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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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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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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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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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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.

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Sickle Cell
Sickle cell disease World Sickle Cell Day Clinical negligence

It’s time to pay attention to sickle cell disease

Ahead of World Sickle Cell Day clinical negligence solicitor Firdous Ibrahim discusses the need for greater awareness of the disease among healthcare professionals.

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Cars Queuing
Dieselgate carbon emissions

Dieselgate – back to haunt the manufacturers

Following recent news of charges against vehicle manufacturers in France regarding the emissions scandal, Benjamin Croft, discusses the recent developments on the continent.

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Continuous Glucose Monitor
Diabetes Awareness Week Product liability

Continuous Glucose Monitors: a diabetic’s dream or nightmare?

In Diabetes Awareness Week, Tina Patel and Charlotte Tapang discuss the issues surrounding Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGMs) and potential health implications.

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Child Labour
International Child labour

Child labour can only be eliminated by greater accountability in supply chains

On World Day Against Child Labour Anna Barr and Oliver Holland discuss how the goal of eliminating the practice for good can be achieved.

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PPE
Personal injury Covid-19 Coronavirus Workers' health public inquiry Workers rights Health and Safety

COVID-19 Public Inquiry - occupational health and safety issues

Personal injury solicitor Ross Whalley discusses the occupational health and safety issues we think should be covered by the upcoming public inquiry into the COVID crisis.

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Banker
Regulatory Regulatory and disciplinary Disciplinary Solicitors

Incendiary instructions and self-interest: a salutary tale

Gideon Habel considers the challenges of maintaining focus on ethical decision making in situations of high stress.

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man working from home
Covid-19 Coronavirus employment working from home flexible working

Work flexibility post-pandemic – what will be the new normal?

Alice Ramsay and Sonya Cassell from Leigh Day's employment and discrimination department discuss flexible working post-pandemic and what will be the 'new normal'