Sepsis: raising awareness

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Following the recent inquest of Charlie Jermyn and the tragic death of William Mead, children who both died from sepsis in 2015 and 2014 respectively, the infection and its prevention Read more…

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Posted on Feb 26th, 2016 by Lyons Davidson

Implied terms: Supreme Court confirms the test

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On 2 December 2015, the Supreme Court clarified the law relating to implying terms into contracts in the case of Marks and Spencer plc v BNP Paribas Securities Services Trust Read more…

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Posted on Feb 25th, 2016 by Lyons Davidson

Further protection for victims of emotional abuse

On 29 December 2015, under section 76 of the Serious Crime Act 2015, a new criminal offence of controlling or coercive behaviour in intimate or familial relationships came into force. Read more…

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Posted on Feb 22nd, 2016 by Lyons Davidson

Limitation and the importance of paying the correct court fee

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On 21 December 2015, the High Court gave judgment in Lewis v Ward Hadaway [2015] EWHC 3503 (Ch), a case that will have potential consequences for claimants issuing court proceedings Read more…

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Posted on Feb 10th, 2016 by Lyons Davidson

Many victims of domestic violence should get family legal aid: but do they?

In April 2013, the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO) came into force and, consequently, many people have found themselves without access to family legal aid. Read more…

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Posted on Feb 8th, 2016 by Lyons Davidson

Fines for health and safety offences set to soar for large organisations

As of the 1 February 2016, the courts in England and Wales will be using the new sentencing guidelines for corporate manslaughter, health and safety and food offences. The guidelines Read more…

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Posted on Feb 5th, 2016 by Lyons Davidson

Laura Merry elected Secretary to the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers Child Injury Special Interest Group

Cycle helmets, safety and the legal standpoint

Laura Merry, Senior Associate specialising in catastrophic injuries, has been elected as Secretary to the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers Child Injury Special Interest Group. The Special Interest Group arranges Read more…

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Posted on Feb 4th, 2016 by Lyons Davidson

Liquidated damages and penalty clauses: a brief summary of the change in the law

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On 4 November 2015, the Supreme Court changed the previously well-established law relating to liquidated damages and penalty clauses, in the case of Cavendish Square Holding BV v Talal El Read more…

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Posted on Feb 3rd, 2016 by Lyons Davidson