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Court finds Bristol University guilty of disability discrimination after student suicide

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Author: Mary Smith

Bristol University has been ordered to pay £50,000 in damages, including funeral costs, to the family of ‘hard-working and high achieving’ physics student Natasha Abrahart, who took her own life...

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Action for Brain Injury Week 2022 focuses on hidden symptoms

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Author: Diane Reading

This week is Action for Brain Injury Week, a yearly campaign to raise awareness of the life-changing impact of brain injuries. The campaign is organised by the brain injury association...

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Deborah James honoured with Damehood as ‘Bowelbabe’ cancer research fund raises over £6m

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Author: Hannah Carr

Bowel Cancer awareness campaigner Deborah James, known on social media as ‘BowelBabe’, has raised more than £6m and been awarded a Damehood after revealing that she is receiving end-of-life care....

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High Court rules discharging patients into care homes during first lockdown was ‘unlawful’

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Author: Phillip Gower

Last month, the High Court ruled that allowing patients to be discharged from hospitals into care homes at the start of the Covid pandemic was unlawful. As the Covid pandemic...

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Asbestos remains the biggest cause of work-related deaths in the UK

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Author: Phillip Gower

A recent report published by the Work and Pensions Select Committee highlights that asbestos remains the biggest cause of workplace-related deaths in the UK, with over 5,000 asbestos-linked deaths in...

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The dangers of cycling too close to HGVs

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Author: Tim Blackwell

Cyclists are particularly vulnerable around heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) because they are longer, higher and wider than other road vehicles. The extra height of HGVs allows drivers to see further...

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How long after an accident at work can you make a claim?

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Author: Rebecca Brisley

Making a work accident compensation claim can be overwhelming. You may feel unsure about claiming against your employer or be confused by your legal rights, including how long you have...

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What is aphasia? Bruce Willis’ condition explained

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Author: Louise Gardner

Aphasia has been in the global spotlight recently following actor Bruce Willis’ announcement that he has retired from acting after being diagnosed with the condition. Willis, most famous for his...

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Cycling accidents in cycle lanes

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Author: Anna Cole

The UK has experienced a huge surge in cycling in the past few years. The average number of cycling trips per person rose 26% from 2019 to 2020, and the...

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Cycling accidents involving children

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Author: Louise Gardner

Cycling is an ideal activity for children – it boosts their fitness and gets them outside in the fresh air. But cycling comes with risks, and children are especially vulnerable...

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Understanding the needs of military veterans

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Author: Rebecca Brisley

The Armed Forces is something that is close to the hearts of many of Novum Law’s employees, particularly as we are close to so many military bases with a proud...

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Questions raised over universities’ ‘duty of care’ after student suicides

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Author: Mary Smith

Last month we read about a family taking the University of Bristol to court after their daughter, who was suffering from severe anxiety, took her own life. Natasha Abrahart, a...

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