New legislation has come into effect in 2022 for using a mobile phone while driving. A legal loophole has now been closed to improve driver safety.
PPE and the coronavirus outbreak On almost a daily basis, much of the coronavirus related news focuses on the lack of suitable personal protective equipment (PPE) available to NHS staff and other carers. Whilst there are clearly issues with the supply of such equipment, employers in other sectors, as well as the NHS and care [...]
Smart Motorways and the Law As many road users are aware, so called ” smart “motorways have become increasingly common in recent years throughout the country. What is a smart motorway? According to the RAC, a smart motorway is a section of a motorway that uses traffic management methods to increase capacity and reduce congestion [...]
Player Head Injuries in Rugby As the Rugby World Cup reaches its knockout stages, much media attention is being given to players suffering head injuries. In separate games against Australia and Fiji, the Welsh fly-half Dan Biggar was forced to leave the field of play early, bringing into question his ongoing participation This comes [...]
Get a cervical smear test Many young women will have been shocked in the last few years learning of the many deaths resultant of Cervical Cancer. Amber Cliff, a 25 year old Business Graduate died of cervical cancer in 2017. Amber’s family fought to change the medical protocols and guidance on cervical smear tests so [...]
The Reality of Personal Injury Is there a lack of knowledge and understanding about personal injuries claims being pursued in England & Wales? Apparently so. Reading the BBC’s news coverage regarding road traffic accidents this week, and the reality of roadside accidents and whiplash. Whiplash can cause a whole host of long side effects from chronic [...]
Soft-tissue Injury Damage Recovery Changes The Law Society has issued a statement that robustly opposes plans to remove the right to recover general damages for soft-tissue injuries. Speaking at the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers' annual conference, Law Society chief executive Catherine Dixon told delegates: 'The current environment for making personal injury claims is becoming more hostile. [...]