Category: Legal News

Sending a text on your mobile while in a traffic queue: it’s illegal, but many drivers don’t seem to know, or care.

Sending a text on your mobile while in a traffic queue: it’s illegal, but many drivers don’t seem to know, or care.

You’d be forgiven for assuming that the vast majority of drivers think that sending a text while at the wheel of their motor vehicle, even in a slow-moving queue, is just downright stupid, not...

Daughterstwice as likely to be parents’ carers, says report

Daughterstwice as likely to be parents’ carers, says report

Daughters spend twice as much time as sons looking after aging parents, according to a new health study. Researchers found women spend 12.3 hours a month on average caring for elderly parents. Men, on...

The Importance of Diagnosing Cancer in Darker Skinned People

The Importance of Diagnosing Cancer in Darker Skinned People

There is a common misconception that skin cancer only develops in only white people, especially the fair-skinned ones. Most of the advice that is handed out to people in relation to high-factor sunblock, seeking...

NHS finances are being ‘stretchedto the limit’ warns The King’s Fund.

NHS finances are being ‘stretchedto the limit’ warns The King’s Fund.

What is more important for hospitals: to balance the books or maintain the quality of services?  For the vast majority of people in the UK, that’s probably a no-brainer.  We have what many people...

Law Firm Securing Millions in Damages for Clients

Law Firm Securing Millions in Damages for Clients

AN expanding specialist law firm is on course to enjoy a record year after securing more than £14m in damages for clients over the first six months of 2014. Neil Hudgell Solicitors has enjoyed...

NHS procedures need to be tightened following baby illness

NHS procedures need to be tightened following baby illness

The death of one baby and illness of 17 others – all believed to have been caused by being given contaminated hospital feed –  is extremely worrying and another clear example of how NHS...

When Is A Marriage Not Legally Binding?

When Is A Marriage Not Legally Binding?

Pop songstress Foxes is reported as being uncertain of her marital status following a drunken ceremony at Glastonbury, in an interview with Metro magazine. She recalls hazy memories of a marriage ceremony in the...

Are DIY Wills a Good Idea?

Are DIY Wills a Good Idea?

Thinking about writing a will can be depressing, because no one wants to contemplate the day when they will pass away and leave behind their friends, family and children. However, it is very important...

SEN reforms risk harming vulnerable young people, warns lawyer

SEN reforms risk harming vulnerable young people, warns lawyer

Sweeping reforms to the way children with special educational needs (SEN) and their families are supported have been lambasted by a senior education lawyer. The changes are set out in the Education Department’s SEN...

How far can the duty of good faith go?

How far can the duty of good faith go?

Could an employer be legally bound by a broad statement that they would make no further changes to their pension scheme, even though this was not written into a contract? Yes, where this leads...

The Divorce May Not Be Your Fault

The Divorce May Not Be Your Fault

After already being an active part of the current family law overhaul, Sir James Munby has commented again on the state of family law calling for more changes. Sir Munby Called for More Reforms...

Cornish Naval Base Employees Suffer Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome

Cornish Naval Base Employees Suffer Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome

Babcock Flagship Ltd, the company with the maintenance contract for a Cornish naval base, has been ordered by Truro magistrates Court to pay £20,000 after 3 employers were diagnosed with Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome or...