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Agents beware: the importance of protecting tenancy deposits

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Last week the Insolvency Service announced the disqualification of Jane Hipkin Russell of Frinton-on-Sea, Essex, an estate agent who had failed to comply with her obligation to protect tenants’ deposits.

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Sudden Cardiac Death in young adults – red flags and prevention

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Judith Leach takes a look at the issue of Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD) in young people, including red flags and how it can be prevented.

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Study reveals more footballers are suffering from heart problems – is it time for more screening?

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Every week 12 young people die from sudden cardiac death. Is it time to start screening young adults for potential cardiac issues more often?

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Unregulated therapy may seem harmless, until it’s not

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Following news from the BBC that certain kinds of therapy are completely unregulated, Joachim Stanley looks at the potential impact this could have on people with serious conditions.

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Aortic dissection: are we doing enough?

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Aortic dissection is a life-threatening condition, and a recent investigation into a death involving this cardiac issue has highlighted the need for more to be done in emergency treatment to reduce the incidence of missed and delayed diagnosis. Our medical negligence team takes a look.

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The CMA’s case against Care UK to be heard in July

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The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) issued its final guidance on consumer law advice for care providers back in November 2018.

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Is the cervical cancer screening programme improving outcomes for women?

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Paul Rumley reviews the improvements and drawbacks of the cervical cancer screening programme, following the recent publication of the last year’s results.

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This ‘never event’ leaves women at risk of harm after childbirth, and is all too common

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Sarah White takes a look at a recent report published by The Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch which highlights how women have been left in severe pain and at risk of infection when swabs and tampons used after childbirth are accidentally left in the vagina.

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How to prevent private and public rights over potential development land

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For landowners who own land with development potential, preventing the creation of public and private rights of way over land by long user is always an issue. Such rights can devalue the development potential, or even make development unrealistic when small sites are concerned.

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Care Providers: are you using the Data Security and Protection (DSP) Toolkit?

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Care Providers: are you using the Data Security and Protection (DSP) Toolkit?

Fran Tremeer explains why even social care providers not providing care under the NHS Standard Contract ought to comply with the DSP Toolkit.

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Online Divorce – a step in the right direction

Posted by , Trainee Solicitor

HM Courts & Tribunal Service (HMCTS) has recently rolled out a scheme, initially piloted by a few firms, on a national level, allowing solicitors access to the online divorce service previously only available to individuals. So what are the advantages of divorcing online, and why should you get a solicitor to do what you can do yourself?

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Why we should be cautious about relying on AI for cancer diagnosis

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Do advances in AI diagnosis of breast cancer represent a revolution in medicine, or are they something to be concerned about? Rosie Hodgetts, a specialist from our Medical Negligence department, thinks the answer is somewhere in between.

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