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EU Flags Outside European Commission Building
EU International human rights

The EU Human Rights Due Diligence Directive: a welcome step forward

Rose Ashwood and Louise Pech, from our international team, discuss the recent publication of the EU’s draft proposals to introduce EU-wide mandatory human rights due diligence legislation and its implications for individuals.

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Cricket
Abuse in sport Abuse in cricket Human rights

Cricket highlights concerns overlooked by IICSA about sexual abuse in sport

Child sexual abuse can take place in any sphere of life and yet one area that has not been considered fully by the Independent Inquiry into Childhood Sexual Abuse (IICSA) is abuse in sport.

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Athletics track sport
Abuse claims

UK Athletics review of all abuse cases is overdue but welcome

Solicitor specialising in representing survivors of abuse in sport, Dino Nocivelli, welcomes announcement by UK Athletics on historical abuse cases

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Houses Of Parliament
abuse Human rights child abuse

Lord Ahmed should have his title removed after being convicted of child abuse

Dino Nocivelli explains why a peer convicted of child abuse should be stripped of his title.

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Schoolboys Playing Football
child abuse abuse in schools human rights abuse

Does Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse report on residential schools go far enough?

Associate solicitor Andrew Lord considers whether the latest report from the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse will bring about change to combat sexual violence and harassment in schools.

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Football Image
Racism Abuse in football Human rights

Chelsea Football Club racist abuse cases settlement

Dino Nocivelli explains the legal grounds and significance of football giants Chelsea’s settlement of claims of racist abuse by former coaching staff.

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Ballet
abuse Abuse in dance Abuse in sports Police, Crime, Sentencing and Court Bill

Safeguarding risks remain for children who take part in acting, ballet and wrestling – these gaps must be closed

Dino Nocivelli, partner specialising in representing survivors of child sexual abuse, welcomes forthcoming changes to position of trust laws but argues that gaps remain which put children at risk of sexual abuse

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Man Skiing
personal injury skiing holiday travel claims

Advice for avoiding injury on your skiing holiday

Personal injury lawyer Caitlin Dunn and travel claims partner Clare Campbell provide their top tips for avoiding accidents while on a winter sport holiday, and legal advice to be aware of if you are injured abroad.

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Cambridge University+Young Woman
Environmental Damage Contamination

Toxic chemicals four times the legal limit found in drinking water in Cambridgeshire

Jennifer Ellis and Jessica Harrison explain why residents experiencing health problems as a result of consuming the contaminated water may be entitled to compensation.

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Forced labour International human rights Malaysia

Forced labour in UK companies’ supply chains: is a UK due diligence law the answer?

Oliver Holland and Ella Cornish discuss what the UK can do to catch up with global moves to halt the import of goods manufactured by the use of forced labour.

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Defocussed Hospital Corridor
Maternity Maternity safety Health and Safety Investigations Branch Maternity safety investigations

What now for maternity safety investigations?

Lily Hedgman considers the impact on maternity safety investigations of a reported bullying scandal at the Health and Safety Investigation Branch

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Women Cycling
Cycling potholes safety Cycling claims

Being a good cycling neighbour

Rory McCarron, personal injury solicitor and keen cyclist, discusses the issue of potholes and other road defects and how all cyclists can help each other by reporting them to their local authority.