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Can everyone dial in? – The challenges and benefits of video conferencing for those living with a brain injury

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Contributing authors: Tracy Norris-Evans

During lockdown, video calls have become the ‘norm’. What used to be a system to enable meetings across long distances has now become an essential piece of technology to stay social in these strange times.

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Covid-19, mesothelioma and you

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Helen Childs, specialist industrial disease solicitor and head of our Mesothelioma Claims team, explains what we have learned from the impact of coronavirus on mesothelioma patients.

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Does a cow – or any animal – have to be ‘dangerous’ for an animal injury claim to be made?

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After hearing of a recent and tragic case involving animals injuring and even killing members of the public, Richard Brooks clarifies whether the animal has to be considered ‘dangerous’ for a claim to be brought.

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What The Coronavirus Act 2020 means for society’s most vulnerable

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The Coronavirus bill introduces a wide variety of emergency powers that are set to have a huge impact on support for disabled people, their carers, and their families.

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Domestic abuse and brain injury – a hidden issue?

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Contributing authors: Clizia Motterle

Brain injury, the effects of which are often hidden, has recently been found to be a big issue for women who have experienced domestic violence. What are the effects this may have and what can those who have experienced it do about it?

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Is there a link between Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and homelessness?

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Josh Craig, a trainee in our Personal Injury team, takes a look at recent research which suggests there may be a causal link between brain injury and homelessness – two issues of great importance to our entire firm.

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Thousands of drink drivers are reoffending – what does this mean for claimants?

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As the festive season approaches, awareness of the risks of drink driving come to the forefront of our minds, not least due to an increase in adverts highlighting how, if we drink and drive, we may end up arrested, injured or possibly even dead. Fortunately, the majority of us do think twice about how we intend to travel home after meeting friends or loved ones for a drink or two.

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Royds Withy King offers helping hand to Headway

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Law firm Royds Withy King has made a generous donation to a UK charity set up to help and support people affected by brain injury.

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The future of prosthetics – two companies delivering fun and function to children who’ve experienced limb loss

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Louise Hart, partner in our Personal Injury team and expert in limb loss claims, takes a look at a couple of inspiring organisations making prosthetics easier to access for kids who live with limb loss across the world.

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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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How assistive technology can help people who have experienced mTBI

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Here, Oliver Lewis – an Assistive Technology Consultant from Lewis Support – explains what assistive technology is and how suitable solutions and products are identified. He has also included examples of how assistive technology can support individuals who have experienced a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI).

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When is fatigue more than just being tired?

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Fatigue amongst those with brain injury is often misunderstood. Here, Laura Jackson explains the difference between feeling tired and having chronic fatigue as a result of brain injury.

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