December 2011 Archive

More M3 traffic chaos in Winchester

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I use the M3 on my commute to work from Winchester to Chandlers Ford and each and every day there is a collision of sorts.  More …

Tracking device technology saves stranded Australian backpackers

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For most people, their long anticipated gap year will pass without incident. Due to the nature of the adventure, gap year students can end up in some fairly remote and primitive locations.  More …

Negligence leads to injury in Santa's grotto

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When Joan Dufosse, aged 73, slipped on an icicle in Santa's grotto and fractured her hip it was clear that she had a claim for negligence. Here is an overview of the case. More …

Please wash your hands!

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I was delighted to read that the number of reported cases of MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) has significantly decreased by as much as 50% over the last 2 years in an editorial report by the editor of the British Medical Journal (BMJ).  More …

Dog owners beware!

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I heard on the news this morning that a consultation has been launched with regard to dogs acting out of control.  I understand that at the centre of the consultation is the dog owner's responsibility.  The suggestion is that a jail sentence is the appropriate penalty for owners who fail to control their dogs and thereby fail to act responsibly. More …

Bill for There to be a Compulsory Register for Hairdressers Defeated in Parliament

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The Bill for there to be regulation in the hairdressing industry has been defeated in Parliament. More …

Emerging from a Side Road - Who is to Blame for the Accident?

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When a car/motorbike emerges from a side road onto a main road it&nbsp;is difficult&nbsp; for the court to apportion blame. <br /> More …

Free the Shoreham Sheep!

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I was <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2072726/Dummy-sheep-roundabout-penned-council-braking-drivers-thought-real.html">amused to read</a> that a herd of fake sheep on a busy roundabout have been penned off after drivers complained they were going to cause accidents! <br /> More …

Health and Safety on School Trips

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As both a parent and personal injury solicitor I was very interested to read the updated Health and Safety Executive (HSE) guidance on school trips.&nbsp; More …

Justice Secretary Sparks Controversy

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The Justice Secretary Ken Clarke has&nbsp;this week sparked more controversy. More …