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Driverless cars are a game-changer. Is the law keeping pace?

Posted by , Paralegal

As someone who uses their car on a daily basis, the thought of owning a driverless car is really exciting. They may seem like a futuristic concept but the introduction of these cars to our roads will soon be a reality.

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Getting a drone for christmas? Make sure a criminal record doesn’t come with it!

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Drone christmas tree

Drones (of the airborne variety) are likely to be very high up on Christmas lists this year, and many of them are likely to find their way into the hands of people who have never operated one before.

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We’re kidding ourselves if we think Accident & Emergency just has a ‘winter problem’

Posted by , Trainee Solicitor

We are all familiar with the annual warnings, the headlines proclaiming a “winter of discontent”, images of patients on trolleys in corridors and reports of the toll on the weary staff who keep our Accident and Emergency departments open each winter. We have come not only to expect, but accept a stretched NHS over the winter months.

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The “Ryanair 6” and the damage social media can cause your brand

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ryanair

The danger of social media should not be underestimated. This was recently highlighted by “the Ryanair 6” over the course of the last 4 weeks whereby despite Ryanair finding that the 6 had staged a picture of them being subjected to appalling working conditions and dismissing the 6 for gross misconduct; the damage was already done.

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Purple Tuesday – an opportunity to improve shopping experiences for everyone

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Paola Cuffolo from our Personal Injury team explains why Purple Tuesday – the day dedicated to improving retail experiences for disabled customers – is an initiative which could improve shopping for everyone, as well as those with a disability.

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New report shows widespread problems with maternity care in the UK

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Paul Rumley comments on a report released today by Each Baby Counts, which has found that nearly half of reviewed cases, where babies died or suffered brain damage, were caused by bad maternity care.

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It’s time our military’s mesothelioma warriors were properly honoured, too

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Gravestones of unknown soldiers from the Great War

Following the Remembrance Day commemorations, Helen Childs from our specialist mesothelioma team helps us to understand how those in the armed forces with mesothelioma need to be supported.

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The NHS testing “bottleneck” – how has it come to this, and where do they go from here?

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Simon Elliman reviews a recent BBC investigation which has revealed that an increasing number of patients are faced with long waits for vital tests on the NHS, and considers the potential causes and implications.

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A new way for business owners to manage their wealth and legacy

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Life Safe

In a world where technology is rapidly changing, and wealth and assets are becoming increasingly fragmented, managing your legacy and understanding the value of your family’s assets is not simple.

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Your home in divorce

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Contributing authors: Vandana Chitroda

It goes without saying that separating from a spouse or civil partner is often a stressful and emotional time. Worrying about how to protect your interest in the family home or your right to remain living there is often a concern of many separating couples. Emma McMorrow from our Family team discusses some of the main points she would advise her clients on.

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Negative reviews online can cause serious damage to your reputation as a business – but how do you stop it spreading like wildfire?

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Business reputation

With our world becoming evermore immersed in a digital platform, businesses are forced to adopt an online presence in order to compete. With the increase in choice for consumers, companies must do more to market themselves to ensure their service offering stands out from the crowd. However, in some circumstances, businesses can promise too much, leading to consumers feeling misled.

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The risks of asbestos exposure from vintage products – and beyond

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Jennifer Seavor from our mesothelioma claims team talks about her experience of asbestos in vintage products, what she’s found out, and where else you may find the material.

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