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Medical negligence Brain injury ABI

The ABI Bill – What do we know?

The Acquired Brain Injury Bill, or ‘ABI Bill’ is receiving its second reading in the House of Commons on 3 December 2021.  The ABI Bill has been drafted for the purpose of meeting the living and care requirements of people with an ABI. 

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COP26 Climate change International

What did we learn from COP26 and what comes next?

Katharina Theil, solicitor and Sarah Gibbons, paralegal both in the international team, discuss key commitments made at the recent UN Climate Change Conference, what comes next and what role corporations have to play in helping challenge climate change.

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What can COVID-19 tell us about men’s health?

At the end of our Movember blog series, clinical negligence solicitor Amy Cassar-Pullicino reflects on COVID-19 in the context of the wider issue of men’s health.

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Personal injury Health and Safety Film and TV

TV and film sets: Health and safety is still paramount despite the glitz and glamour

The recent tragic death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the film set for Rust has brought into focus the issue of occupational health and safety on film and TV sets. Personal injury partner Ross Whalley, who specialises in health and safety cases, discusses the issue.

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Why the EU’s block on the UK’s accession to the Lugano Convention harms human rights

Dan Leader and Louise Pech, from the international department, discuss the impact that blocking the UK accession to the Lugano Convention has on getting redress for serious human rights and environmental abuses.

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Men’s mental health – time to break the taboo

As part of our series of blogs for Men’s Health Month, medical negligence solicitor Adam Lamb discusses the importance of men speaking up about their mental health and gives his suggestions on how men can feel more comfortable getting help.

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Busting the myths on Leigh Day vehicle emissions claims

Bringing group actions on behalf of consumers is one of Leigh Day's key areas of specialty and we have been involved in some of the largest group actions ever brought in the UK.

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‘A Community in Crisis’ - Walleys Quarry, living next to a landfill

Associate solicitor Tina Patel and paralegal Jessica Harrison discuss Walleys Quarry, a landfill located in Jessica’s hometown of Newcastle-under-Lyme and the devastating impact living next to a landfill can have for residents.

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Medical negligence back pain Spinal injury

Back pain and spinal injuries -  the harm caused by incomplete assessments

Nandi Jordan, solicitor in our medical negligence team, discusses the need for thorough assessment for back pain and spinal injuries as part of our men’s health series for Movember.

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Forces of attraction: why the latest TikTok craze highlights the risks associated with toy magnets

Jill Paterson and Philippa Wheeler discuss the risks associated with swallowing magnets and why toys including small magnets can pose dangers to children and teenagers. 

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Trans Day of Remembrance 2021

“And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls: it tolls for thee.” Solicitor Alice Ramsay, from Leigh Day’s employment department, looks ahead to Trans Day of Remembrance and reflects on poet John Donne’s enduring message about the importance of our shared humanity. 

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Addison Lee Employment Gig Economy

7 things Addison Lee drivers should know about the workers’ rights claim

Find out why you should join the Addison Lee drivers' claim