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  • Half Divorced Brits Considered Leaving Before They Married

    We found that four in 10 divorcees had doubts before walking down the aisle and that the younger the couple were when they got married the more likely they were to have felt unsure. With such a high percentage of people feeling uncertain before marriage you would expect that a similar percentage of people would have thought about divorce before getting hitched - but you would be wrong. ...

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  • Priory Hospital Deemed Unsafe After ‘Inadequate’ Rating

    An inspection by the CQC revealed high rates of vacancies for nurses, particularly on the eating disorders service for children and adolescents. There had been 95 incidents on Priory Court in the six months before the inspection. We unfortunately see many cases involving people who have taken the steps to receive help from healthcare providers and, due to failings on the part of that provider, th...

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  • New ‘One-Hour’ Rule For Treating Sepsis Patients Could Save Lives

    Those classed as high risk must also receive intravenous fluids and antibiotics. The new guidance, published on 10 March, 2017, states that clinicians in any setting, but specifically accident and emergency departments or GP practices, should check patients presenting with suspected sepsis for specific signs that determine whether their symptoms are life-threatening. As medical negligence lawyers...

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  • More than 300 Ambulances Called Out to Trampoline Parks in a Year, New Figures Reveal

    Between April 2015 and April 2016, 315 ambulances attended incidents at 30 parks across the country. Flip Out Stoke had the highest number, with paramedics attending the attraction 17 times in 109 days since it opened in 2015. Oxygen Freejumping in Southampton had the second highest call out rate with 13 in 114 days. Air Hop in Guildford had 39 call outs. These  numbers were revealed following a ...

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  • Support National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day 2017

    National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day takes place on Saturday 18 March, promoting a zero tolerance approach to these abhorrent crimes that have a lasting effect on many young lives. Ahead of the day, the Metropolitan Police has revealed that crimes connected with child sexual exploitation (CSE) across the capital rose by nearly 50 per cent between 2014 and 2016. Though some cases of ch...

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  • Workplace Ban on Religious Dress (Including Headscarves) Not Direct Discrimination, Court Rules

    The ban cannot be based on the wishes of a customer but is allowed so long as it is based on internal company rules requiring all employees to dress neutrally. This means no wearing of anything that contains a religious, political or philosophical sign – including headscarves. Previously, courts in both Belgium and France had referred questions to the European Court of Justice asking whether or n...

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  • We-Vibe Sex Toy Data Collection Scandal

    Slater and Gordon Lawyers has been contacted by a number of consumers who purchased the We-Vibe vibrator, concerned that intimate information about their sexual habits may have been collected and stored by Standard Innovation. Our lawyers are investigating the possibility of a legal action on behalf of those affected in the UK and are calling for others who may be concerned to confidentially conta...

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  • New Whistleblowing Protection Laws For NHS

    Currently, if you are applying for re-employment within the NHS and a potential employer rejects you because it believes you have previously blown the whistle, you have no right to compensation in the employment tribunal. Read: Top Ten Tips About Blowing The Whistle. Those that work in healthcare know many people who hold suspicions that they continue to be rejected for NHS jobs because of a past ...

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  • Safe Journey Guide

    A brand new Slater and Gordon survey revealed that 83% of people believe that the safety of passengers in a car is the responsibility of the driver. Therefore before you get behind the wheel it’s pretty important that you’ve made sure you, your vehicle and your passengers are safe. That’s why we’re launching a new campaign to help promote the importance of carrying out safety checks before you set...

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  • How to Use New Tax Band to Gift Assets to Your Children

    There are several tax exemptions that need to be considered including, the existing nil rate band, the new residence nil rate band and the conditions your estate must meet to qualify. Here is a simple explanation how to use the nil rate band and the residence nil rate band in order to give as much as you can to your children tax free. Nil Rate Band The nil rate band is the first £325,000 of your e...

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  • Former Steeplejack Diagnosed With Asbestos Disease Takes Legal Action

    My client worked as a steeplejack in the 1980s. During this time it was common for workers in the industry to repeatedly handle asbestos. As part of his role he worked on chimneys, for which asbestos blankets were used between courses of brickwork and asbestos rope was used in the maintenance of the chimney caps. On power station cooling houses he cleaned and replaced asbestos eliminator slats an...

  • Police Still Unable to Use New Law to Tackle Child Grooming

    A law was passed in March 2015 that would make it illegal for an adult to send a sexual communication to a child, either over the phone or via the internet. For more information, please see section 67 of the Serious Crime Act. This law is awaiting a “commencement order”, which is required before police forces may use it. We see on a daily basis how the absence of this law leads to vulnerable chil...

  • Should You Move or Improve Your Home?

    Forty-five per cent of Brits have moved home between one and three times as an adult but 61 per cent of us would be more likely to make major changes to our current home before upping sticks and moving to a new one. If you do decide that moving is the right option for you then it’s important that you make sure you’ve got everything covered. As experts in property law and in particular, conveyanci...

