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Cheryl Palmer-Hughes

X v Kuoni – a determined fight for justice

by Philip Banks, Partner and James Riley, Associate Irwin Mitchell LLP This case concerns the horrific rape and sexual assault of Mrs X...

David Johnston-Keay

Sea King helicopters and the link to cancer

A number of articles have appeared in the press over recent months regarding former service personnel who have developed cancer as a...

Cheryl Palmer-Hughes

To boldly go: travel litigation in the age of space tourism

by Daniel Matchett, associate solicitor, Irwin Mitchell  The past year has brought about a reduction in the scope of our horizons.  At...

David Withers

Brain injuries and vulnerability: the challenges of proving the need for overnight care

One of the most contentious issues in serious brain injury cases is the provision of night time care.  The arguments deployed by...

David Withers

Motorway mayhem

Auto Express has found that there were just under 18,000 offences committed on motorways from 2016 to the end of May 2021. The offences...

Cheryl Palmer-Hughes

Mind The Gap! The meaning of embarking and disembarking an aircraft

by Nina Harrison and Alice Reilly, solicitors at Irwin Mitchell  Travelling has not been easy over the past year.  However, with the...

Yogi Amin

Strengthening Home Education; key points from the Education Committee report

Written by Erin Smart, Education Law Solicitor   The Education Committee recently published its report “Strengthening Home Education”...

David Withers

Research assesses the effects of intoxication and accuracy of eye witness accounts

by Lauren Haas, serious injury lawyer In a study which will be of interest to all parties and the judiciary in both civil and criminal...

David Withers

Comparative concepts of vulnerable road users in German/French law v the recent change to the Highway Code

by Lauren Haas, serious  injury lawyer Having spent a decade dealing with international serious injury law cases before I moved to my...

David Withers

E-scooters here to stay as survey predicts 1 million owners and 200,000 accidents

Research undertaken by the dash cam company, Nextbase, suggests that over one million people will own an e-scooter at the end of 2021 and...

David Withers

Are E-Scooters a nuisance on our streets?

by David Withers, Partner, and Michael Turner, Paralegal, in Irwin Mitchell's Serious Injury Team.  Like many local authorities, Hackney...

David Withers

Proposed changes to the Highway Code

by David Withers and Peter Lorence, serious injury lawyers The Highway Code sets out information, advice, guides and mandatory rules for...