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Life after amputation

Riffat Yaqub

Posted by Riffat Yaqub | Partner
On 28th April 2017

# Limb Power

# Billy Monger, the 17 year old Formula 4 racing driver who has had both his lower legs amputated following the horrific crash at Donnington Park, is already trying to work out how he can get behind the wheel says his Manager.

Billy will embark on a new journey which will have many twists, turns and turbulent times ahead but his Manager is “100% sure” Billy will be able to overcome his ordeal…

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Homelessness Reduction Bill – Addressing “threatened with homelessness”

Peter Claridge

Posted by Peter Claridge | Solicitor
On 28th April 2017

The Homelessness Reduction Bill receives Royal Assent today following its passage through the Houses of Commons and Lords. The Bill is a step forward at a time when homelessness is on the increase and it has been welcomed as such by homelessness charities such as Crisis. Many of the key features of the Bill have been preserved in its travel through Parliament but it has undergone a few amendments.

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Workers’ Memorial Day, 28.4.2017 – reflecting on the ongoing impact of asbestos

Isobel Lovett

Posted by Isobel Lovett | Partner
On 28th April 2017

As lawyers specialising in asbestos disease claims, we are only too aware of the terrible toll of this potentially deadly mineral on the lives of workers in the UK. HSE produce annual statistics showing numbers of recorded deaths from mesothelioma and asbestosis, as well as numbers of cases of asbestos diseases for which Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit has been awarded…

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World Day for Health and Safety at Work 2017 – Moving towards a Safer Future

James Spargo

Posted by James Spargo | Paralegal
On 28th April 2017

Today is World Day for Health and Safety at Work 2017. It is perhaps not as well-known as International Star Wars Day on May 4 or International Yoga day on June 21 but since 2003 the International Labour Organisation (ILO), has been championing the cause of health and safety at work.

The ILO itself is a tripartite U.N agency that has been in existence since 1919 and works with governments, employers and workers with the goal of setting labour standards and developing policies and programmes promoting decent work.

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Fact and figures – an alarming (lack of) information about homelessness decisions in England

Edward Veale

Posted by Edward Veale | Solicitor
On 26th April 2017

On 5 April 2017 Cornerstone Barristers hosted the inaugural Bryan McGuire Memorial Lecture on homelessness. The lecture was delivered by His Honour Judge Jan Luba QC.

The focus of the lecture was on methods of dispute resolution in disputes about Local Authorities’ homelessness duties. At first glance this may seem a fairly dry topic, but HHJ Luba presented some startling statistics – or rather the apparent lack of statistics – about dispute resolution in homelessness today.

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