New HR Scheme launched with Neeta Laing, Head of Employment Law

We are excited to tell you about a new service – the launch of a fixed-fee HR Scheme as we meet Neeta Laing, Head of Employment at GAD LLP Solicitors. What is the GAD HR Scheme? The scheme is a fantastic service providing employment law and HR Support at a fixed fee. Benefits of the Read More …

Tripping accidents

Local authorities are principally responsible for the maintenance and repair of highways and carriageways ( pavements and roads) and if a person is injured in a fall involving a defect in a pavement or road then a claim for compensation can be made. Some pavements and roads are not the responsibility of the local authority Read More …

Doctors Warn Metal on Metal Hip Resurfacing Operations Have High Failure Rate

Hip resurfacing operations have an “unacceptably high” failure rate in women, and should no longer be offered to female patients according to a recent article published in The Lancet. A team from Bristol University studied the National Joint Registry data to determine the number of hip resurfacing operations that failed within seven years compared to Read More …

Gregory Abrams Davidson supports the call for greater regulatory control of medical devices

Thousands of Britons who have undergone hip replacements are threatened with severe health problems after it was discovered that some patients had been fitted with potentially damaging metal on metal hip replacement devices. According to data published in the National Joint Registry around 31,171 stemmed metal on metal hip replacements  have been fitted in England Read More …

Trademark Hijackings, Part Deux

Internet Sales On 22nd September 2011 the Court of Justice of the EU reached its long awaited decision in the Interflora v Marks & Spencer case. Interflora sued M&S for buying “Interflora-themed” Google Adwords (see previous blog entry entitled “Trademark Hijackings” on the use of Trade Marks as Search/Adwords terms) such that when customers searched “interflora” Read More …

Bribery Act – Prosecution #1

Bribery Act 2010 The first prosecution under the Bribery Act 2010 which came into force earlier in 2011 is of a court clerk, Mr Patel at a county court in Essex. The CPS said “It is alleged that Patel promised an individual summonsed for a motoring offence that he could influence the course of criminal Read More …

Ministry of Justice Propose Ban on Referral Fees

The Government announced last week it’s intention to ban referral fees in personal injury matters. This is seen as part of the Government’s tough stance on tackling what it describes as “compensation culture”. Fees are often paid by solicitors to claims management companies or insurers, in turn for a referred personal injury case. These fees Read More …

Health and Safety Laws Backed by Government

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) last week welcomed the Government’s move to for an end to the “epidemic of excuses” wrongly citing health and safety. Defending the UK’s health and safety laws, Employment Minister Chris Grayling was critical of the tactic of using health and safety as an excuse for unpopular decisions. The Read More …

Department of Transport Road Casualty Figures

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) have reported that for the first time since records began, the number of deaths per year on British roads has fallen below 2,000. They credit the reduction to a strong road safety strategy. The Department for Transport figures show 1,857 people died in road accidents during Read More …

Miraculous Escape – Sentencing

We reported horrfic details on 20 July of a worker who was described to have miraculously cheated death when he was involved in an accident at work. The worker suffered terrible injuries when he was dragged through a gap just 125mm wide, the size of a CD case. Sentences have now been handed down. At the trial Read More …