  • The Impact of Increased Female Trade Union Membership

    In fact, the average union member today is a woman in her 40s working in the public sector. This was certainly not the case 20 or 30 years ago and it shows that women are “taking a stand” and joining trade unions in order to get their voices heard. The rising numbers of female trade union members could mean that there will be increased awareness of many of the issues faced by women in the work pla...

  • International Women’s Day 2017 – #BeBoldForChange

    Be Bold For…Closing the Gap The gender pay gap is the difference between the average pay of men and of women, which according to the Office of National Statistics currently stands at 18.1 per cent. The World Economic Forum predicts that the gender pay gap will not close entirely until 2186. 2017 marks the arrival of gender pay gap reporting regulations. The regulations require employers with 250...

  • Whirlpool Upgrade Warning For Faulty Tumble Dryers

    Various dryers made by Hotpoint, Indesit and Creda between April 2004 and September 2015 are subject to a safety notice about the fire risk, which is caused by excess fluff coming into contact with the heating element. It’s worrying that the advice regarding use of these dryers has changed at this stage. There have been a number of very high profile incidents where they have caught fire and the m...

  • Victims of Chester Trampoline Park Take Legal Action

    The public liability lawyers at Slater and Gordon are currently investigating legal claims from a number of clients who have suffered injuries at a trampoline park in Chester. Liza Jones was using the ‘tower jump’ at Flip Out in Chester when she landed in the foam pit below and suffered a fracture to her back and burst vertebrae. The accident required surgery to insert two metal plates and six sc...

  • The Sherlock Split – Advice For Unmarried Cohabiting Couples Separating

    The couple had been together for some 16 years and have two children. They famously never married.  Many couples today choose not to marry (cohabit). Here are four things to be aware of if you are an unmarried cohabiting couple and your relationship breaks down: There is no need to start divorce proceedings if you have never married.Lots of people believe that if they live with another person fo...

  • Why Keeping Money You Find Can Result in a Criminal Conviction

    Nicole Bailey was called to a voluntary police interview after the shop owner recognised her in CCTV footage picking up the money which had been dropped moments earlier by a fellow customer. The 23-year-old secretarial administrator, from Blurton, Stoke-On-Trent, pleaded guilty to theft and was ordered to pay £175 in court costs and charges. Many people might assume they are entitled to keep money...

  • Police Encourage ‘Dutch Reach’ For Cyclist Safety

    The method, for UK drivers, would mean drivers open their door with their left hand so that they are forced to turn and check blind spots for any approaching cyclists and vulnerable road users including motorcyclists and pedestrians.  Currently, ‘car-dooring’ a cyclist - the literal title given to someone opening a car door and hitting an unsuspecting passer-by - is treated as a minor offence wit...

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  • The Consequences of Work Place Romances

    Office romances may be more common than you think, with almost 70 per cent of people knowing of colleagues having a relationship in the workplace. For many, if a relationship with a colleague breaks down it can cause trouble, with both parties still having to work together in a professional capacity. Awkward encounters, tension in meetings, being unable to avoid one another and colleagues taking s...

  • Heterosexual Couples Cannot Have Civil Partnerships

    Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan were in the Royal Courts of Justice appealing a ruling that they could not have a civil partnership in law because they are not of the same sex. The couple have argued that they have been discriminated against. Today their appeal was dismissed. The couple wished to have their relationship legally recognised, but not by way of marriage. The couple are of the opi...

  • Mum Tragically Dies Due to Mental Health Care Failings

    Rachel Morgan had encountered no issues following the birth of her first child, but following suspected postpartum psychosis, she sought the help of her family GP. She was prescribed medication for depression, but her symptoms worsened and Rachel suffered increased paranoia, anxiety and experienced disturbing visions. Rachel and her mother sought help at Royal Bolton Hospital where she could not ...

  • Tragic Death Due to Outdated Hospital Transfer Systems

    Ms Muldowney was admitted to East Surrey Hospital in Redhill on July 20 last year where doctors immediately suspected a brain haemorrhage. A CT scan revealed heavy bleeds and a request was made that she be transferred to a specialist neurosurgical unit for treatment. St George's Hospital and King's College Hospital in London, and the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton refused the request du...

  • Ministry of Justice Review of Employment Tribunal Fees

    The Review of The Introduction of Fees in The Employment Tribunals was largely positive about the changes which were made in 2013. People who use the employment tribunal are now contributing between £8.5m and £9m in fees transferring a proportion of the cost from the taxpayer to those who are using the tribunal. The review found that since the introduction of employment tribunal fees there has bee...

  • Have you suffered as a result of medical negligence?

    We will be in your local area offering free advice on all areas of medical negligence including: Birth injuries including cerebral palsy Brain injuries Spinal cord trauma Amputation injuries Delayed or misdiagnosis, including cancer Surgical mistakes Fatal cases Haverfordwest Date: Monday, 6 March 2017 Time: 9am - 4pm Location: Picton Centre, 2 Picton Place, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, SA61 2L...

