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Geeta Nayar

Law firm stages UK’s first conference addressing birth trauma for South Asian women

Equitable and safe maternity care should be a right for all women.  However, stark racial and ethnic disparities in maternal healthcare...

Lauren Haas

Serious injury lawyer explores head injuries and the increased risk of brain cancer

As I deal with many claims relating to head injuries, new developments and studies relating to potential risk factors arising from head...

Radika Barber

Irwin Mitchell brain injury conference: The challenges facing survivors and the support available

Achieving independence after a brain injury is a deeply personal journey, unique to each individual's circumstances and challenges.  At...

Kim Andrews

Irwin Mitchell and Grief Encounter launch legal partnership to support bereaved children and young adults

As medical negligence lawyers, we often represent families who have lost a loved one. In addition to coping with their grief, people...

Kim Leslie

Specialist lawyer's concerns over alarming increase in reports of online child sexual abuse

Reflecting on the latest data from Police Scotland, as a specialist abuse lawyer I'm deeply troubled by the alarming increase in reports...

Cheryl Palmer-Hughes

The UK has ratified the Hague 2019 Judgments Convention - what does that mean for victims of personal injury?

The UK's ratification of the Hague 2019 Judgments Convention, which took place on 27 June, marks a significant development for those...

Helen Tomlin

Mesothelioma: Expert lawyer explains what the disease is, why asbestos is still a public safety risk and how to protect yourself from the killer dust

As we mark Action Mesothelioma Day on 5 July, it's a time to reflect on the huge impact asbestos has had in the UK. However, it's also a...

Victoria Mclean

Armed Forces Compensation Scheme - BBC File on Four Exposes The Problems

This week I contributed to a special documentary on BBC File on Four - The Final Battle: Veterans fighting for compensation - which...

Gemma Eason

The European Court of Human Rights Refines Rule 39 on Interim Measures

With effect from 28 March, 2024, The European Court of Human Rights has updated its Rule of Court, specifically Rule 39 in relation to...

Tony Roberts

Don’t Let The Dust Settle – campaign progress over one year on

The urgent campaign to create a central register of the dangerous asbestos in our public buildings and plan for its safe removal...

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...