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Human rights Human rights abuses abuse Abuse claims

Noel Clarke allegations: what hope for change in TV and film industry?

Alison Millar discusses what needs to change after another showbusiness star is exposed for alleged sexual misconduct.

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Medical negligence c-sections Pregnancy

C-sections- the importance of choice

In caesarean section awareness month Frankie Rhodes explains why the conversation around how women give birth has to change.

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Personal injury International Workers' Memorial Day #IWMD21

International Workers’ Memorial Day 2021 #IWMD21

Ross Whalley and Poppy Barnett discusses the importance of International Workers’ Memorial Day

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Addison Lee Employment Gig Economy

What’s next for Addison Lee drivers after the Court of Appeal victory?

Last week the Court of Appeal ruled Addison Lee will not be permitted to appeal an Employment Tribunal’s decision that drivers are entitled to workers’ rights, but what does this mean for your claim?

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Product safety Consumer law Cosmetics allergies

‘Hidden ingredients’ in cosmetic products gives a whole new meaning to the term caveat emptor for those with allergies

Tina Patel and Charlotte Tapang consider the changes that are needed to make allergy sufferers aware of hidden ingredients in cosmetic products

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Earth Day 2021 – The New Right to Repair

This year’s Earth Day theme is Restore Our Earth. Jill Paterson and Meg George discuss whether new legislation, planned to be introduced in the summer, has gone far enough to reduce our impact on the planet.

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Houses Of Parliament

The UK Trade Bill’s ‘Genocide Amendment’ fails to embed government accountability

Lauren Chaplin and Matthew Renshaw, from our international department, discuss the ‘Genocide Amendment’ to the UK Trade Bill and why the final text falls short in requiring the government to act on reports of genocide relating to our trading partners.

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Human rights Inquests

Why can’t you hear me?

In December 2016, some five or so months after her death, I first met Colette McCulloch. I learnt about her from her grieving parents, Andy & Amanda McCulloch. Together they have written the book ‘Why can’t you hear me?’ released today.

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International EU

The EU Corporate Due Diligence and Corporate Accountability Directive

Oliver Holland and Anna Barr look at the EU Corporate Due Diligence and Corporate Accountability Directive and discuss how it would affect corporate accountability in the UK.

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Regulatory and disciplinary Regulatory Disciplinary

Fair and proportionate regulation – still a way to go

Gideon Habel and Emma Walker look at the long-awaited statistics published by the SRA in December 2020 on the diversity profile of those that are subject to its disciplinary proceedings.

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SRA Mental Health

The case of Claire Matthews: raising hopes, highlighting concerns

Gideon Habel, Partner and Head of the Regulatory & Disciplinary department, examines the SRA’s approach to mental health in light of the case against his client Claire Matthews

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Employment Racism

Denial of racism in the Commission for Race and Ethnic Disparities’ Report

Roshan Croker discusses the Commission for Race and Ethnic Disparities’ Report.