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Who needs to worry about cyber security?

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Cyber security

In considering whether or not your organisation is ready for the year ahead, cyber security should be at the top of your list.

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Where is the NHS now, and where is it going?

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Following recent announcements from the NHS, Paul Rumley takes a look at the current state of our NHS and asks – is patient safety set to improve?

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Should education be as tech-obsessed as the corporate market?

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Chatbot

Chatbots have been applied to a range of situations throughout the world, from customer advice to supporting refugees in Lebanon who have PTSD, but the education sector has been slow to adopt the technology.

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Lasting Powers of Attorney – How to avoid misuse

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The Office of the Public Guardian is dealing with an increasing number of Lasting Powers of Attorney applications for registration. Unfortunately, there will always be cases of misuse and abuse where trust is involved. Here are steps that can be taken to minimise the risk of misuse or abuse if you make a Lasting Power of Attorney.

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Disaster for the retail industry, or is not all as it seems?

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Ukranian mall

As 2018 comes to an end, reports suggest that it’s not all doom and gloom in the retail industry.

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Smart motorways – are they really as smart as they claim to be?

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How safe would you feel stranded in a broken down vehicle, or attending an emergency, on a motorway with no hard shoulder?

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Seaborne’s Ts & Cs fail to hold water

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Ferry boat

The Government has been criticised for awarding Seaborne Freight (UK) Limited a contract to provide cross-channel freight services in the event of a no-deal Brexit despite Seaborne Freight having never previously operated a ferry service. It has now been widely reported that Seaborne’s supply of services terms appear to be in relation to a food delivery service rather than freight services causing embarrassment for Seaborne and the Government.

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Deathbed weddings – why are they becoming more common for cohabiting couples?

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There has been a recent increase in cohabiting couples marrying at the last minute. So-called ‘deathbed weddings’ are to ensure that the surviving partner receives financial support when their spouse dies. The problem is that cohabiting couples are not treated the same as couples who are married or in a Civil Partnership, and could therefore suffer some shocking consequences as a result.

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“Bankrupt moral leadership” or a necessity for equality and diversity?

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Oxford and Cambridge are accused of “bankrupt moral leadership” by senior academics for choosing to keep the Default Retirement Age (DRA) despite its abolition in 2011.

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The growing pressures and strains on our A&E departments: what can NHS Trusts do and what responsibilities do patients have?

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With increasing pressure on A&E departments across the country, Stephanie Maggs from our medical negligence team asks: what can hospitals and patients do to try and reduce the strain?

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Can a claim for adverse possession succeed where the circumstances involve fraud?

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In the recent Court of Appeal case of Rashid v Nasrullah [2018] EWCA Civ 2685 the Court considered whether a registered proprietor of the property could successfully claim adverse possession (sometimes known as squatters rights) of land which had been fraudulently transferred to him.

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