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Cannabis oil – is it a pain control option for mesothelioma sufferers?

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Jennifer Seavor from our specialist mesothelioma claims team takes a look at the growing interest in cannabis oil as a pain control option for cancer patients and asks whether this is something mesothelioma sufferers should look in to.

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Diagnosis of meningitis in children – why practitioners need to listen to parental concern

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A recent inquest in Norfolk heard the tragic events surrounding the death of a six year old boy, whose diagnosis of meningitis was significantly delayed. The pain for the parents on losing their child was made all the worse by the fact that their pleas to medics over concerns that he could have meningitis were not only unheard, but were openly disparaged.

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What are the benefits of our Erb’s palsy legal clinic?

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Free online legal clinic on Erb's Palsy

Our specialist medical negligence team help you to understand the benefit of our Erb’s palsy online legal clinics.

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The unseen challenges of living with diabetes

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Diabetes is one of the most prevalent diseases in the UK and those suffering from it have to implement a strict ongoing regime to manage their condition. But what toll does this take on the individuals that have to live with this condition on a daily basis? And what can be done to change this?

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What you need to know about Erb’s palsy

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We asked some experts in Erb’s palsy treatment and care about what we should know about the condition. So, if you’re a parent to a child with Erb’s, have a read of the below to have all your most pressing questions answered.

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A closer look at retinal stem cells – a potential cure for retinal disease?

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Joachim Stanley asks whether stem cells could present an exciting new cure for retinal diseases, or if they might just be a new way for rogue clinicians to offer unregulated (and potentially dangerous) treatment at a cost.

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Care fees and your home – what can you do?

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For many, owning a home is a result of a life’s hard work which they hope to pass on to loved ones after death. It can come as a shock to realise that their home may need to be sold to fund their care at a care home. Care funding can seem like a complicated area to get to grips with so we explain the key areas in more detail.

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A legal guide to organ donation in the UK

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Dying Matters Organ Donation

Organ donation is an emotionally charged topic. On the one hand it is impossible to separate it from the grief and sadness that comes with a person’s death. On the other, it provides a unique opportunity to save someones life, and can allow something positive to exist in its place by giving comfort to those who have lost a loved one.

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Dying Matters Awareness Week: grieving when you don’t know how or why your loved one died

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Dying Matters is a national coalition of organisations that aim to help people talk openly about dying, death and bereavement. This year, starting on 13 May, the national awareness week will join with organisations to help raise the public’s consciousness of this difficult and distressing topic.

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Fresh hope for those in need of organ transplant – how drones can make transporting live organs safer and more affordable

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Following news that a live organ has been successfully delivered for transplant, our team takes a look at how this tech has been brought about, and what it means in law.

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What might happen now a criminal investigation has been launched into medical deaths at Gosport War Memorial Hospital?

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The police have announced that they will be undertaking a new criminal investigation into the deaths at Gosport War Memorial Hospital. More than 456 patients had their lives cut short by being administered high doses of opiate painkillers such as morphine between 1987 and 2001. Ali Cloak from our Inquests team takes a look at what might happen as a result.

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Non-UK residents now subject to tax on gains on commercial property

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A significant change to the taxation of non-UK residents came into effect on 6 April 2019 which means gains on all UK property* (commercial as well as residential) are subject to UK tax. Gains on disposals by individuals and companies will be within the scope of UK tax. The changes are wide reaching as the rules can apply to direct disposals but also to disposals of shares in property rich companies.

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