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22 09, 2017

Should the BBC lead the way in equal pay?

By | September 22nd, 2017|Employment Disputes|Comments Off on Should the BBC lead the way in equal pay?

A matter of weeks after the news was full of reports of massive inequality in pay between the highest paid male and female ‘talent’, the BBC has announced a series of wide ranging pay reviews. These will include a report on the gender pay gap among staff, a separate audit [...]

21 09, 2017

Direct discrimination claims – a step in the right direction?

By | September 21st, 2017|Employment Disputes|Comments Off on Direct discrimination claims – a step in the right direction?

We’re cautiously optimistic that a recent decision by the Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT), in Efobi v Royal Mail Ltd, will make it a little easier for claimants arguing that they have been the victim of direct discrimination. This is down to a subtly but important shift in the burden of [...]

14 09, 2017

Brain Injury – seeking compensation

By | September 14th, 2017|Personal Injury|Comments Off on Brain Injury – seeking compensation

Take a look at the brilliant brain injury charity Headway’s website and you’re quickly struck by the huge impact a brain injury – even a minor one – can have on every aspect of your life. In many cases, a brain injury leaves you unable to work, or to work [...]

13 09, 2017

I’m going to have a bouncy castle at my child’s party…How can I protect myself if an accident happens?

By | September 13th, 2017|Personal Injury|Comments Off on I’m going to have a bouncy castle at my child’s party…How can I protect myself if an accident happens?

Hiring a bouncy castle for your child’s birthday party is seen by most people as a very special treat.  As specialists in personal injury law, we, on the other hand, see an accident waiting to happen! Fun lot, aren’t we! We understand though, that there’s a middle road.  This article [...]

8 09, 2017

Whiplash compensation – dispelling the myths

By | September 8th, 2017|Personal Injury|Comments Off on Whiplash compensation – dispelling the myths

If someone mentions ‘whiplash’ what comes to mind? Following recent news stories sensationalising a ‘compensation culture’ in the UK, you’d be forgiven for thinking that whiplash was something trivial – something you said you had following even a minor bump in the car – a sure-fire route to compensation. The [...]

4 09, 2017

Has your work damaged your hearing? Noise-Induced Hearing Loss claims

By | September 4th, 2017|Personal Injury|Comments Off on Has your work damaged your hearing? Noise-Induced Hearing Loss claims

None of us go to work expecting to be injured – but, just as many of those workers who were exposed to asbestos at work are now suffering dreadful health consequences, often years later, other workers who were exposed to high levels of noise at work may find that they [...]

4 09, 2017

Making ‘reasonable adjustments’ – your employer’s duty if you’re living with a disability

By | September 4th, 2017|Employment Disputes|Comments Off on Making ‘reasonable adjustments’ – your employer’s duty if you’re living with a disability

Life can be tough if you are living with a disability, whether it’s a lifelong condition or something that has developed following an accident or with illness. It’s often about making changes, adapting, adjusting at home – and even with support, this can be exhausting. In the workplace, though, you [...]

1 09, 2017

My Child Was Injured on a Bouncy Castle at a Birthday Party…What Can I Do?

By | September 1st, 2017|Personal Injury|Comments Off on My Child Was Injured on a Bouncy Castle at a Birthday Party…What Can I Do?

As specialists in personal injury law, we can sometimes be party poopers! Dealing everyday with the injuries and accidents that happen, at even the happiest of events, means that we have to make a conscious effort not to be helicopter parents!  Our children see a bouncy castle at a party [...]

29 08, 2017

Prospects Of Successful Surgery: A Case Of Over-Egging The Pudding?

By | August 29th, 2017|General|Comments Off on Prospects Of Successful Surgery: A Case Of Over-Egging The Pudding?

When a patient consults a doctor about proposed surgery, the doctor must not be overly optimistic on the success of the proposed surgery. A doctor's number one duty is to act in the best interest of the patient. Specific guidance contained within the Good Medical Practice 2013 expressly requires doctors to listen [...]

27 08, 2017

Can I Bring A Claim For Mismanagement Of My Sepsis?

By | August 27th, 2017|Clinical Negligence|Comments Off on Can I Bring A Claim For Mismanagement Of My Sepsis?

What is sepsis? Sepsis is a rare but serious infection, sometimes referred to as blood poisoning or septicaemia. Sepsis occurs when the immune system cannot cope with localised infection affecting one part of the body and it spreads – putting it simply, the body goes into overdrive.  It generally happens when the immune system is [...]