Bereaved parents will be entitled to two weeks paid leave

Parents who lose a child, under the age of 18, will be entitled to two weeks paid bereavement leave under new government rules that are expected to come into force in April. The law will be known as Jack’s Law, in memory of Jack Herd who drowned in 2010, and after his mother campaigned for […]

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Life sentences for motorists who cause death by dangerous driving

New sentencing proposals will see motorists who cause death by dangerous driving face life imprisonment. At present the maximum sentence for causing death by speeding, racing or using a mobile phone is 14 years. This will increase to a life sentence, the equivalent to manslaughter. Causing death by driving under the influence of drink or […]

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BBC radio presenter wins pay dispute

The BBC have paid out £400,000 to one of its employees, radio presenter Sarah Montague, after a pay report revealed that Ms Montague was earning less than her male colleagues on the Today programme. Ms Montague was earning less than £150,000 while John Humphrys was reportedly earning at least £600,000 a year. She said that […]

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The 2020 General Newsletter has arrived

Our 2020 General Newsletter has arrived and you can download it here:     We believe that knowledge if power, so pull up a seat, read the articles, and hopefully feel empowered by what you’ve read.

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Private renting affects tenants’ health

A report in The Guardian, suggests that almost half of people who rent privately in England (8.5 million) are experiencing stress or anxiety, and a quarter (2 million), are made physically sick as a result of their housing. The poll, which was carried out by YouGov on behalf of the housing charity Shelter, suggests that […]

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Executor of a Will found guilty of stealing inheritance

An executor, entrusted to distribute the assets of a deceased friend, has been found guilty of stealing the inheritance for his own interests. Mr Loveday was asked to distribute the inheritance between the deceased’s partner and her dear friend. Mr Loveday did comply with his duties to the deceased’s partner but never gave the friend […]

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Vernon Hadida talks to Eddie Mair on his LBC radio show about mediation and the Royal Family

Have a listen to Vernon Hadida’s (Senior Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution) contribution to Eddie Mair’s LBC radio show on Friday 10th January. They discussed the role of mediation and the Royal Family: Vernon Hadida’s LBC talk – The Royal Family and Mediation  

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NHS pay out £20m for brain injured child

A child who suffered a catastrophic brain injury during her birth at an NHS hospital will receive £20m in damages after The Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust admitted liability in 2017. The child was born in 2011 and suffers with severe cerebral palsy.    

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Northern Ireland legalises same-sex marriage

As of yesterday, Northern Ireland now legally recognises same-sex marriage, which allows same-sex couples to marry. The first ceremonies will be able to take place in February. It also means that same-sex couples already married will now be legally recognised in Northern Ireland. Couples who are in a civil partnership will not be able to […]

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Charity calls for new limits on poor air quality

The British Heart Foundation have called on the government to set legal limits regarding air pollution. They believe that toxic air could account for over 160,000 deaths over the next ten years. They have also put out a call to action to the general public asking them to write to their MPs urging them to […]

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