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Embracing apologies: A call for law reform

The law on apologies in civil cases could soon be reformed offering a vital step forward for survivors of negligence, abuse or personal injury. The…

By Gurleen Arora
The MOD’s recruitment crisis: What is going on?

UK troop numbers have plummeted to the lowest levels since the early 1800s after a 32% decline in recruits, new MOD data has revealed. All…

By Marie-Joelle Theanne
Deputy headteacher barred from teaching for life after raping girl

A primary school deputy headteacher has been barred from teaching after she was jailed for child sexual abuse offences. Julie Morris, 46, the safeguarding lead…

By Raphael Amyrotos
Have you #HeardofHIE? The brain injury affecting 50 UK babies a week

Have you #HeardofHIE? Most people haven’t, even though it’s the second leading cause of infant mortality and lifelong disability worldwide and affects about 50 babies…

By Sally Simpson
Managing employment after a brain injury – practical strategies for employers and prospective employers

Brain injuries vary in severity and can have diverse effects on individuals. These injuries can range from an invisible – although still disabling – injury,…

By Deepti Patel
Five years is too long to wait for safety changes after marine dies in training

As 20,000 British troops take part in Nato’s largest military exercise since the Cold War, I’ve been thinking about the need to improve safety during…

By Anastasia Bromhead
BBK Early Support Service: Immediate support for clients and families after brain injury

Dealing with the aftermath of a serious brain injury is far more than just stressful – it’s a life-altering experience. At Bolt Burdon Kemp, we…

By Laura Barlow
Number of alleged sexual abuse incidents at Youth Offenders’ Institutions revealed

At least 40 incidents of alleged sexual abuse inside Young Offenders’ Institutions (“YOIs”) have been referred to police, it has been revealed, between November 2019…

By Hayyin Fan
Witness appeal – Abuse at 16th St Denys Cub Scout Group

I represent a client who has instructed me that he was subjected to abuse by one of his scout leaders, Robert Desmond Barclay Harris in…

By Hayyin Fan
Prep school teacher charged with online child sex offences

A former prep school teacher has been charged with 11 online child sex offences. Sam Phillips, 27, was arrested in March on suspicion of child…

By Emma Barrow
First jail sentence for cyberflashing in England: the start of new consequences for online abuse

A man has become the first person to be sent to jail for cyberflashing, under legislation that marks a turning point in how online abuse…

By Hayley Chapman
Former teacher Robert Kalton jailed for historic sex offences against pupil

A teacher described as a sexual predator has been jailed for historic sex offences. Robert Kalton, 88, from Burton upon Trent, launched a campaign of…

By Olivia Ward
Government rebuttal of disability strategy criticism does little to reassure public

The Government has hit out at criticism of its National Disability Strategy after MPs said plans were impractical. The strategy, published in July 2021, aims…

By Ellen McGreevy
Christian Horner investigated over claims of inappropriate behaviour

The handling of allegations against Christian Horner raises serious concerns about the workplace culture and safety of women within the motorsport industry. Earlier this year,…

By Thomas Beale
Trials for nearly 200 ‘very old’ rape cases to start within months after ‘unacceptable’ delays

Nearly 200 “very old” rape cases could be brought to trial within months after an “unacceptable” delay, a senior judge has announced. Lord Justice Edis,…

By Raphael Amyrotos
Concern for Great Ormond Street Hospital patients after Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon investigated

Great Ormond Street Hospital is investigating a surgeon who carried out limb lengthening operations on children with a Soviet-era device. The children’s hospital is understood…

By Ellen McGreevy
Bolt Burdon Kemp forges partnership with The Farming Community Network

Leading serious injury solicitors Bolt Burdon Kemp (BBK) are teaming up with national agricultural charity The Farming Community Network (FCN) to help support its farming…

By Charlotte Dowson
Going from bad to worse: The ever-increasing problem of harassment in the Armed Forces

Fresh evidence has emerged that harassment in the Armed Forces, particularly sexual harassment, is on the rise after 15 service personnel reported misconduct since January.…

By Claire Withey
Former Sea Cadets volunteer jailed after child abuse in Somerset

A former Sea Cadet volunteer has been jailed for 22 years after sexually abusing children in his care. Philip Grove, who volunteered as a chief…

By Emma Barrow
Baby Loss Certificates in England explained - and why their introduction matters

This year, for the first time ever, pregnancy losses which happen before 24 weeks’ gestation will receive formal recognition in England in a welcome step…

By Ellen McGreevy

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