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Medical devices Product safety consumer law

Should hernia mesh procedures come with a larger health warning?

Gene Matthews and Charlotte Evans from the product safety and consumer law team discuss whether a review of the use of hernia mesh by the NHS is needed following reports of complications after surgery.

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Product safety consumer law

Food allergen labelling – why we need 'Natasha's law'

Following the inquest in to the death of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse, Tina Patel from the team representing her family discusses why the current food labelling laws need to change to prevent further tragedies.

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Abuse claims Human rights abuses

Redress for survivors of abuse – could it be a reality across the UK?

As the Scottish Government considers recommendations for a nationwide redress scheme - Alison Millar considers whether such a scheme could be workable in England and Wale

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Employment Employment rights Discrimination

The 1950s called, they want their dress codes back

Leigh Day intern Queenie Djan is dispirited by the persistent existence of dress codes in the workplace

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Human rights International

The "Zero Draft": Access to judicial remedy for victims of multinationals' abuse

Richard Meeran discusses the 2018 "Zero Draft" of the proposed binding treaty on business and human rights

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London House of Commons
Employment Discrimination

Pair-shaped equality in the House of Commons

Employment solicitor Mandy Bhattal questions whether the outdated 'pairing system' in Parliament is fit for purpose

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Abuse claims Human rights abuses

Revenge porn and the law

Specialist abuse claims solicitor Andrew Lord considers the legal view

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Discrimination Employment Equal pay

Valorising Valerie - part two

In part two of Valorising Valerie, Paula Lee calls upon us to challenge what we think we know.

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Discrimination Employment Equal pay

Valorising Valerie - part one

In the first of her two part blog, Paula Lee asserts that adopting the label of feminism doesn't matter in the fight for equal pay.

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Human rights Inquests

Pen portraits and a plea to the Chief Coroner

Human rights lawyer Merry Varney asks the Chief Coroner to allow the voices of families and friends to be heard as part of the inquest process

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Human rights abortion rights

Irish Abortion Referendum: impact on patient safety

On Friday 25 May 2018 the Irish public will decided whether to remove or keep the Eighth Amendment in the Irish Constitution.

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Clinical trials Product safety consumer law

5 essential questions clinical trial volunteers should ask

Taking part in a clinical trial can be a daunting prospect. Here are 5 essential questions clinical trial volunteers should ask to ensure you are properly informed when deciding to participate in a trial.