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Petition Calling for Safety Improvements to London’s Cycle Lanes

Thursday 14th Nov 2013

Road Traffic Accidents and the consequences to victims and families can be devastating . As a firm that  works with families who have been affected by such accidents we are asking why cyclist safety is not a bigger priority.  We believe that action is needed NOW, before there are any more tragic accidents.  The public have a right to understand what plans are in place.  Sign our petition today so we can lobby government to make roads safer for cyclists.

Is a refusal to mediate ever reasonable?

Thursday 7th Nov 2013

A recent decision of the Court of appeal in PGF II SA v OMFS Co 1 Ltd has made clear that silence in response to a request to mediate is likely to be unreasonable, even if there may have been good reasons to refuse. This widens the general principle that an unreasonable refusal to mediate can attract sanctions and penalties.

Hugo Lloris, Tottenham Hotspur Goalkeeper knocked out:  Does Football Understand Concussion?

Wednesday 6th Nov 2013

Partner and Head of Serious Personal Injury Claire Roantree looks at the recent case of Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper, Hugo Lloris, who was knocked out during a recent match but continued to playout the rest of the game despite medical opinion and asks: is football in the dark when it comes to concussion?

Football and Concussion

Bonfire Night – Be aware and Be safe

Tuesday 5th Nov 2013

It's the 5th November which means bonfires and fireworks. It can be easy to become blasé and unconcerned when it comes to firework safety, and though there are warnings and restrictions on the type of fireworks on sale to the public there are still reports of people being injured through no fault of their own in accidents involving fireworks. Don’t be one of the hundreds of people each year that suffer a personal injury whilst attending a firework display and be as safe as possible.  

Firework Safety

Mis-selling of interest rate swaps: Green & Rowley v. RBS Royal Bank of Scotland PLC

Tuesday 5th Nov 2013

The Court of Appeal has recently rejected an appeal by John Green and Paul Rowley in their case against the Royal Bank of Scotland PLC (the Bank).  The Court held that the Claimants had not been advised to purchase the swap in question and the Bank therefore did not owe them a common law duty of care, writes Jonathan Dinsdale.

Interst Rate Swaps

MoJ decides against increase in small claims track limit

Wednesday 23rd Oct 2013

The Ministry of Justice have today announced they are deferring their decision on raising the Small Claims Limit for personal injury claims until the impacts of LASPO and other reforms in the market are better understood.

No increase in small claims track limit

Conveyancing Job Vacancies

Thursday 17th Oct 2013

We have a number of conveyancing job vacancies in Manchester and Kingston to join our expanding property team. We have both conveyancing Paralegal/Fee earner vacancies as well as conveyancing support vacancies.

Conveyaning Vacancies

A Guide to the Help to Buy Scheme

Friday 11th Oct 2013

The Help to Buy - sometimes called Assist to Buy - is intended to help first time buyers get on the property ladder, as well as those looking to move up it. Since its launch in April 2013 Help to Buy has supported over 10,000 first time buyers and existing homeowners buy a new home with as little as 5% deposit. With the launch of its second phase in October, our quick guide to the Help to Buy Scheme hopefully answers any questions you may have if you are considering buying a property through it.

Help to Buy Guide

Employment Seminar - Discipline and Grievance: Thursday 24th October 2013

Tuesday 1st Oct 2013

Join us for a FREE emplomyent seminar at our Kingston office on Thursday 24th October 2013, looking at discipline and grievance and the legal implications for your business.

Employment Seminar

Employment Newsletter: October

Tuesday 1st Oct 2013

Various changes to employment law have come into force this month and it is important that employers are up to date with the changes. This month's newsletter looks at the national minimum wage increase, employee rights on TUPE transfers, changes to the law on third party harrasment and the right to be accompanied at a grievance and disciplinary meeting.

Employment newsletter

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