  • Heading Footballs Causes Same Brain Injuries as Boxing

    Researchers conducted post-mortem examinations of the brains of five professional players, and one “committed” amateur, who had played for an average of 26 years and who had all suffered from dementia. They found evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), which can be caused by repeated blows to the head and is a condition known to lead to dementia. The results of this research ought to ...

  • Assets Lost Due to Delaying Financial Settlement

      Ms Briers separated from her husband in 2002 and the decree absolute, ending their marriage, was pronounced in 2005. Yet she only applied for a financial remedy order in 2013 and because of this delay, Mr Briers argued that his ex should be entitled to less. In the UK there is no statutory time limit for bringing an application for a financial settlement upon divorce. However, a delay could well...

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  • British Thoracic Oncology Group Conference 2017

    Slater and Gordon sponsored the attendance of 20 lung cancer nurses, doctors and allied health professionals from Harrogate, Aintree, Royal Gwent and Monmouthshire, Glenfield, Leicester, Birmingham, Guys and St Thomas’s, Portsmouth, Worcester, North Midlands, Castle Hill and Macclesfield hospitals and Beatson Cancer Centre in Glasgow. The feedback from these medical and allied health professional...

  • NHS Midwife Shortage Concerns As a Third Near Retirement

    The RCM’s State of Maternity Services report has called for the industry to be “future proofed” with more training places. Approximately 35 per cent of midwives currently working in the NHS are now in their 50s and 60s. The report also highlighted the change in age profile for mothers. More babies are being born to women in their 30s and 40s and these rising demands are sure to see burdened mater...

  • Fifth Teacher Convicted For Sex Abuse at St Paul’s School

    Marshall is the third teacher of St Paul’s School to be convicted in Operation Winthorpe, a Metropolitan Police investigation into sex abuse at the private school. A number of the boys targeted by Marshall were members of a school rowing club which he coached. I am currently instructed by a client who was abused by David Sansom-Mallet a teacher at St Paul’s Prep School.  Sansom-Mallet was convict...

  • Periodical Payments For Man Seeking Clean Break Divorce

    Maria Mills received a £230,000 lump sum plus £1,100 monthly maintenance payments when she split from her husband of 13 years, Graham Mills, in 2002. However, the former estate agent lost all her capital and fell heavily into debt after investing unwisely in a series of upmarket London properties.  Now, Mr Mills’ payments to Mrs Mills are set to increase to £1,441 per month.  Speaking at London’s ...

  • Sexual Abuse And Sexual Violence Awareness Week 2017

    Organised by the NSPCC, Rape Crisis and Survivors UK, the awareness week was established to give an opportunity for the general public, statutory and third sector organisations to participate in a discussion about sexual abuse and sexual violence. During the week people raise awareness about sexual abuse and sexual violence and how to prevent it in the UK. For many survivors of abuse, it is diffi...

  • The Archers Child Abduction Storyline – What Would Happen in Real Life?

    Rob intended to take Jack with him to start a new life in America, but his plot failed as Helen and other family members managed to stop him as he left Ambridge.  This dramatic story line raises important and serious questions for those parents who are afraid that their child may be taken by an estranged partner.  Firstly, it is important to understand who has Parental Responsibility for your chi...

  • Caring For Vulnerable People: It’s Not About The Money

    Following Freedom of Information (FOI) requests from campaign group Disability United, HSJ found that 37 NHS clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in England were contemplating care decisions that could force up to 13,000 people with health conditions into care homes. Sadly, it’s no surprise that CCGs, like local authorities, are considering drastic steps in relation to care provision for vulnerab...

  • Anniversary of Widow Diane Blood’s Frozen Sperm Win

      Medical advancements had left the law lagging behind in areas but this was the first case to make a ruling on consent to store sperm. Diane Blood’s husband, Stephen Blood sadly caught meningitis and fell into a coma just two months after they had started trying for a baby together. This left Diane with a dilemma because The 1990 Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act banned her from using her hu...

  • Church of England Admit Failings in Reporting Abuse Claims

    John Smyth, the chairman of the Iwerne Trust, which ran Christian holiday camps for public school pupils, has been accused of decades of abuse. Archbishop, Justin Welby, said that he was told about claims made against Smyth in 2013 and police had been notified of the allegations.  Yet again, this case shows the need for a mandatory reporting law. This would require organisations which have knowle...

  • Putting Your Children First When Separating

    As society changes, with fewer of us identifying with the traditional nuclear family, splits and divorces can be more complicated and family courts are increasingly being asked to resolve issues. Here are a few answers to frequently asked questions which will explain some of the processes and terms:How do I Get Parental Responsibility?You have Parental Responsibility if you are mum or dad, if you ...

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