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Discrimination against trans people - does the law go far enough?

MPs debating this issue is welcome news but what is needed next is Government action to ensure equality. Employment lawyer Alice Ramsay discusses today's House of Commons debate.

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What the Uber judgment really means for Uber drivers and the 'gig economy'

Employment solicitor Annie Powell looks at the impact of the Uber judgment in more depth

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How effective will the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch be?

Maria Panteli, Partner in the Clinical Negligence Department of Leigh Day, considers whether the NHS’s new Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch be able to reduce the number of mistakes in healthcare and increase patient safety.

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Consenting to the unknown: what should patients know before experimental surgery?

Clinical negligence solicitor Michael Roberts discusses the issues with consenting to experimental surgery

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Discrimination

Structural racism at work - are Britain's employers racist?

Kiran Daurka discusses this week’s report from the EHRC which makes for stark reading into the disparity of opportunity and outcome within Britain today.   

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Where are the inquests into deaths of mental health patients?

Mental healthcare lawyer Merry Varney comments after the Health Service Journal (HSJ) uncovers discrepancies in official data suggesting hundreds of patients, who died while being detained under the Mental Health Act, could have been denied an inquest

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Maria Panteli talks about the impact of inappropriate breast cancer treatment

Breast cancer treatment at Royal Stoke University Hospital is being reviewed after concerns raised over a surgeon's work

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Brexit implications: The EU clinical trial consultation

Gene Matthews and Nancy Williams discuss the implications of Brexit on the EU clinical trial consultation

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Diabetes and the risk of amputation

Diabetes is one of the most common chronic diseases in the UK. In 2013 almost 2.9 million people were suffering from the disease and there is no sign that the number will be declining. Sanja Strkljevic discusses the link between the diabetes and amputation.

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Group B Streptococcus - L's story

Medical negligence partner Emmalene Bushnell discusses the need for a GBS screening programme for pregnant women

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Inquests

Inquests are non-adversarial…….Really?

Merry Varney discusses what the phrase 'Inquests are non-adversarial' actually means, and whether it is true

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Clinical trials

Ten years after the 'Elephant Man' drug trial

Gene Matthews and Christine Baker discuss clinical trials, regulation, compensation and the human cost

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