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Two Men Shaking Hands
Ernst & Young parent company liability

Held to account home & away

Paul Dowling reports on a recent case of parent company liability & the treatment of overseas workers

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Uber Driver
Addison Lee Employment Workers rights

‘New deal’ or raw deal: what does Addison Lee’s new offering really mean for drivers?

Addison Lee has recently introduced a ‘new deal’ for drivers, but what exactly does this mean? Here, Liana Wood, a solicitor in the employment team, explains.

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Supermarket Worker
Equal Pay Now Employment Equal pay Workers rights

Workplace issues: How the pandemic has highlighted the problem of violence against shop floor workers

Emma Satyamurti, discusses calls on the government to make attacks against shop floor workers a specific criminal offence.

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Scales Of Justice
International SLAPPs

Resisting SLAPPs: Challenging corporations who weaponise the law

Rebecca Swan and Lauren Chaplin discuss recent moves to halt the use of SLAPPs.

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Cars Queuing
Consumer law diesel emissions vehicle emissions Emissions claims

Consumer group actions: a vital pathway to corporate accountability

Shazia Yamin, a partner in the Product Safety and Consumer Law team, discusses how consumer group actions are being used to hold corporations to account following allegations of vehicle emission test cheating and why further regulatory action is necessary.

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US Supreme Court
International

Nestlé USA v Doe: US Supreme Court bucks trend

Alex Wessely discusses a US Supreme Court ruling that it lacked jurisdiction in a case alleging links between Nestlé and Cargill and child slave labour.

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Businesswoman
Regulatory Regulatory and disciplinary

We need to talk about fitness to practise

Emma Walker discusses the role of a fitness to practise regime in the solicitor profession and why we need to talk about it.

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Field Worker UK
Modern Slavery Modern Slavery Act supply chain

Fixing the Modern Slavery Act: A new dawn for supply chain transparency?

Oliver Holland and Walker Syachalinga from our international department discuss the new amendments to the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and what impact they could have.

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nurse with patient
Human rights Winterbourne View Abuse Scandal Winterbourne View abuse

Winterbourne View Abuse Scandal 10 years on

Cat Rubens and Dan Webster discuss what has changed in the 10 years since the Winterbourne View scandal and why so many victims and their families feel that the lessons of their experiences have still not been learned in what they describe as a “broken system”.

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Abuse School (1)
abuse Abuse claims

Review of sexual abuse in schools and colleges: what now?

Earlier this month Ofsted published the results of their rapid review into sexual abuse in schools and colleges. Andrew Lord considers their review further and explores what this means for safeguarding children and young people.

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Traveller Horse, Flipped
Gypsy Roma and Traveller History month

Gypsy Roma and Traveller History Month

June is Gypsy Roma and Traveller (GRT) History Month. Charlotte Norton and Anna Brothers discuss the discrimination GRT face and why Leigh Day is supporting the #MakeSomeSpace campaign.

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Aeroplane Descending
Travel Travel claims Covid-19 Coronavirus travel insurance

Travel insurance in a post-Covid world – are you covered?

As we await the Government’s latest update regarding holiday restrictions, our Head of Travel Litigation, Clare Campbell comments on the increasing importance of travel insurance cover in a post-Covid world.