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Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital - Getty editorial
Clinical negligence Women’s Rights in Healthcare Endometriosis

What the "toxic culture" at an NHS hospital reveals about how women experience the healthcare system

Clinical negligence solicitor, Rebecca Ridgeon, comments on what the maternity care scandal at the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust reveals about how women experience the healthcare system.

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Product safety consumer law Cosmetics

Safety over Glamour: The Dangers of Unregulated Cosmetic Procedures

Tina Patel from the consumer law and product safety team discusses the risks associated with cosmetic procedures and the lack of regulation in the industry.

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Human rights Immigration Detention Supreme Court

Immigration detention – recent Supreme Court ruling will impact thousands

Human rights solicitor Waleed Sheikh discusses the importance of a recent Supreme Court ruling in relation to the approach by the Home Office to immigration detention.

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Construction Worker On Roof
Workplace Injury Construction Health and Safety Personal injury

Construction workers - worked to death?

Ross Whalley a lawyer specialising in injuries at work, examines the latest statistics from the HSE and asks why more isn't being done to improve safety where workers are most at risk, within the construction industry.

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Discrimination Transgender rights

Trans Day of Remembrance 2019

Solicitor Alice Ramsay, from Leigh Day's employment department, discusses the importance of Trans Day of Remembrance

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Abuse Abuse claims Peer on Peer

Peer on peer abuse guidelines leave too much to interpretation

With an increasing awareness that abusive acts can be carried out by children on other children, abuse claims solicitor Andrew Lord asks: is enough being done to safeguard children

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Extinction Rebellion Plan Week Of Action In UK's Major Cities
Regulatory Disciplinary Regulatory and disciplinary Solicitors Regulation Authority Environment

Extinction Rebellion's Autumn Uprising: ERAU a month on

Gideon Habel revisits the issues for professionals wanting to show their support for the protests by Extinction Rebellion, following the High Court ruling, earlier this month, which declared the Met Police's section 14 Order unlawful

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Family Eating In Restaurant
Product safety consumer law Food safety

Food poisoning - more dangerous than you may think

Specialist food safety lawyer Angela Bruno discusses the impact food poisoning can have, with serious and potentially life-changing consequences

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Product safety Halloween Cosmetics Burn injury

How to have a safe and happy Halloween

While the children are focused on the playful horrors of Halloween, the terrifying reality is that children's fancy dress costumes may neither be fit for purpose nor safe for wear.

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Diverse group of sports fans BAME getty
Human rights

A simple guide to the Human Rights Act 1998

You have probably heard the mention of ‘human rights’ somewhere in the media before. But have you ever learned the ins and outs of what the term truly means?

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Extinction Rebellion Plan Week Of Action In UK's Major Cities
Discrimination Employment Regulatory Disciplinary

Are regulators watching Extinction Rebellion's 'Autumn Uprising'?

Gideon Habel of Leigh Day's regulatory and disciplinary team and Alice Ramsay of the firm's employment and discrimination department discuss the potential consequences for legal professionals in taking part in the ongoing protests by Extinction Rebellion.

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Smart Motorway
Road traffic collisions Road safety

Should we ban hands-free calls while driving?

Personal injury solicitor, Claire Spearpoint, comments on the recent report by the Transport Select Committee on the use of hands-free mobile phones, and the suggestion that there should be tougher restrictions on their use