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Employment

The rise of automated workers: Part 2 – do robots discriminate?

Jasmine Patel and Jessica Hunt from the employment team discuss the rise of automated workers

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warehouse machines
Employment

The rise of automated workers: Part 1 – should we be worried?

Jasmine Patel and Jessica Hunt from the employment team discuss the rise of automated workers

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Worried Couple
Clinical negligence Cancer Sarcoma

Sarcoma Awareness Month – an opportunity to raise crucial awareness of the 'forgotten cancer'

Frankie Rhodes from the clinical negligence team discusses sarcoma, which is often labelled the 'forgotten cancer'

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Employment Modern slavery

It should not pay to turn a blind eye

Liana Wood questions how such wide-spread exploitation could be carried out in plain sight following the largest ever modern slavery ring was uncovered in the UK

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Views Of Britain's Inner City Victorian Prisons
Human rights Prisoner rights

Disabled prisoners are being failed by the current prison system

Benjamin Burrows and John Crowley, from the prison law team, discuss the recently reported failings of the Prison Service to meet the needs of disabled prisoners

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Nut Allergy Vegetarian Food Safety
Food allergies Food safety Emerade Allergic Reaction

​Emerade adrenaline pens defect reported

Michelle Victor and Jennifer Ellis, from the food safety team, discuss the recent reports of defects in Emerade adrenaline pens, a device Jennifer herself relies upon in case of a potentially fatal reaction.

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Industrial disease Mesothelioma Asbestos and mesothelioma Asbestos Action Mesothelioma Day

Action Mesothelioma Day: A time to remember, a time to keep up the fight

On Action Mesothelioma Day, Steven Dickens discusses the advances in the treatment of mesothelioma, whilst looking at how far treatment has come and the battles still to be fought

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Disabled Dad And Son
Accident personal injury Spinal injury Guttmann conference

Spinal cord injury conference Guttmann 2019 – Life is full of possibilities

Dan Easton discusses this year's Guttmann conference, an annual educational event for spinal cord injury specialists.

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Breast Implants
Product safety consumer law BIA-ALCL Breast implants

Early diagnosis is key in the rare cancer linked to textured breast implants

Zahra Nanji is currently investigating a legal claim for women who have Allergan textured breast implants linked to a rare form of cancer known as BIA-ALCL

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Human rights Boris Johnson

Why words matter, Boris

As Boris Johnson's actions rightfully come under increasing public scrutiny, human rights solicitor Sean Humber discusses the importance of critically examining the language that he uses.

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High Court
Clinical negligence Part 36 offers

Beating a Part 36 offer, consequences, severability and penalties

Suzanne White and Matthew Westlake discuss their recent successful appeal of the decision by the Senior Courts Costs Office regarding Part 36 offers.

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Breast Implants Medical
BIA-ALCL Breast implants

Health Canada suspends licences for Allergan's Biocell breast implants

Zahra Nanji discusses the recent announcement by Health Canada to suspend licences for Allergan's Biocell breast implants, due to concerns about links to a rare form of cancer