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Getting a drone for Christmas? A few rules for a flying start

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Is there a drone on your, your friend’s or your child’s Christmas wish list? With the prices starting at as low as £15 for a basic model, drones are bound to be a popular gift this year. If you are a drone novice, however, you’ll need to be mindful of a few ground (pun intended) rules.

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How is technology changing how post mortems are performed?

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As part of her work considering all aspects of inquest law, Ali Cloak, considers the increasing use of post-mortem imaging to determine a cause of death as an alternative to an invasive surgical autopsy.

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What does the General Election mean for your pocket?

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The country is facing its first December General Election since the 1920s. But which party will play Scrooge to the other’s Santa this Christmas?

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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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When can someone be considered a secondary victim?

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When proceeding with a claim for the death of someone close to you, it can be difficult to understand when a claim can also be made for a secondary victim. Here, Lucy Crawford from our fatal claims team explains.

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The statutory bereavement payment – is it the only compensation available after someone dies from negligence?

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If you are considering bringing a claim for negligence against a hospital after someone you love has died, or perhaps against another treatment or care provider, then you may be wondering what level of compensation you could receive.

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How can the NHS build a culture where errors related to GBS are effectively raised?

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When a baby develops a group B strep infection, mothers in particular are sometimes told that “you passed it on to your baby”. This can make mothers feel as though it’s somehow their fault. Group B strep is not the fault of any mother.

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Wearable tech – a threat to jewellers or an opportunity?

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Each year when #BlackFriday and the Christmas sales period approaches, retailers (and accordingly suppliers) are looking forward to their busiest time of the year and a return on the R&D work throughout the year. For fashion-led industries such as jewellery, seasonal variations and being ‘on trend’ can make a big difference: get it right and your product is the must have this Christmas and you’ll be ‘quids in’, but get it wrong and you’ll be in potential financial difficulty. So design is key.

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What you need to know about the clinical lead jailed for withholding evidence

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Becky Randel reviews what a recent prosecution, following the failure of a witness to attend an inquest, means for witnesses in the future.

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Should we be surprised by the staffing crisis in the NHS?

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With recent news of chronic staff shortages in the NHS as we head into winter, Ainara Diaz from our Medical Negligence team asks: should we be surprised that the NHS finds itself in this situation?

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The largest maternity scandal in NHS history? What a leaked report tells us about Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust

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Following the leak of a report into the failings of The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals Trust maternity unit, Sarah White explains what it tells us and the impact of this new information.

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Is London still a great place to buy property?

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There is no denying that in recent times the headlines relating to the London property market have been less than positive.

Headline after headline describe the capital’s property market as ‘fragile’ and ‘stagnant’ – and yet it’s housing market is often considered the envy of every other major city in the UK (and the world). So what exactly is going on with the London property market?

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