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  • Meet Your Family Law Representative

    Chris Fairhurst is your family law representative. He has over 20 years’ experience specialising in financial and children arrangements following separation and divorce and is a Resolution Accredited Specialist as well as a Law Society Accredited Children Panel member.  He has extensive experience and awareness of the most important issues which matter when representing officers, including financi...

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  • Mental Health Act: What Proposed Government Changes Would Mean to Your Rights

    Recent Insights Into Mental Health Care in England When introducing the proposed Mental Health Treatment Bill, the Prime Minister spoke of ripping up the Mental Health Act, which governs how people with mental health are detained and treated in hospital. Currently, here are 57 NHS trusts and 161 independent hospitals that provide mental health care for people under the Mental Health Act in Englan...

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  • BBC’s ‘Three Girls’: Have Lessons Been Learned?

    What Happened Next?   These girls endured the most appalling and extreme suffering. But worse still, some of the agencies involved, such as the police and social services, believed that girls who were being sexually assaulted were making “lifestyle choices”, and as a result of these attitudes, they were badly let down. In bringing the case she wanted to secure some accountability fro...

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  • BBC’s Three Girls: a Story of Rochdale Sex Abuse

    Background on Abuse in Rochdale The Rochdale grooming scandal was one of the most horrific cases of sex abuse in recent times. In 2012 nine men were sentenced for the abuse and exploitation of young, predominantly white girls in Rochdale, Greater Manchester. My client, Girl A, was among a number of vulnerable girls preyed on by gangs of men, predominantly of Pakistani origin, who initially offere...

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  • Managing Mental Health in The Workplace

    Two thirds of people in work have experienced a mental health problem, with one in six workers experiencing depression, anxiety or unmanageable stress at any one time. However, the percentage of employees who choose to disclose it to their employers has remained the same, at 43 per cent, for the past five years. Clearly, the prospect of raising a mental health condition with your employer can be a...

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  • Lister Chelsea IVF Clinic Doctor-Patient Transcripts Data Breach

    The Lister Hospital, an IVF clinic in Chelsea, London, sent recordings of fertility appointments to a company in India for transcription without encrypting the audio. The Indian company returned transcripts for patients’ files on an unsecure internet server, allowing unauthorised users to access the server, steal the data and post it online. The leak was discovered by an IVF patient whilst browsin...

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  • Why I Told my Boss About my Mental Health

    I was in physical pain, but much more prevalent was the feeling of utter exposure. Had someone wanted my bag, had I fallen, had that pigeon aimed for me (a real risk in Manchester) there was nothing I could do. Had I been a cave-woman I would have been left behind and picked off.  That's how a temporary physical impairment made me feel: vulnerable and totally exposed. That’s also not an unfamiliar...

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  • Spotlight on Abuse in The Jehovah’s Witness Community

    The first case was whether the Watch Tower Society should have to pay damages to a proven victim of abuse. The Society sought to argue that its devolved structure means that it cannot be 'vicariously liable' for the actions of its officials who abuse children. It is a variation of the argument advanced by the Catholic Church, which maintained for many years that priests were not employees and the...

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  • Survivors of Child Abuse Waiting Too Long For Justice And Mental Health Support

    The children’s commissioner for England has said that child victims of sexual abuse within families are being let down by the system, with young people often left to report incidents of abuse themselves when authorities have failed to observe and act on signs of mistreatment. We regularly see survivors of abuse let down by those with a duty of care when there is a failure to report their suspicion...

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  • Doctors Should be Obliged to Tell The DVLA When Patients Are no Longer Safe Drivers

    In comparison to the UK, other areas of the EU require motorists to undergo mandatory tests with an ophthalmologist and a medical examination by their GP before being declared fit to drive. Daniel Sokol’s call follows my case involving Poppy-Arabella Clarke, the three-year-old girl who was killed, in a fatal road traffic accident. John Place, 72, admitted causing death by dangerous driving and ca...

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  • Reporting of Child Sex Offences in Greater Manchester

    In addition, the number of known or suspected child sex offenders identified has doubled to 1,139 since 2014. Between October 2014 and June last year police received 10,269 pieces of intelligence, including anonymous public tip offs, involving child sex offences. We regularly see how many cases of abuse may have been avoided, and predators brought to justice, if there had been a mandatory reporti...

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  • Cancer Patients of Urologist Paul Miller Bring Legal Action

    The East Surrey Hospital trust in Redhill ignored warnings over the dangerous treatment by consultant neurologist on cancer patients, according to an internal report seen by The Mail on Sunday. The report, commissioned by the Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, suggested the trust ‘weighted in favour of protecting a clinician’s reputation, rather than protecting patient safety’. I am currentl...

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  • Safeguarding Failures Leave Vulnerable Adults at Risk

    Joseph O’Hanlon, 61, was beaten to death in his Rochdale house. A safeguarding referral had been made to the local authority by his ex-partner nearly two years prior to his murder, following concerns that he was being financially exploited by “drinking associates” who visited his home. The case highlights the need for the wide and robust safeguarding powers available to local authorities under th...

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  • Does The Common-Law Next-of-Kin Exist?

    The Intestacy Rules The Intestacy Rules are a rigid set of legal rules which dictate who inherits your estate if you die without a valid will. If you’re unmarried your partner might receive no financial provision and everything you own could pass to your children, parents, brothers/sisters or distant relatives leaving your unmarried partner forced into making a costly and time consuming inheritanc...

