Employer’s responsibility for its employees

The world of work is changing. Shifts in technology, attitudes, equality of bargaining power and economic conditions have bred new types of work and working relationships. Relationships where one party agrees to do work for another have never been binary; but more so now than ever, there are myriad of different types of agreements and…

When Liability Bites

When Liability Bites Although there are no official figures, the best estimate is that there are 6.1 million dogs kept as pets in the UK (one for every ten people).  Sadly not every one of that number is well trained and controlled and it is perhaps not surprising that dogs cause millions of pounds worth…

Why Injured People Risk Losing Out To Motor Insurers’ Multi Billion Pound Windfall

What’s changed? In the autumn statement George Osbourne announced measures to ban injured persons in road traffic accidents from seeking damages for soft tissue injuries. At the same time the Conservative Government also indicated that personal injury cases with a value of less than £5,000 would be better dealt with by the injured person through…

291 Teachers Have Died from Mesothelioma Since 1980

Speaking in the International Business Times, asbestos campaigner Michael Lees discusses how asbestos in schools is killing a frightening number of teachers. Michael found that since 1980, 291 teachers have died from mesothelioma, a number which has continually risen.   Michael believes that asbestos related deaths in teachers in the UK is the highest in…