October 2011 Archive

The Price of Harassment - Damages Awarded for Personal Injury

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Our <a href="http://www.bllaw.co.uk/services_for_businesses/property_litigation.aspx">Real Estate Dispute Resolution</a> and&nbsp;<a href="/page/personal_injury">Personal Injury team</a> examine a recent case in the Court of Appeal, the most striking implications of which relate to the Court's findings on harassment and particularly foreseeability. More …

The Real Horror Story this Halloween

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If you are lucky enough to escape the cold and travel abroad this half term, you may be caught up in the customary Halloween activities that will take place in most countries throughout the world. More …

Questionable Accuracy of Miscarriage Diagnoses

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I was shocked to read on Friday that some pregnancies are being terminated unnecessarily after an incorrect diagnosis of miscarriage.<br /><br />The guidelines for this area are currently under review but&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-15288072">BBC News</a>&nbsp;states that doctors 'say there is too much room for error in ultrasound scans in the first six weeks, which wrongly label a small percentage of embryos as miscarried.' More …

Firework Display Safety

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As we approach Firework night we will no doubt hear the ongoing discussions about firework safety. Many hold the view that fireworks are simply too dangerous to allow small garden displays, and only large commercial displays should be allowed. That would be a shame. We probably all have mixed memories of garden firework displays from our childhood.&nbsp; Many small organisations are put off by the urban myth of a 'compensation culture' or 'Health and Safety' and choose not to hold small displays which children and adults alike would love to attend.<br /> More …