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The world’s changed, but has its view on disabilities?

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In 1992, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed that the 3rd of December would be known as the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD). This year, it coincides with the UK Disability History Month, which is running from 22 November to 22 December.

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A gentle stroll along a country lane – or a dice with death?

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Whether it’s an oblivious pedestrian, a speeding driver, or a poorly lit cyclist, we are all subject to, and responsible for, ensuring the collective safety on our cities’ roads.

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Are many cyclists in the wrong, or should motorists just learn to share?

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At the outset, let me be perfectly clear; I consider myself to be a passionate cyclist and advocate for cycling safety. Half man, half bike, I will be amongst the first to defend the rights of cyclists and the values of the lifestyle.

Combined with this, I am also someone who through their profession, has to deal with the realities of accidents involving cyclists on a near daily basis. This unsurprisingly, also makes me an uncompromising and vocal advocate for cycling safety.

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Why people injured in accidents must keep the right to claim

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After some delay, the Ministry of Justice has launched its consultation for proposals to reduce whiplash claims which currently closes on 6 January 2017. With other restrictions on the horizon for both Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence claimants, access to justice has never been more threatened.

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What happens if you are knocked off your bike without lights?

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Every winter, when the clocks go back and the country is propelled into darkness, we all notice the immediate change. But for those of us that commute by bike, this transition is particularly sharp and when it comes to reduced visibility and our safety, it has the potential to make cycling more dangerous.

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The world turns orange – CRPS awareness day

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Colour the World Orange day will be celebrated on Monday 7th November 2016. This is an annual event which aims to spread awareness of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.

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Double hand transplants. When do the risks outweigh the benefits?

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The very first double hand transplant has taken place at Leeds Royal Infirmary, the UK’s centre for hand transplants. But although breakthroughs in transplant surgery will inevitably change the fortunes of many amputees, this type of pioneering science is not without its complications and its risks.

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Making a foreign cycling holiday injury claim

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Foreign cycling holidays are becoming more and more popular, and although they are a great way to stay active and see the world, cycling accidents abroad do unfortunately happen.

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Should helmets in sport be compulsory?

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Global events such as the Olympics and Paralympics represent the pinnacle of sporting achievement. But as athletes push their sports further, the potentially dangerous forces inevitably increase.

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How acts of terrorism are starting to cause asbestos deaths

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Anthophyllite asbestos

During the the 20th Century, the developing world became increasingly fascinated with an apparently revolutionary material. It was light, strong, flame resistant and an exceptional insulator that could be easily mixed or woven into other materials. Thanks to its adaptability this ancient and naturally occurring fibre became the hallmark of a modern and successful city. But little did we know that one day Asbestos was to become a time bomb that would affect future generations in a way that few could have imagined.

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What is Action Mesothelioma Day and why is it so important?

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Action Mesothelioma Day is an annual event held on the first Friday in July every year. Mesothelioma is an incurable cancer caused by asbestos exposure and the day is now dedicated to remembering those who have lost their lives to the disease and to support those living with the condition and their families. In addition, the day aims to raise awareness of the devastation caused by asbestos exposure which continues to affect so many in the UK and around the world.

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Louise Hart – Interviewed by Bath Life Magazine

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Each year Bath Life magazine interviews a lawyer to receive a unique perspective on Bath. This year Louise Hart, Partner at Withy King, was interviewed to give her views on living and working in the jewel of the South West.

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