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Cycling Safety Tips For The Whole Family

Malcolm Underhill
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Whether it’s to boost your fitness, health or save some cash, cycling is a great way to blend fitness and fun at the same time. The number of people cycling has increased over the years. According to the Department of Transport (DPT: cycling statistics...

Catholic Church Criticised over Response to claims of Sexual Abuse

Malcolm Underhill
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The Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales has been criticised for its response to claims of childhood sexual abuse in the Catholic Church. The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) has recently published a report criticising the...

"Culture of Fear" in Gymnastics

Malcolm Underhill
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First published 13 July 2020 (updated 15 October 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 a...

E-Scooters may be legalised

Malcolm Underhill
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In the summer of 2020 we saw the rollout of the use of is scooters. It is still only permissible to use rental e-scooters on public roads, in a number of pilots across the country, although the Government’s Transport Committee is now recommending that...

Are Politicians listening to victim survivors of sexual assault?

Malcolm Underhill
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As a lawyer who specialises in helping victims of sexual assault it seems to me, over many years, that victim survivors are not dealt with fairly, are treated as inferior to the sexual offenders, and not given sufficient support. One such example is the...

Should tech bosses be jailed for failing to protect children from online abuse?

Malcolm Underhill
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Over the last six months I have talked about keeping children safe online , with the focus on protecting children. However, the NSPCC are now arguing for the technology companies to be accountable for allowing people to abuse children online, proposing...

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...

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...

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