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Wayne Rooney Convicted for Drink Driving (29 September 2017)

It was widely reported that Wayne Rooney faced an allegation of drink-driving and was due to appear at Stockport Magistrates’ Court towards the end of September. The arrest sparked some debate about the responsibility such stars have when they are admired by millions of children around the world and some call for heavier sanctions to be put in place to ensure that such behaviour is not seen as justifiable under any circumstances.   Read more...

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SAFER ROADS & AN AUTONOMOUS FUTURE (29 September 2017)

Part of my childhood was spent watching David Hasselhoff cruise around fighting crime in KITT- the artificially intelligent, self-aware and near-indestructible car. As a boy, I literally dreamed about owning such a car and being able to converse with it and let it take over the driving for me when I fancied a break to put my feet up. 30 years later it seems we might finally be helping these sci-fi imaginings become a reality as a result of road safety concerns.   Read more...

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Facebook Admission (29 September 2017)

The Independent has recently reported on a woman who was arrested for drink-driving after police officers read incriminating messages on her Facebook page.  Read more...

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10 Obscure Driving Offences (29 September 2017)

It may be a reasonable assumption to say that many motorists do not remember much of what they learnt during their driving lessons. Habits creep in and motorists tend to develop their own style and standard of driving (for better or worse!).   Read more...

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SKY Sports Presenter Convicted of Drink Driving Whilst Hungover (29 September 2017)

Sky Sports presenter, Kirsty Gallacher, was found to be almost three times over the legal limit after being arrested in Eton, Berkshire, in August and has been sentenced to a two year disqualification from driving.  Read more...

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Victims of contaminated blood have been given approval to claim (28 September 2017)

The patients and families affected by the contaminated blood from the NHS manufactured in the United States in the 70s and 80s have been given the right to sue the government.  Read more...

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Surgeon stabbed in neck outside mosque (26 September 2017)

A doctor was stabbed in the neck on his way to a mosque by attackers who shouted Islamophobic comments at him in an apparent ‘hate crime’.  Read more...

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NO I DON’T WANT IT… (26 September 2017)

And no, this is not the start of my story about my daughter refusing any sort of vegetable offered to her, despite all entreaties and cajoling. This is really to do with to do with the recent decision of the Court of Appeal in the case of Graham Thomas v Hugh James Ford Simey Solicitors [2017] EWCA Civ 1303.  Read more...

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Botch Surgeon Ian Paterson’s victims receive compensation (26 September 2017)

Spires, the private healthcare firm under which Ian Paterson was employed, has put together a fund of £27m for victims of Paterson’s surgery. Paterson’s insurers and The Heart of England NHS Trust have put £10m into the fund.  Read more...

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The Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Claims (18 September 2017)

Do you own a business and want to bring a debt claim or are you a debtor of this type of claim? If so, are you aware of the Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Claims?  Read more...

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IPP prisoner to be released from 10-month sentence 11 years later (15 September 2017)

James Ward is to be released from prison after serving 11 years, despite his original sentence being 10 months, after a judge placed an Imprisonment for Public Protection (IPP) order.  Read more...

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A retired senior judge has given a warning of the lack of safeguards in the power of attorney system in England and Wales (12 September 2017)

The Court of Protection grants lasting power of attorney to the families or close friends of individuals who lack the mental capacity to make their own decisions regarding their health and wellbeing, as well as their finances and property matters. Denzil Lush, who was the senior judge in the Court of Protection for twenty years, says that people should be more aware of the risks associated with lasting power of attorney documents, and has vowed that he himself would never sign one owing to the “devastating” impact they can have on family relationships. Lush wrote, in a new foreword to his book – regarded the definitive legal guide in this area – that the “lack of transparency causes suspicions and concerns which tend to rise in a crescendo and eventually explode.”   Read more...

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Six year old girl dies of meningitis after delayed diagnosis (12 September 2017)

Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust reveals a report into the failure to diagnose meningitis, in the case of a six year old girl, before she died of the disease.  Read more...

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England and Wales anticipate law against “upskirting” (7 September 2017)

After an online campaign to make the act of taking photographs underneath clothing illegal, has generated over 60,000 signatures, ministers are considering an amendment to legislation.  Read more...

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Essure sterilisation device causes some to have hysterectomy (6 September 2017)

The Victoria Derbyshire Show has documented the controversies surrounding Essure sterilisation device, on the BBC.  Read more...

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British man given leave to remain in the UK after Home Office mix-up (1 September 2017)

Shane Ridge, a British- born man, has been issued an apology from The Home Office after they sent him a letter directing him to leave the UK or risk a fine of £5000 and a potential prison sentence.  Read more...

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NHS figures have revealed that the number of people waiting for routine surgery in England is at the highest level it has been for a decade (1 September 2017)

3.83 million people are currently waiting to have surgery, but the NHS believe that missing data from the six trusts that didn’t participate means the figure is more likely to be “just over four million patients.”   Read more...

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