Year: 2021

Employers’ obligations around employee stress

The vast majority of people deal with stress at work. Some of us experience more of it than others, but it is certainly present for most of us. Stress is what happens to a person when they are faced with excessive pressure – whether that’s being put on them from work superiors or themselves. Most […]

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Evolution of UK gambling laws and their history

Gambling in the UK before 1960 was largely heavily restricted. This is because of the systematic amendments that were put in place after King Henry VIII’s ban in 1506. Following his daughter Elizabeth’s coronation in 1569, the first state lottery took place with £5,000 as the jackpot. Following several amendments, an Act of Parliament came […]

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Medical devices: when they harm rather than heal

Many of us rely on medical equipment and devices to survive or manage conditions that would otherwise have an adverse impact on our health. These conditions can range from relatively minor to life-threatening. But if the medical equipment or device in use fails or turns out to be faulty, there can be serious consequences. Devices […]

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Illness as injury: industrial disease

A personal injury doesn’t just refer to the visible physical wounds sustained in an unexpected accident. There are times when a personal injury covers an illness that could take decades to develop. These sorts of health problems are usually the result of exposure to a hazardous substance at work, making them industrial diseases. Although you […]

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No Win No Fee: what’s in it for your solicitor?

A contingency fee agreement can seem too good to be true. There is no legal fee to pay if your case is unsuccessful – so what’s the catch? What may surprise many is that there isn’t one. Also known as a No Win No Fee agreement, it’s clear and straightforward in what it offers clients. […]

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Understanding the common types of birth injuries

The birth of a child should be an occasion for great joy and celebration. Mothers and babies in Ireland enjoy excellent antenatal and postnatal care, and in the vast majority of cases birth is a natural physiological event that doesn’t pose any problems. However, while modern medicine has made the process generally very safe, there […]

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The pandemic’s impact on surgery

Surgery is something that’s taken a backseat during the coronavirus pandemic. People who had been scheduled in for routine operations are now having to wait for unknown lengths of time to get the treatment they need. However, it is not just those waiting for routine procedures who have been affected. People with serious conditions who […]

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How to find the best asylum lawyer in the UK

Defining asylum As stipulated in Article 1(A)(2) within the 1967 protocol, a refugee is a person who, owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion is outside their country of nationality and is unable to avail themselves of the protection […]

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Whiplash victims in peril in 2021

Whiplash is the sort of injury everyone has heard of but few really know what it involves. It may seem like a relatively minor inconvenience to those who have not suffered from it previously. However, those who have experience of the injury know the levels of discomfort and pain it causes. It can last for […]

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UK Gambling Act to be revised in 2021

As we roll into 2021 it is under extraordinary circumstances as Covid19 continues having a profound effect on all aspects of our lives, changing the way we work, socialise, learn and source our entertainment. Just like any other part of the economy, the gambling industry is feeling the consequences of Lockdown which are sure to […]

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