MHRA changes licensing for valproate prescriptions to female patients

valproate prescriptions

Epilepsy drug valproate must no longer be prescribed to girls and women of childbearing age in the UK unless they are on a pregnancy prevention programme, writes Faye Marks of Read more…

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Posted on May 29th, 2018 by Lyons Davidson

‘Pre-cancerous’ conditions, disability and the Equality Act 2010

Cancer, disability and the Equality Act 2010

In the case of Lofty v Hamis t/a First Café, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) considered whether an in situ cancer (where cancerous cells were present in the skin but Read more…

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Posted on May 22nd, 2018 by Lyons Davidson

EHRC reports on ending workplace sexual harassment

EHRC reports on ending workplace sexual harassment

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has produced Turning the tables: ending sexual harassment at work, a report aiming to expose the reality of workplace sexual harassment. The legal Read more…

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Posted on May 10th, 2018 by Lyons Davidson

Give me a break! Entitlement to rest periods at work

Give me a break! Entitlement to rest periods at work

In Crawford v Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd, the Employment Appeals Tribunal considered whether a railway signalman had been given adequate compensatory rest when he was permitted to take a series Read more…

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Posted on Apr 17th, 2018 by Lyons Davidson

Compensation for protected disclosure in LLPs

Compensation for protected disclosure in Limited Liability Partnerships

In Wilsons Solicitors LLP v Roberts, the Court of Appeal looked at the compensation that could be awarded for making a protected disclosure (also known as ‘whistleblowing’). In July 2014, Read more…

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Posted on Apr 3rd, 2018 by Lyons Davidson

Perceived discrimination at work

In The Chief Constable of Norfolk v Coffey, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) ruled that it is direct disability discrimination to treat someone less favourably on the basis of an Read more…

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Posted on Feb 27th, 2018 by Lyons Davidson

Statutory Bereavement Awards: inadequate solution to difficult situations

Statutory Bereavement Awards

Matthew Tebbutt, solicitor in Lyons Davidson’s Clinical Negligence team, looks at the issues around Statutory Beareavement Awards. Losing a loved one is probably the most difficult experience that many of Read more…

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Posted on Feb 22nd, 2018 by Lyons Davidson

The limitation of liability clause and contractual interpretation: case update

Limitiation of liability and contractual interpretations

In this article, we revisit the case of The Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust v ATOS IT Services UK Limited [2017] EWCA Civ 2196, following the appeal of Read more…

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Posted on Feb 14th, 2018 by Lyons Davidson

Can an employee subject to discriminatory treatment by their employer refuse to work?

discriminatory treatment

‘No’ says the Appeal Court in the case of Rochford v WNS Global Services UK Limited and others. Why? Because two wrongs do not make a right. Discriminatory treatment The Read more…

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Posted on Feb 13th, 2018 by Lyons Davidson

The rising costs of clinical negligence claims

Josie Baker, trainee solicitor in the Clinical Negligence team, looks at the issues involved in the rising costs of clinical negligence claims.

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Posted on Feb 8th, 2018 by Lyons Davidson

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