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End of Brexit transition period – what now for medicines and medical devices?

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With the end of the Brexit transition period fast approaching it is becoming more and more urgent for businesses in the medical sector to prepare for the transition period coming to an end. It is a sector, where many of the rules stem from EU regulation, which makes it even more important for businesses to prepare.

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Birth Trauma Awareness – making a complaint about a birth

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The Birth Trauma Association is running their annual awareness campaign from 6-12 September 2020. Many women have been urged to share their experiences with each other and their own personal stories and journey to recovery, the charity’s research suggesting that some 30,000 women annually suffer from birth trauma.

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‘Long covid’ and brain injury – the hidden consequences

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Contributing authors: Audrey Daisley

In December 2019, people started hearing stories of what would eventually be named COVID-19. As we all know, society was not prepared for the devastating effects of this virus, nor of the ensuing pandemic which took the world by surprise. The virus has completely changed the way we go about our daily lives and people are starting to have to rethink what is the ‘new normal’.

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Finding my way through furlough with volunteering

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Layla Hardin, a trainee in our Property Disputes team, shares her experience of turning furlough into an opportunity to do good and learn new things.

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Landlords: yet more new changes to affect your possession claims

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Buy-to-let property

The ban on evictions due to the impact of Covid-19 has been extended for another four weeks.

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Received significant injury compensation? Here’s one way you can protect it

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Buy-to-let property

After receiving compensation for an injury, one of the biggest decisions individuals have to make is what to do with the money they have received when their claim has settled.

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Apple v. Fortnite – a pandora’s loot box for online marketplaces?

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The last few weeks have been eventful for America’s biggest tech firm, Apple. Whilst CEO Tim Cook’s been forced to testify to the US Congress in a steadily building antitrust case, as well as facing one in the EU, the company saw its value double to $2tn over the last two years.

Yet despite all of this, the story that has really got people talking involves a computer game, 350 million players, and an app store.

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Survey highlights importance of robust Covid-19 whistleblowing policy

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Care worker

A recent study by the Daily Express indicated that there has been a significant increase (66%) in complaints made by care staff to CQC during the Covid-19 pandemic, with the majority of concerns raised relating to infection control, social distancing and a lack of PPE.

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Employment legal update #39: August 2020

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Employment law update

Our Employment & HR team brings its monthly review of new legislation, guidance and case law.

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Return of shielders hampered by lack of Government guidance for care providers

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Return to work after coronavirus

From 1 August, the Government “paused” shielding for the clinically extremely vulnerable. Shielding employees can return to work if their workplace is “Covid-secure” but should work from home wherever possible.

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Patient safety in the NHS – what we can learn from the recent IPPR report into injury prevention

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Paul Rumley reviews the recent IPPR report into injury prevention which shows that, despite the need for more learning from errors, the NHS needs significant support and accountability from the Government to avoid unnecessary harm.

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Injury Prevention Week – improved road safety is just the beginning

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Following the release of the IPPR’s and APIL’s injury prevention report last week, and in honour of Injury Prevention Week, Tracy Norris-Evans reviews what the report can tell us and what the UK needs to learn about injury prevention.

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