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Cosmetic Surgery – Bums, Boobs and Botox

Andrew Harrison

Posted by Andrew Harrison | Partner
On 18th June 2015

Last night, Channel 4’s programme Bums, Boobs and Botox was interesting in that it highlighted very clearly what a commercial and coercive environment the cosmetic surgery industry is currently. At one point, a surgeon sees a female patient prior to undergoing breast enhancement surgery and quickly scribbles on a consent form mentioning the risk that the desired cup-size may not be achieved; that appeared to be the only risk of surgery of which the lady was informed, nothing about common risks of capsular contracture, infection, bleeding, scarring and other common risks which should of course be brought to the attention of the patient before having the operation…

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Tenancy Deposits – Have you made sure yours is registered?

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On 18th June 2015

Since the Housing Act 2004 came into force on 6th April 2007 Landlords (or letting agents) have had to register deposits taken for tenancies with one of three Deposit Protection Schemes.

Since then there has been some confusion over tenants who paid their deposit prior to 6th April 2007 and subsequently had the tenancy renewed (to become a Statutory Periodic Tenancy by specific agreement) sometime after 6th April 2007…

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Report into rape prosecutions shows glacial pace of change at a time when redress under the Human Rights Act is threatened

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On 12th June 2015

It will be with a sense of deep concern, frustration and possibly even exhaustion that victims, campaigners and lawyers will read the recommendations of Dame Elish Angiolini QC’s recent report into the investigation and prosecution of rape in London.

The heads of the Metropolitan Police Service and Crown Prosecution Service commissioned the independent review last year and the report and the authorities’ response to it were published at the beginning of June…

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What constitutes an unreasonable, but not “grossly disproportionate” use of force?

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On 5th June 2015

A recent Court of Appeal case shines a light on the use of Section 329 Criminal Justice Act 2003 by police forces seeking to defend the use of unreasonable force and represents a missed opportunity for scrutiny of the level of force acceptable when arresting suspects.

In 1999, Norfolk farmer Tony Martin was convicted of murder, later reduced on appeal to manslaughter, after killing 16 year old Fred Barras who was attempting a burglary at his home…

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