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Should the legal introduction of e-scooters on the roads raise concerns about their safety?

Simon Pimlott
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First posted 03 July 2020 Until recently it has been illegal to use an e-scooter on Great Britain’s roads. From Saturday, 4 July 2020 it has been permissible to use rental e-scooters on the public roads, although it will remain illegal to use...

"Culture of Fear" in Gymnastics

Malcolm Underhill
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First published 13 July 2020 (updated 17 Septmeber 2020) The recent disclosure by prominent gymnasts may prompt a trickle of similar complaints, although if it follows the experience in other environments, it is far more likely that the trickle will become...

Whistleblower leads to the identification of failings at Basildon Hospital

Simon Pimlott
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What are the failings at Basildon Hospital? On 19 August 2020 the Care Quality Commission (CQC) published its most recent report into Basildon Hospital, following an inspection prompted by concerns raised by an anonymous whistleblower. The CQC has rated...

Coronavirus ventilators

Malcolm Underhill
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At the beginning of the Coronavirus Covid 19 pandemic there was a fear that the NHS would be overwhelmed by patients, particularly those requiring ventilators to assist with their breathing. Thankfully, the worst forecasts were not realised, so, in terms of...

How Do We Protect Young Athletes From paedophiles?

Malcolm Underhill
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It is a sad truth that paedophiles are drawn to environments where there are children. Although a lot of work has been carried out over the last 20 years or so to protect children and young people, unfortunately those with wicked intent, still manage to...

The Cumberlege Review reports on the wrongful prescribing of Sodium Valproate to pregnant women

Simon Pimlott
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  “ The Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review ” led by Baroness Cumberlege, commonly known as the Cumberlege Review, issued a long-awaited report on 8 July 2020. IBB Law represents a number of families who have been left...

More coronavirus funding to support victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence.

Malcolm Underhill
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There is concern during the pandemic, that not only is there an increase in domestic and sexual violence, but it is proving more difficult for the victim survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault gaining support. In response to this concern the...

Road Fatalities on the Rise

Malcolm Underhill
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After decades of a reduction in the number of fatalities on Britain’s roads, recent statistics reveal that the number of fatalities may now be on the rise. There are likely to be a number of reasons for this, but whatever they are, road fatalities...

Coronavirus causes increased risks of assaults for sex workers

Malcolm Underhill
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Views on the health of sex workers may fall into two camps. There will be those who consider sex workers deserve whatever they get, even if that means being exposed to violent attacks; and those who will see sex workers, mostly women, as victims of social...

Can I make a child abuse compensation claim if the offender has been convicted?

Malcolm Underhill
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It takes courage and bravery to reveal you have been sexually assaulted, whether as an adult or when you were a child.  It is even more of a challenge to provide a detailed account as to exactly what happened. It is therefore unsurprising that many...

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