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“No fault” divorce: end of the blame game?

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The Queen’s speech in October 2019 confirmed the reintroduction of the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill in Parliament following prorogation. This follows the second reading of the bill in the House of Commons on 25 June 2019.

The purpose of the Bill is to allow couples to divorce without having to assign blame.

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How to spot pre-eclampsia and HELLP syndrome – a story from our team

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Pre-eclampsia, and complications resulting from it, can be fatal to unborn babies. Here, Lucy Crawford tells of her own experience of HELLP syndrome in the hope that it will help expectant mums spot the signs of pre-eclampsia.

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How one man changed the lives of thousands of babies over the last forty years

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Over the past week, Baby Loss Awareness Week has raised awareness of infant death. Here, Abigail Ringer tells the story of one of the first people to formalise studies into sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).

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Expectant mothers’ concerns should be listened to, especially when it comes to ICP

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Hannah Blackwell, a member of our specialist birth injury team, here helps to explain the importance of raising awareness of ICP and its effects, a disorder which can result in stillbirth.

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New measures recommended to avoid potentially fatal overdoses of commonly prescribed rheumatoid arthritis drug

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In August 2019 the European Medicines Agency (EMA) recommended new measures to prevent serious and potentially fatal errors with the dosing of methotrexate, a chemotherapy drug used to treat cancer and autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis and Crohn’s disease. Methotrexate is an effective medicine for these conditions, however it can also be highly toxic.

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Breast cancer diagnosis: are GPs learning from mistakes in primary care?

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Recent statistics about secondary breast cancer diagnosis leave our team with concerns. Paul Rumley comments on what he thinks this says about the current state of primary care.

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Is it time to admit that the NHS doesn’t just have a ‘winter problem’?

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Recent news about the state of accident and emergency provision over the summer months has many concerned. Paul Rumley comments on the current situation in the NHS.

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Baby loss, stillbirths and the inquest process: information for parents and families

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When a family experiences the loss of a baby, it can be difficult to know where to go to get answers. Here, Ali Cloak from our inquests team helps you understand the process.

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Medicinal cannabis one year on remains a legal minefield

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As a specialist in representing individuals suffering from mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestos-related diseases, I was invited to give a speech at Mesothelioma UK’s patient and carer day on 4 October on medicinal cannabis.

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Losing a baby: the toll it can take on mental health

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I cannot image experiencing anything as heartbreaking as losing a baby or child. While pregnancy can be both a worrying and exciting time, it is a period when people prepare to become a parent. They look forward to welcoming their baby into their family. Sadly, when a baby dies either during pregnancy or shortly after birth the psychological impact of losing this prospective future can be devastating.

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World Mental Health Day: Supporting mental wellbeing through the inquest process

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Today, 10 October, is World Mental Health Day. It is an opportunity to talk about our own mental health and to raise awareness of mental health issues as well as strategies to protect our mental wellbeing. This World Mental Health Day, we want to draw awareness to the damage that sudden bereavement and the inquest process can have on a person’s mental health.

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How can I protect against an increase in maintenance to my ex-wife?

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This article originally appeared in The Financial Times

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