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Anonymous Teen Depressed Abuse
Abuse Abuse claims Domestic abuse

A step forward for abuse survivors: the abolition of the CICS's same roof rule

Catriona Rubens welcomes the Government's announcement that it has abolished the 'same roof rule'

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Hearing

Pump Up the Jam!...but perhaps not too much

Nearly everyone uses headphones or earphones but what do we know about the long-term effects and should we all be doing more to protect our hearing?

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Mud Landslip Brazil
Corporate accountability Human rights International Brazil South America

Iron ore mining in Brazil: a damning tale

Jonny Buckley discusses the recent mining dam collapses in Brazil and the lessons that must be learnt by the mining industry

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Woman Loading Washing Machine
Product safety consumer law

Product safety comes out of the shadows

Martyn Allen, Technical Director for leading safety charity, Electrical Safety First, discusses the key developments to the product safety landscape.

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Dishwasher Fire
Appliances Fire Burn injury Consumer safety Health and Safety

It's time to shift the responsibility for consumers' safety back onto manufacturers

Product liability specialist Jill Paterson discusses appliance safety and the need for manufacturers and retailers to do more protect the safety of people who purchase their products.

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Schoolgirl looking at phone while lying in bed
Inquests Social media Molly Russell

Inquests, social media and families searching for answers

Merry Varney, who represents the family of Molly Russell, discusses the challenges families face with the inquest system and the importance of examining social media and digital data when investigating a death

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Heavily pregnant woman holding her bump
Cancer Cancer misdiagnosis Pregnancy

If I am pregnant will my cancer diagnosis be delayed?

Medical negligence lawyer Kirsten Wall talks about cancer diagnosis in pregnancy and how this can sometimes be missed or delayed

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Clinical negligence Surrogacy

Considering surrogacy in clinical negligence cases

The issue of surrogacy when determining compensation in clinical negligence cases is an issue which arose in the case of XX v Whittington Hospital NHS Trust, resulting in a landmark ruling for the Claimant

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Woman With Drink Looking Out Of Window
Colombia

The long road home - addressing the needs of a non-native speaker

Anna Moore and team co-ordinator Alba Salinas-Gonzalez discuss one of their recent case where the importance of communication was paramount

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Abuse claims International abuse

Further evidence of British men abusing children overseas

Abuse lawyer Rebekah Read discusses a recent radio documentary about overseas abuse by British men

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Mother Holding Newborn Foot
Birth injury claims Clinical negligence Group B Strep GBS

Group B Strep the right to be informed

Medical negligence lawyers Emmalene Bushnell and Kriya Hurley discuss the dangers of Group B Strep in new born babies

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Smart Motorway
Road safety Road traffic collisions Roadpeace

National Road Victim Month

David Preston discusses National Road Victim Month and the important work of its founder RoadPeace