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  • Hacked! What to do if Your Company’s Social Media is Compromised

    Almost 46 per cent of all businesses have identified at least one cyber-security breach of their social media in the last 12 months. A hack can result in the temporary loss of access to social networks, a loss of data, not to mention damage to reputation. But swift action, taking a few of the following steps, can limit the fallout. What to do if You Are Hacked Change The Password to Your Hacked ...

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  • Breast Surgeon Ian Paterson Found Guilty of Performing Unnecessary Surgeries

    The clinical negligence lawyers at Slater and Gordon have 31 ongoing claims and, to date, have settled 32 cases in total. My clients have had to endure years of uncertainty and mental torture which has compounded the physical pain that Mr Paterson cruelly inflicted on them. Now, they are hugely relieved that a small piece of justice has finally been done. Mr Paterson, 59, worked at hospitals run ...

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  • Ian Paterson: What You Need to Know

    Mr Paterson, 59, worked at hospitals run by the Heart of England NHS Trust and Spire Healthcare. The procedures occurred at Heart of England NHS Trust and privately-run Spire Healthcare hospitals in the West Midlands. Concerns about his work first surfaced in 2003, but it was not until 2012 that he was excluded from the trust where he worked. An independent review by Verita found that there were ...

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  • New Law Tackling Child Groomers Comes Into Force

    As of 3 April, 2017, anyone aged 18 or over who intentionally communicates with a child under 16, acting for a sexual purpose and where the communication is sexual or intended to elicit a sexual response can be sent to jail for a maximum of two years, and will automatically be placed on the Sex Offenders Register. The offence applies to online and offline communication, including social media, e-...

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  • 12 King’s Bench Walk Annual Asbestos Seminar

    The event, hosted at the Courthouse Hotel in Shoreditch and chaired by Harry Steinberg QC, included talks from Mavis Nye, Brendan Tully, Michael Rawlinson QC and Gemma Scott. Mavis and her husband, Ray Nye, gave a very courageous talk about their battle living with mesothelioma over the last eight years. It is amazing to witness the strength of character and sheer determination of Mavis not only ...

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  • Greggs Bakery Heir Jailed For Child Abuse

    Colin Gregg, was sentenced at Newcastle Crown Court having been convicted of nine counts of indecent assault on four boys over a period of decades. His victims, aged between ten and fourteen, were abused over a period of almost thirty years, during which time Gregg was a teacher. It took immense bravery to speak out against Gregg’s heinous crimes.  The survivors were put through the difficult exp...

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  • Slater and Gordon Back Asbestos Campaigners Call to Save Phoenix House in Barrow

    The Stephen Street office, which processes industrial injuries and disablement benefit, is one of dozens of Department for Work and Pensions sites across the country proposed for closure. Among the functions undertaken by the centre’s highly skilled staff is the administration of complex benefits including lump sum payments under the Pneumoconiosis (Worker’s Compensation) Act 1979 to those across...

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  • Ten Tips on How to Get Equal Pay

    Mandatory gender pay gap reporting has just been introduced and as of April 2018, UK employers in the private and voluntary sectors with over 250 workers have to publish statistics on how they pay men and women every year.  Your employer  will need to publish the mean and median gender pay gap, the mean and median bonus gap, the proportion of men and women receiving a bonus and the proportion of ...

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  • How Savvy Sir Terry Saved Family Thousands Thanks to Careful Estate Planning

    The popular radio and television broadcaster,  best known for hosting the BBC Radio 2 breakfast show  and presenting  Children in Need, died last year aged 77. With earnings peaking at £800,000 a year at one point in his career you might be surprised to hear that he only left a net estate of £1,047,576 to his family. Survived by his two sons, Alan and Mark, and daughter, Katherine, it is thought t...

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  • Illegal Removal of Asbestos: The Risks and Consequences

    David William Briggs, trading as Briggs Demolition was found to have ignored an asbestos survey during demolition work on the former Oakbank Training Centre in Chadderton, Oldham. As a result he was found by an HSE inspection to have failed to prevent workers on the site from exposure to asbestos. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) told the court that Mr Briggs then chose to ignore the asbesto...

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  • Gender Pay Gap Reporting – How to Use The Data

    The mandatory gender pay reporting rules form part of a drive to tackle inequality in the workforce and require large employers to record key statistics designed to expose any discrepancies. By 6 April 2018, gender pay gap reports must be published on the company website or a “searchable UK website that is accessible to employees and the public” the following data: The average gender pay gap as a...

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  • Cohabitation Agreements Explained

    Married or civil partner couple families remain the most common type of family, but there has been a significant surge in people choosing to cohabit without marrying.  Cohabiting couples do not benefit from the same legal recourses as married couples on relationship breakdown. Current legislation does not entitle a cohabitee to make claim for maintenance or to claim a share of their former partne...

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  • Inspiring Insights From Asbestos Awareness and Support Cymru

      Jo and Lorna from Asbestos Awareness and Support Cymru (AASC) were the organisers, ensuring that the event took place. Once again the reality of the deadly legacy left by asbestos was brought to the fore. Events like this remind us all, if ever reminding was needed, that this is not an historic problem but one which families still have to face every day in Wales and indeed right around the world...

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  • Asbestos Patient and Carers Support Forum 2017: Insights Into Asbestos in Manchester Schools

    Along with Slater and Gordon paralegal, Natalie Lamb, we received eye-opening talks from two key speakers. The first was Lucie Stephens, who lost her mum to mesothelioma in June 2016 and believes that her mum was exposed to asbestos in the schools that she taught in. Since her mum’s diagnosis and her subsequent death, Lucie has educated herself in the conditions which can develop as a result of a...

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