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Time limit for storing frozen sperm and eggs extended in coronavirus lockdown

At some stage historians will sit down and analyse the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and perhaps identify some beneficial effects to weigh in the balance against the huge amount of damage done. Amongst those beneficial effects may be a softening of the position with regard to the time limit...

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Employer’s duty of care during the coronavirus crisis

A look at health and safety obligations We frequently hear the phrase that ‘we are living and working in unprecedented times’ but what does that mean for employers and employees who are having to adjust to new working arrangements during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic? There can be no doubt that...

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Supporting World Meningitis Day

Raising awareness on the prevention and cures of the disease Meningitis Research Foundation has a goal to see a world free of meningitis and septicaemia. Their aim by 2030 is to see fewer people contracting the disease through effective vaccines for epidemics and routine schedules to protect those most at...

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Clarke Willmott features in Expert Witness magazine

On bespoke training courses delivered by our serious injury and clinical negligence team Expert Witness magazine have published an article in their Spring Journal about the bespoke legal training courses our lawyers offer to fundraise for the charity Disabled Living. A charity close to our hearts, solicitor Sarah Jones is...

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Road safety during lockdown

Lessons to be learnt as the COVID-19 outbreak reduces road traffic significantly Most people in the UK are following government advice to stay at home during the coronavirus pandemic. The reduction in road traffic has been marked, some reports suggesting it is at levels last seen in 1955. Data from...

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Compensation obtained for knee replacement surgery which resulted in cardiac arrest

Background to the claim On 11 October 2017 Mrs S, aged 64, underwent right knee replacement. A tourniquet was placed around the leg to reduce bleeding during surgery. This did not inflate and there was significant bleeding. Diathermy was used but bleeding continued so the surgeon used hydrogen peroxide. This...

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Coronavirus and your brain: More about staying safe in difficult times

What is an ABI? In our last article we looked at how the coronavirus pandemic may be affecting the lives of those with an acquired brain injury (ABI). ABI is a term which generally covers any injury to the brain caused after birth, other than congenital or degenerative disease. ABI...

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Bowel Cancer Awareness Month: Early Diagnosis and Treatment

Every day around 45 people in the UK will die from bowel cancer. While the number of people surviving bowel cancer has doubled in the last 40 years, deaths from bowel cancer continue to be high. Bowel cancer (or colorectal cancer as it is also known) is cancer of the...

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Coronavirus and acquired brain injury

Staying safe in difficult times Everyone, without exception, is having a hard time at the moment. Whether you are the heir to the throne or the Prime Minister, it makes no difference. All men and women are equal when confronting coronavirus. There are some who are finding it more difficult...

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Farming families and inheritance disputes

Clarke Willmott successful for client in significant inheritance dispute case Last year we reported on how we had successfully represented farmer and National Farmers’ Union member Andrew Guest in a significant High Court inheritance case against his parents. Andrew’s parents then appealed against the High Court’s decision to the Court...

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