Latest news - Stephensons

Festive cheer for children's charity

Stephensons, the national law firm, has helped bring a some early Christmas cheer to a North West children's charity as part of the firm's commitment to the local community. Amy Tagoe and Sarah Master's from Stephensons' St Helens office...

Police to crack down on mobile phones behind the wheel

Police in England and Wales will be stepping up their efforts to catch drivers who use their mobile phone behind the wheel as part of a week-long crack down. The new measures will include extra patrols using unmarked vans, helmet cams, high-seated vehicles...

Stephensons makes the Brake Pledge for national Road Safety Week

Stephensons, the national law firm, has supported National Road Safety Week with a series of presentations at primary schools across Greater Manchester. Personal injury solicitor, Shahina Sakeria - a volunteer with the road safety charity Brake - visited...

Six asbestos deaths recorded every day

Figures released by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) reveal that every day six people across the UK die of asbestos related cancer mesothelioma. The most worrying results are reported in the North East of England with ten in every 100,000 men dying...

Corporate insolvencies on the rise

Recent statistics from the Insolvency Service have revealed a worrying increase in company insolvencies in the third quarter of 2016. The figures for July to September show that 3,633 businesses became insolvent across the UK. This was a 2 per cent...

Stephensons attends inaugural Gama Innovation Conference and Awards

Our Head of Employment Philip Richardson represented the firm by attending the inaugural Gama Innovation Conference & Awards. Manchester became a global hub for fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) as more than 60 invited delegates from around the world...

Landmark Uber employment trial ruling

Adam Pennington,  employment law solicitor at Stephensons said: "There are three distinct categories of working individuals in the UK. These are the self-employed, workers and employees. "The self-employed do not enjoy any significant...

A legacy of death, disease and deception; Turner & Newall 15 years on

This month marks 15 years since the infamous Turner & Newall company went into administration, ending 130 years of asbestos production in Greater Manchester and leaving a legacy of disease and death for the workers and their families. At its peak,...

Tough new guidance to tackle internet trolls

The Crown Prosecution Service has released new guidelines to tackle so-called 'internet trolls' who harass, create derogatory hashtags or circulate doctored images to humiliate others. The guidelines will apply in England and Wales in...

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 - What do I need to know?

Samsung, the South Korean technology giant, is urging owners of its flagship ‘Galaxy Note 7’ phone to switch the device off immediately. It comes after new reports of the phone catching fire or exploding. Samsung say they will stop selling the...
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