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What you need to know about the Civil Liability Bill – an assault on injured people’s access to justice

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The legal landscape is evolving as a direct result of our Government’s legal reforms. Further changes, although currently delayed, are on the horizon for Personal Injury law, but the implications will be felt by many. These changes will be disastrous, and the public’s path to justice will not be an easy one.

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Brain injury and social interaction – five things people can struggle with

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Stuart Brazington, head of Royds Withy King’s brain injury team, explains five difficulties he has noticed that commonly occur amongst brain-injured individuals.

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What is ‘contributory negligence’? Why cyclists (and motorists) should know the law in the event of an accident

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You won’t have to read too many cycling case law reports before you come across the term ‘contributory negligence’. If you have been involved in a cycling accident, you may already be familiar with your legal team talking to you about ‘contrib’ – the shorthand for contributory negligence.

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How the law applies to cycling events – what cyclists need to know

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It’s sportive season and each year there are more and more events to choose from, with organisers stretching the boundaries by devising longer / more challenging routes and broadening their offering to appeal to a wider audience.

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This new ‘dangerous cycling’ law is distracting government from the real priority: making our roads safer

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Mark Hambleton, partner and cycling advocate from our Personal Injury team, argues that plans for new laws on cycling aren’t tackling the real dangers on our roads.

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How did talcum powder become contaminated with asbestos? What you need to know

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Abbie Porter from our expert mesothelioma team looks at the news that talcum powder could have been contaminated with asbestos, and what this means for the future.

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Tips for seeking legal advice – #SolicitorChat

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Our team got involved with the Law Society’s #SolicitorChat initiative, to help people on social media understand key topics around the legal profession. This time, Ali Cloak and Mark Hambleton offered their perspectives on instructing a solicitor.

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When bees attack: a perspective from a lawyer and beekeeper

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Personal injury lawyer and beekeeper Richard Brooks takes a look at a recent story about a young boy who was injured by bees, and what the legal position is should you be victim of an angry swarm.

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Five travel tips for the Russia World Cup

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With the Football World Cup under a month away, our team have some helpful advice for fans travelling from the UK to enjoy the competition in Russia.

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Concussion: not just a sporting injury – 5 celebs who have experienced a head injury

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Concussion is usually a temporary injury to the brain caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head. You’d usually associate it with sport, but anyone can get one, even celebrities.

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5 ‘hidden’ symptoms of a brain injury

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The effects of a brain injury on a person can be physical, cognitive, emotional and behavioural. The latter three are essentially hidden from the average person, and therefore less well understood.

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Do we have a growing ‘compensation culture’ in this country? Government figures suggest we don’t

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Do we really have a ‘compensation culture’ in this country? With insurance premiums rising, you might be thinking that this must be the case, but do the stats reflect this?

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