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Tony Roberts

The value of clearing asbestos from our public buildings - Clearing the Air Report 2023

A rapid removal of the extensive asbestos within our public buildings could benefit the UK economy to the tune of £11.6 billion. Not to...

Simon Lomax

Download Music Festival Rocked by Food Poisoning Outbreak

Following reports of a wide-scale outbreak of food poisoning at the Castle Donnington event last weekend, Irwin Mitchell's specialist...

Nadhia Akthar

After Love Island star's anaphylactic shock, lawyers explain what it is and how to deal with it

It's been reported that Love Island star Jack Fowler recently suffered anaphylactic shock while on a flight to Dubai, after being served...

Sarah Coles

Collaborative evaluation of the Early Notification Scheme and Maternity Incentive Scheme

As specialist medical negligence lawyers at Irwin Mitchell, my colleagues and I see too often the impact on families as a result of...

David Johnston-Keay

Is artificial stone responsible for a resurgence of silicosis diagnoses?

On 1 July 2024, Australia will become the first country in the world to prohibit the use, supply and manufacture of all engineered stone....

Yogi Amin

Purdah: What is it, the pre-general election restrictions in place and how these affect public bodies

The period before a referendum or election can often see restrictions in place for public bodies and those working within them. This is...

Hannah Clifford

What does ‘care’ mean to Irwin Mitchell?

This week (10 – 16 June) is National Carers Week. Hannah Clifford, a Solicitor in Irwin Mitchell’s Serious Injury team in Birmingham and...

Christoper Hurlston

Pride Month: Exploring the additional challenges LGBTQ+ survivors of abuse face and what can be done to support them

This Pride month, I'm thinking about LGBTQ+ survivors of abuse and the additional challenges they face when considering disclosing their...

Stephanie Denham

The impact benefits processing delays are having on mesothelioma patients and the legal support available to those who've been exposed to asbestos

Research from the charity Mesothelioma UK has found that processing times for benefits applications from those with a life-limiting...

Sarita Sharma

E.coli outbreak: As dozens fall ill public health lawyer explains what the bacteria is and issues key advice to reduce the risk of infection

A large number of people have contracted E.coli following an outbreak connected to a “nationally distributed food item”.  The UK Health...

Vincent Nichol

Aviation lawyer sets out the key issues facing Boeing as safety concerns continue to surround aircraft giant

Boeing, the aerospace giant, has once again found itself at the centre of a significant legal dispute. The Department of Justice (DoJ)...

Caitlin Diamond

Hospital patients at risk of serious harm and medical negligence due to IT issues at NHS Trusts in England

Ninety per cent of NHS Trusts have access to an electronic patient record system. The aim of the systems is for everything about that...

Lucy Poulson

Impact of Highway Code changes on pedestrian safety: What does recent data reveal?

Two years ago, the UK government made various updates to the Highway Code with the aim of improving road safety for pedestrians. However,...

Elizabeth Ridley

Is the lack of cohesion between the Mental Capacity Act and the Mental Health Act keeping patients in hospital and not in the community?

Is the lack of cohesion between the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and the Mental Health Act 1983 dangerous for patients? This is an important...

Rebecca Tramaseur

As Craig Mackinlay MP shares his sepsis story what are the signs of the life-threatening condition and innovative treatments helping survivors?

Sepsis is a serious and life-threatening condition that arises from the body’s reaction to an infection. Sepsis can lead to shock and...

Alice Hall

National Epilepsy Awareness Week: Does brain injury increase the risk of epilepsy?

Every year, charities, hospitals and individuals get involved in National Epilepsy Awareness Week.  The campaign, which takes place from...

Nadhia Akthar

Ventura Cruise – Top Tips To Stay Safe As Passengers Struck Down with Illness

It's concerning to read over the weekend that large numbers of passengers on board the MV Ventura have experienced debilitating...

Alice Hall

Mental Health Awareness Week: Supporting claimants and each other

Experiencing mental health difficulties is distressing, and many people often struggle to get the help that they need.  Research tells us...

Ayse Ince

Helping bereaved families get answers at inquests and the campaign for a national structure to ensure care improvement recommendations are upheld

It’s impossible to comprehend how a family must feel when they learn that the death of their loved one could have been prevented.  I...

Geeta Nayar

Birth Trauma Inquiry: medical negligence lawyer welcomes report's publication and examines the 12 recommendations designed to improve maternity care

This year the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on birth trauma set up an inquiry to investigate the reasons for traumatic birth and...

Lewis Quarmby

Is the defence budget increase enough to protect our Armed Forces?

Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is a significant health concern in the military, where the exposure to loud noises from weaponry and...

Carol Purang

Ajax Armoured Vehicle Programme and The Army personnel suffering hearing loss

To highlight Deafness Awareness Week this year between 6-12 May we report on the latest in the Ajax vehicle programme. To date over £4...

Hannah Wall

World Asthma Day: Workplace illness lawyer calls for greater understanding around condition

Asthma is a respiratory condition that affects millions of people worldwide, and this World Asthma Day, the theme is ‘Asthma Education...

Courteney Coe

Lawyer explores use of Artificial Intelligence in healthcare: Is it a helping hand or a cause for concern?

Harrogate District Hospital has recently revealed it's using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to speed up fracture diagnosis times, by...

Tom Fletcher

Abuse lawyer’s concern as BBC investigation uncovers apparent misuse of ‘calming rooms’ at Whitefield School in Walthamstow

I’ve read with concern this week about a recent BBC investigation that appears to highlight the misuse of so-called “calming rooms” at...

Richard Biggs

Smart motorways: Lawyer calls for improved safety as BBC Panorama investigation uncovers technology concerns

Smart motorways have emerged as a modern solution to alleviate congestion and enhance traffic flow on Britain’s road network.  Smart...

Nicola Ashton

Irwin Mitchell’s fund-raising for disabled children's charity Newlife

As a medical negligence solicitor at Irwin Mitchell, I've built up an excellent relationship with Newlife The Charity for Disabled...

Richard Biggs

Limb loss and limb difference: Serious injury lawyer explores rehabilitation provision for amputees with key charities

April is Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month and, as a serious injury lawyer, I had the privilege to record a podcast with Emma...

Amanda Marsh

Military lawyers welcome Government response to Armed Forces Compensation Scheme Quinquennial Review and positive changes that will help claimants

In July 2023 the Quinquennial Review (QQR) was published following the review of the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS) to ensure...

Alice Hall

Establishing mental capacity to manage litigation in personal injury claims

Mental capacity refers to an individual’s ability to understand information and make decisions.  We all make decisions every day,...