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Workplace compensation cases have fallen by more than 50% in the last decade, according to a new joint report by the TUC and the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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The Scottish Government has recently published its report on the consultation it carried out on recommendations for no-fault compensation in Scotland for injuries resulting from clinical treatment.

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The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is consulting on proposals to replace the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 (CDM 2007).

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Dallas McMillan are proud to announce that we have been appointed Scottish solicitors for the British Bikers Association. We will represent all members of the Association and will act on their behalf in pursuing Personal injury claims for motorcyclists involved in Road Traffic Accidents.

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The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has hailed the result of a ballot by the European Parliament to allow mandatory safety requirements for new lorries.

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The Scottish Government has announced that the High Hedges Act will come into effect on 1 April 2014.

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Registers of Scotland  latest statistics relating to the residential property market shows substantial increases in the  market which seems to reflect more signs of recovery.

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A scaffolding firm has been fined after a painter and decorator was injured when he fell through an unprotected ladder opening on scaffolding at a block of flats in Hemel Hempstead.

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A disabled passenger has lost his legal bid for compensation for injury to feelings over the way he was treated by Thomas Cook staff on a flight to Zante in 2008.

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New research has revealed that ‘Accident Anxiety’ is prevalent on Britain’s roads, with 79% of drivers describing themselves as worried about driving – hardly surprising with 29 million feeling a crash is just around the corner.

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The family of a Renfrewshire man who was hit by a car and fatally injured have been awarded around £100,000 in damages at the Court of Session, reports the Scotsman.

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The Internet is now an essential aspect of almost every business but in legal terms, it creates significant risks, not least because it is so fast moving and so difficult for a business owner to control, in terms of legal and business risk. The internet also presents challenges because the law is struggling to keep up and due to the fact that it can be virtually impossible to determine, in the case of e-commerce transactions with an entity based abroad, which jurisdictional laws would apply in the event of a dispute.

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An Aberdeen-based demolition firm has been fined for safety failings after a worker was seriously injured by falling cast iron guttering.

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The House of Commons Public Accounts Committee recently published its report into maternity services in England.

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An employee handbook is an important document as it should provide clear guidance on how you want your business to operate. The policies and procedures in the handbook will help with employee relations, which in turn improves productivity and efficiency.

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Since it became compulsory to wear seat belts in the front seat on 31st January 1983, fatalities in vehicles have fallen to an all-time low, say the RAC.

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We were recently instructed by Mrs X following an accident which occurred within a national retailer’s premises. Mrs X sustained injury through the negligence of the retailer who had used defective equipment within their store. The case had previously been with another firm of solicitors who withdrew from acting for her after liability was denied by the store.

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The Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”) recently issued guidance urging employers to introduce a clear policy on staff using personal devices for work.

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An overhaul of guidance on working at height is being launched as part of the Government’s long-term economic plan to abolish or improve outdated, burdensome or over-complicated regulations that waste businesses’ time and money.

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Buying a business: share purchase agreements

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The Court of Appeal has held that clauses in a share purchase agreement providing that, in the event of a breach of the seller's restrictive covenants, the buyer's obligation to pay deferred consideration would cease and the buyer would be entitled to acquire the remainder of the seller's shares at a price based on net asset value (and excluding goodwill), were unenforceable penalties.

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