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Myotonic Dystrophy symptoms that can lead to stroke

Myotonic Dystrophy (DM) is a hereditary disease that leads to muscle weakness and degeneration, and an increased risk of stroke. Although DM is rare, affecting…

By Hokman Wong
The silent struggle: Abuse in sports and why it can go unreported

Sport has always been a vital part of many people’s lives, shaping their physical health, social interactions, and personal development. It represents a source of…

By Martyna Lewczuk
ABI Week 2024: Ethan’s story shows brain injury can change everything in an instant

This week marks Action for Brain Injury Week, an important time when Headway, the brain injury association, works tirelessly to raise awareness about the profound…

By Kate O'Brien
Missed opportunity to protect children with new laws on duty to report sexual abuse

Proposed laws to protect children from sexual abuse do not go far enough, we believe. The Government has published its response to hundreds of organisations…

By Emma Barrow
Witness appeal – abuse by Scout Leader Paul Rogers

I represent a client who has instructed me that they were subjected to sexual abuse by their Scout Leader Paul Rogers in around 1970.  At…

By Joseph Carr
Headteacher Neil Foden guilty of sexual abuse

An “arrogant, controlling” headteacher has been found guilty of sexually abusing four female pupils. Neil Foden, 66, had denied all 20 charges against him, with…

By Marek Marczynski
Protecting brain injury compensation in divorce proceedings

Research shows brain injuries can strain relationships, leading to some couples facing divorce or separation. While not all relationships end due to injury, and many…

By Deepti Patel
It can happen to anyone: Sharing brain injury stories for Action for Brain Injury Week…

Imagine moving to a new country for a job, but then suffering a stroke leaving you with new disabilities, unable to work and separated from…

By Alexandra Cain
Birth Trauma Inquiry report – my thoughts on the changes proposed to end poor care

An inquiry into traumatic births has called for sweeping changes to the UK’s maternity and postnatal care services. Hundreds of women told harrowing stories of…

By Olivia Boschat
Hundreds of Gloucestershire County Council staff report bullying and harassment

According to a recent staff survey conducted by Gloucestershire County Council, hundreds of employees have personally encountered workplace incivility, including concerning issues such as bullying,…

By Thomas Beale
Headteacher Neil Foden accused of sexual abuse

Neil Foden, who was the headteacher at Ysgol Friars in Bangor and strategic head of Ysgol Dyffryn Nantlle in Penygroes, Gwynedd, stands criminal trial for…

By Marek Marczynski
Brake, the road safety charity, announces new strategic partnership with Bolt Burdon Kemp

Brake, the road safety charity, is delighted to announce a new Strategic Partnership with solicitor firm Bolt Burdon Kemp. Strategic Partnership is the highest tier…

By Ben Pepper
Headteacher in court after ‘20 sexual offences against children’

A former headteacher has appeared in court charged with 20 sexual offences against children. Neil Foden, former head of Ysgol Friars, is accused of sexual…

By Joseph Carr
Charcot Foot: Understanding, prevention and awareness

Bolt Burdon Kemp works with scores of people who have lost a limb through no fault of their own. A particularly challenging condition that can…

By Maximilian Macdonald
GP Thomas Plimmer branded ‘accomplished liar’ as he’s struck off for sexual behaviour

A GP who had sex with colleagues at his practice when he should have been treating patients has been struck off. Thomas Plimmer, a GP…

By Hayyin Fan
South London support worker Michael Commettant sentenced for abusing pupil

A school support worker has been jailed after sexually abusing a female pupil. Michael Commettant, 27, a learning behaviour mentor at a south London school,…

By Hayyin Fan
Former Catholic Priest James Murphy jailed again for child sexual offences

A former Catholic priest has been jailed for sexual abuse against several boys as young as five. James Murphy, 77, was sentenced to 31 months…

By Hayyin Fan
Honour-based abuse: still a lot more to be done

Emma Barrow writes about Honour-based abuse for New Law Journal. Read the full article below: Honour-based abuse is an act of violence committed by an…

By Emma Barrow
Serious injury and fatalities in the workplace – Workers’ Memorial Day 2024

Workers, families and workplace unions around the world will unite to recognise and remember colleagues who have been killed, seriously injured or have become ill…

By Charlotte Dowson
Aortic dissection - why is this still being missed?

It’s been nearly six years since the ‘Think Aorta’ campaign was launched to raise awareness of aortic dissection and improve diagnosis, but 2,000 people are…

By Katie Lovick-Norley

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