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Abuse Human rights Abuse in dance

Abuse in ballet update

Dino Nocivelli calls for an inquiry into allegations of body shaming and other abuse in ballet

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Clinical negligence Medical negligence Birth injury

Two NHS trusts’ different approaches to similar clinical negligence claims

Despina Kavadas compares the personal and economic impact of two NHS trusts’ different approaches to handling clinical negligence claims.

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Human rights

Global Human Rights Day 2023

On Global Human Rights Day, Jamie Beagent who jointly leads the human rights team at Leigh Day, considers the passing of another year which has seen the rights and dignity of individuals, both at home and abroad, continue to face attack from powerful governments and groups.

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Medical negligence Stroke

More patients eligible for effective stroke treatment under new guidelines

The 2023 edition of the National Clinical Guidelines for Stroke in UK and Ireland, endorsed by the Royal College of Physicians, has now been published. Clinical Negligence Solicitor Lauren Tully takes a closer look at how the scope of treatment options for stroke patients has widened.

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Medical negligence Cancer

NHS England pledges to eliminate cervical cancer by 2040

Camilla Browne considers the government’s promise to eradicate cervical cancer by 2040.

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Rwanda Human rights abuses Supreme Court

Supreme Court rules on Rwanda policy

On 15 November the Supreme Court determined the Rwanda removals policy to be unlawful. The unanimous judgment of lords Reed and Lloyd-Jones (with whom lords Hodge, Briggs and Sales agreed) is remarkably clear, and relatively short.

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Hospital Hallway
Medical negligence Patient safety

Patient Safety Incident Response Framework replaces Serious Incident Framework

Now that Autumn is upon us, the time has come for the NHS to move over to the new Patient Safety Incident Response Framework. Medical negligence partner Kirsten Wall considers this new approach.

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Medical negligence

Medico-legal Challenges in the Age of AI-assisted Radiology

Michael Roberts considers whether AI will deliver the accuracy needed for diagnosis in radiology.

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Fashion Human rights

Some answers to the global costs of fast fashion

Ana Rizelo and Ocean O'Malley discuss what is needed to address the impact of fast fashion on the world.

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Waste International

Verdict on Côte d’Ivoire's Inaction in Trafigura Case

Jonny Buckley and Kane Jackson consider a judgment by the African Court on Human and People’s Rights concerning failures by the State of Cote d’Ivoire following hazardous waste dumped by multinational corporation, Trafigura in 2006.

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What King Charles should do on his State visit to Kenya

As King Charles makes his first visit to Kenya as British Monarch, he will acknowledge the wrongs suffered by thousands of Kenyans at the hands of British forces but will stop short of apologising. Associate solicitor in Leigh Day’s international department, Walker Syachalinga, argues that the King should go further and apologise for the ill-treatment of Kenyans under British colonial rule.

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Breast cancer Medical negligence

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: insights from a medical negligence lawyer

For breast cancer awareness month, Leigh Day specialist breast cancer lawyer Maria Panteli explains the importance of early diagnosis, and what to do should you or a loved one receive a delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis from a medical professional.