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The law never stands still, and the way it applies to you and your organisation is constantly evolving. Our people are on top of these developments and can keep you up to date with some of the most interesting aspects of these changes. Check out our articles and updates for our perspective on issues that might affect you.

Latest Articles

  • Why cold calling could land you in hot bother for breaching data regulations

    Why cold calling could land you in hot bother for breaching data regulations

    A Scottish marketing firm was recently fined £60,000 for making unsolicited phone calls to householders who were registered with the Telephone Preference Service. It is a legal requirement that all organisations do not make any calls to numbers registered on the TPS unless they have the caller's consent to do so. The instance also raises wider data protection issues.

  • Compensation for fall at swimming pool highlights dangers when duties of care are breached

    Compensation for fall at swimming pool highlights dangers when duties of care are breached

    Our specialist Public Liability team represented a lady who suffered a horrific injury when she fell at a public swimming pool on tiles that were not fit for purpose. This case highlights the need for owners and occupiers of public buildings and places to take all necessary precautions and procedures to ensure that members of the public are not harmed.

  • Handling the headlines: how should food and drink producers deal with a product recall?

    Handling the headlines: how should food and drink producers deal with a product recall?

    Having to make a public recall on products is probably the most feared scenario of any food or drink manufacturer, given the high profile which it is likely to create and the risk to public goodwill. For even the smallest food or drink manufacturer, it is essential that they put in place an appropriate policy to work out what to do if they are required to recall a product for whatever reason.

  • Road Traffic Accident – Losses recovered following collision with articulated lorry

    Road Traffic Accident – Losses recovered following collision with articulated lorry

    Our Personal Injury team are Road Traffic Accident specialists. As a result of our experience we were able to apply the correct law to prove that an accident occurred due to the fault of a lorry driver. As a result of us proving negligence, our client was able to recover all losses arising from the collision with the articulated lorry - our client's losses included injuries he suffered in the accident.