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Children’s Play Facilities Must be Safe as well as Thrilling – High Court Ruling

The Law does not require children to be wrapped in cotton wool and recognises that play facilities must be thrilling as well as healthy. However, as a High Court decision showed, that does not mean that it is acceptable to expose youngsters to reasonably foreseeable risks without adequate warning. The case concerned an inflatable structure…

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Facing disciplinary Proceedings at Work? Consult a Lawyer Today!

If you are facing disciplinary proceedings at work, it makes sense to contact a Lawyer straight away. The point was made by one case in which a Judge came into the aid of a Consultant Psychiatrist who faced accusations of gross misconduct after a young prison inmate hanged himself. The Psychiatrist worked part time at…

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Enquiries Before Contract – Why Your Answers Must be Accurate!

“A new commercial premises for your business is a huge financial commitment but can be an exciting step in further developing your business. As a Landlord, a good long term tenant can provide you security of income for many years. However, when things go wrong the costs of resolving a dispute can be substantial. So…

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Pregnancy and Birth Injury Claims

Pregnancy and child birth should be a very special and exciting time in any woman’s life. With over 696,000 births being recorded in 2016 in England and Wales, any woman would expect their local NHS to be well trained, equipped and prepared for the pregnancy and delivery of their baby. Rising statistics can only suggest…

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Teenager Orphaned by Unique Medical Tragedy Wins £50,000 Compensation

A 16 year old boy whose mother died after a piece of plastic tubing was left inside her following a hear operation will at least receive a financial start in life after his Lawyers negotiated a £50,000 settlement of his unique Clinical Negligence claim. The mother suffered from a congenital heart defect and had gone…

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When is a loan not a loan? Should you lend money to friends and family?

Whether it’s some lose change or funds towards a larger purchase the majority of us have at some point leant or been leant funds from a friend or family member. Whilst the majority of these transaction are of small value and easily written off, larger transactions can easily lead to disputes that may damage relationships….

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Enduring Powers of Attorney – Why it is so important for an Attorney to keep records and document all decisions.

An application was made to the Court of Protection for retrospective approval of gifts and payments for voluntary care by the attorney under an enduring Power of Attorney. The incapacitated person at the time of the application was 95 years old and suffering from advanced dementia and was living in a residential home. The applicant…

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NHS Breast Cancer Screening Error

In May 2018, Jeremy Hunt admitted that 450,000 women across the UK were not invited to final breast screenings between 2009 and 2018. Mr Hunt confirmed that a technical issue had occurred which dated back to 2009 and was only noticed in 2018. Only women between the ages of 68 and 71 were reported to…

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Self-Employed or Worker? – Supreme Court Lays Down the Law

Self-employed or worker? There can hardly be a more burning issue in Employment Law and, in upholding a Plumber’s claim that he fell into the latter category, the Supreme court has impose vital restraints on the so called  ‘gig economy’. The man was one of a bank of plumbers that provided their services to a…

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Shop Manager Wrongly Accused of Theft wins £20,000 Compensation

Employers who do not have robust procedures in place for investigating incidents of alleged staff misconduct frequently pay a heavy price. That was certainly so in one case in which a shop manager who was sacked after being unjustifiably accused of theft won more than £20,000 in compensation. The woman was alleged to have taken…

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