Medical misdiagnosis claims: how challenging are they for solicitors?

The trust placed on medical professionals stems from their supposed expertise and knowledge. But, there’s a big difference between theory and practice. Malpractice and misdiagnosis are common concerns anywhere you are in the world. Based on statistics, in the UK, there were around 11,000 clinical negligence claims reported to the NHS from 2018-2019. These incidents […]

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Whiplash reforms to come into force this month

The Civil Liabilities Act is scheduled for implementation at the end of this month (May). Known colloquially as the whiplash reforms, the Act has caused huge uproar in the legal sector. However, despite the protests, the government has pushed on with its decision and will be delivering its plan. The regulations were debated and approved […]

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Understanding the UK’s Graduate Immigration Route

Last month, the UK government unveiled its new Graduate Immigration Route, claiming that it would allow the “brightest and the best international students” to remain in the country after they graduate. The visa will replace the UK’s previous Post Study Worker visa, which was scrapped in 2012, giving international graduates two years to find a job eligible […]

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Cryptocurrency, gambling regulation and the law: the greyest grey area?

Back in October of last year, the FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) banned the sale of crypto-derivatives to retail customers. A financial derivative is a contract between two parties with value derived from the value of an underlying entity. In plainer English, a derivative is a bet that an asset will rise – or fall – […]

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Tips for getting your UK visa

Whether you are a frequent flyer, or brand new to the concept of visas, the process can feel a little misguided and overwhelming. When it comes to getting your UK visa, there is no one quite like the professional immigration solicitor team in Birmingham to help take the stress out of the process. Whether you […]

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Burns: is a rise in numbers likely?

As we get closer to summer but the Covid-19 pandemic prevents holidays abroad, we can expect to see more people heading to the UK beaches, national parks and other outdoor regions. And as we try to enjoy the summer, more people could make barbecues or use fire pits to stay warm into the evenings. However, […]

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How will the 2021 update of the Gambling Act affect online players?

The global online iGaming market is expected to reach $127.3 billion by 2027, showing a year on year growth rate of 11.5%. This growth has been fueled by technological advancements that have made online gaming offerings like Virgin Games, much more accessible and more appealing to a wider audience that never would have previously considered […]

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UK legal cases that shook the trans community in 2020

The UK High Court recently announced a new ruling, banning children under the age of 16 from being prescribed puberty blockers or hormone replacement therapy, without official judicial approval. The ruling sent shockwaves through the country, with critics claiming it undermines years worth of established medical practice that allowed trans children to access this type […]

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Is an increase in road accidents likely?

As lockdown restrictions gradually start to ease, there is a chance we will start to see an increase in the number of accidents taking place on our roads. This is due to the fact beer gardens have reopened – thereby increasing the opportunity for drink driving to occur – and that the warmer months can […]

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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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