IMPORTANT UPDATE: COVID-19

 Natalie Marrison
  August 27, 2020
The journal Lancet Oncology last week predicted that delays in treatment since Covid in March could lead to 3,500 avoidable cancer deaths in England in the next five years. Mary Smith, an expert in clinical negligence claims based in Bristol, stated that the NHS was struggling to meet service demand before the pandemic took place with a waiting list amounting to 4 million.
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 Natalie Marrison
  August 26, 2020
In an attempt to encourage positive behaviours in clinical negligence litigation, NHS Resolution, the Society of Clinical Injury Lawyers and patient safety charity Action against Medical Accidents have all collaborated on the Covid-19 Clinical Negligence Protocol 2020.
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 Gareth Dando
  August 25, 2020
​Gareth Dando, Partner in Ramsdens Employment team has featured in has featured on HR Grapevine’s latest podcast talking about how #HR teams and departments can prepare for potential of a second lockdown.
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 Rachel Sharp
  August 20, 2020
​We all understand the importance of safety on the roads and how we can better protect ourselves, as drivers and other road users, but unfortunately accidents continue to happen. August is #nationalroadvictimmonth and we are raising awareness of the impact road traffic accidents can have on everyone involved.
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 Helen Thewlis
  August 19, 2020
During the first 7 weeks of lockdown in the UK, the police took one call every 30 seconds relating to domestic abuse. The charity Refuge reported a 700% increase in calls to its helpline in a single day. The UN has described the global spike in domestic abuse as a “shadow pandemic” alongside Covid-19.
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 Richard Dean
  August 17, 2020
Suppliers need to diligently monitor their customers, and their contracts with them, for signs of looming insolvency, so the supplier can act before they lose the right to do so under the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020, which, includes, taking away suppliers’ rights in commercial contracts to terminate a contract for non-payment if a customer is insolvent.
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 Natalie Marrison
  August 13, 2020
​Following this summer’s release of the ‘Athlete A’ documentary on Netflix, which dealt with the concealement of sexual abuse within USA gymnastics, British Gymnastics is also now facing damning accusations of a culture of abuse, as children as young as seven are said to have been abused by their coaches.
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 Veronica Mullins
  August 12, 2020
As solicitors we have had to come up with various different ways and means to ensure that our clients can obtain a valid Will in the challenging and often changing COVID-19 environment. We have witnessed Wills through windows, on car bonnets and even on wheelie bins, but in some cases this might no longer be necessary.
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