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Our solicitors and lawyers regularly write about different legal topics and breaking news, we welcome your comments on our posts. Below you will find links to the latest articles from across the firm. If you would like more information on our services, please don't hesitate to get in touch on 0175 321 6399.

Road Safety Week 2017 - Speed Down Save Lives

Robert Donlan
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Stephensons supports Road Safety Week , an initiative started by Brake, a road safety charity working with communities and organisations across the UK to stop the tragedy of road deaths and injuries, make streets and communities safer for...

HCPC fail to meet six out of ten fitness to practise standards

Francesca Snape
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The Professional Standards Authority (‘PSA’) for Health and Social Care oversees the nine statutory bodies that regulate health professionals in the United Kingdom and social care in England. The PSA are an independent body who are accountable...

GMC erasure overturned by High Court for failing to assess impact of doctor's mental health

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The recent successful appeal by Dr. Brookman following his erasure from the register of medical practitioners by the Medical Practitioners Tribunal ( Brookman v General Medical Council [2017] EWHC 2400 (Admin) ), highlights the importance of addressing...

Working 8 'til 4? - New survey shows UK workers want change to working hours

Philip Richardson
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A national poll by YouGov has found that two thirds of UK workers would prefer their day to start and finish earlier than the traditional 9 to 5. The most popular choice was an 8am to 4pm day - which was selected by 25 per cent of those polled....

Do I need a solicitor if my business is under investigation by the Health and Safety Executive?

Priscilla Addo-Quaye
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The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is the national regulator responsible for the regulation and enforcement of workplace health, safety and welfare. All businesses are subject to scrutiny from the HSE including sole traders, SMEs, limited companies...

Notice of important claims deadline for former British Steel coke oven workers

Clare Gammond
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Stephensons has been made aware of a deadline for all potential claimants to join an ongoing group action for industrial disease claims. The action is brought on behalf of hundreds of ex-British Steel employees suffering from illnesses such as chronic...

New homelessness and domestic violence guidance

Amy Tagoe
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New guidance has been published by the government this week to ensure that victims of domestic violence can more easily access safe long term accommodation. The guidance is subject to a ten week consultation process which will run until 5 th ...

Lung disease in the UK

Shahina Sakeria
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Lung disease refers to disorders that affect the lungs which is the organ that allows us to breath.  When you breathe, your lungs take in oxygen from the air and delivers it to the bloodstream. The cells in your body needs oxygen to work and...

7 top tips to stay safe this bonfire night

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As the evenings draw in, and the nights become colder, the traditional pastime of burning Guy Fawkes on the bonfire fast approaches. Firefighters and news reporters warn us of the dangers associated with bonfires, warn us to keep pets indoors and provide...

What is sexual harassment and what can be done about it?

Maria Chadwick
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Since allegations have been reported that a Hollywood film producer has allegedly subjected women to sexual harassment over a prolonged period of time, reports of sexual harassment generally appear to have been brought to the fore in recent media articles ...

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