatally defective regulatory system that requires urgent overhaul 26 November 2018
  • Following revelations by leading media organisations across the world into defective medical implants being used on patients, head of the product safety and consumer law team and medical devices expert, Boz Michalowska and solicitor Sarah Moore, discuss the emerging global scandal. 25 November 2018
  • Rebekah Read and Katharina Theil from the international department discuss the recent announcement of a new global sex offender register to help in the fight against international abuse.  20 November 2018
  • Recent Home Office data on trends in fires and fire-related fatalities tells us that older people, especially those aged 65 and over, have a higher fire-related fatality rate than the rest of the population. 20 November 2018
  • Emily-Jo Moore and Rachel Botterill, who work in the personal injury team specialising in cycling claims, discuss National Road Safety Week and the Sustrans review of the National Cycle Network 19 November 2018
  • Today is World Diabetes Day which this year is raising awareness of the impact that diabetes has on the family and the role the family has in the management, care, prevention and education of diabetes. 14 November 2018
  • Lawyers from Leigh Day’s International Department travelled to Nairobi, Kenya, to co-host regional conference on 9 October. Solicitor David Roberts discusses the issues highlighted at the event.  12 November 2018
  • 10 November is almost upon us again, a date that should be firmly etched in the minds of all women in Great Britain.  After this date, women are effectively working for free for the rest of this year based on how much they earn on average when compared to men. It is an unfortunate symbol of the continuing inequality in our society and is a date that one day will hopefully become a thing of the past. 9 November 2018
  • Medical negligence lawyer Kirsten Wall looks at a rare condition that if left untreated can have serious health consequences 8 November 2018
  • Medical negligence solicitor Michael Roberts looks at the implications of a recent case where a hospital trust was found liable for the information given by reception staff in A&E about waiting times 5 November 2018

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