November 2011 Archive

Christmas Shopping

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Its that time of year again when everyone is embarking on their Christmas shopping, rushing about trying to get everything done and pick up the bargains.  The roads are busier and the car parks are full, we all get stressed and our tempers flare up when we least expect it. More …

Cyclists - Do you need insurance?

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<a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-15892074">Report from the BBC</a>&nbsp;that cyclists are being urged to purchase compulsory insurance to protect them should they be the victim of or the cause of an accident. More …

Staircase handrails at work - what is suitable and sufficient under regulations?

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I was interested to read the decision given by the Court of Appeal in the case of&nbsp;<em>Broadfield v Meyrick Estate Management Limited.</em> More …

The continued dangers of potholes

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Margaret was enjoying a country ride with her husband. Margaret's husband had been cycling in front of her when, as he came over the brow of the hill he noticed some potholes. More …

Families gain new rights to appeal coronial decisions with appointment of Chief Coroner

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Earlier this year the Government announced that they would abolish a new post of Chief Coroner that had been introduced by 2009 legislation to reform and improve the inquest process in England and Wales. More …

Another Breach of Health and Safety

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A man in North Yorkshire, who was working for Feed Supplements Limited, has suffered the loss of two fingers on his dominant hand along with nerve damages to the rest of his hand which has left him disabled for the rest of his life.&nbsp; More …

Dragon welcomes Knights to his Lair

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I was delighted to read on his twitter page that millionaire Dragons Den celebrity Duncan Bannatyne is giving a years free membership of&nbsp; all his nationwide health clubs to our injured servicemen for free. &nbsp;&nbsp; More …

"FORE!" Hundred Thousand Pounds

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Controversial <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2057715/Golfer-lost-eye-hit-ball-wins-400-000-damages.html">news</a> that golfer Anthony Phee from Manchester has won his case against Niddry Golf Club in East Lothain, Scotland &nbsp;after losing an eye during a round of golf in August 2007.&nbsp; More …

Seatbelts - Matters to Take into Consideration

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Did you know the onus is on the Defendant to prove the Claimant was not wearing a seatbelt to be able to discount the compensation? More …

What are the Long Term Effects of Weight Loss Surgery?

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A study looking into the long term social effects and health benefits of weight loss surgery is to be carried out at the University of Glasgow.&nbsp; More …