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A construction company from Cardiff has appeared in court on health and safety charges after a worker was seriously injured falling down a lift pit.

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First-Time Buyer Market Remains Strong

Posted by on in Property Law

Mortgage lending to first-time buyers totalled £5.5 billion in June this year on an unadjusted basis, which is a 28% increase over May and 25% higher than June last year. In total, 34,300 loans were made, up 24% month-on-month and 17% year-on-year.

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The Supreme Court has recently been called upon to decide which country’s laws should be followed when determining the appropriate level of compensation to be awarded where a British citizen is injured in an accident abroad.

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Solicitors Property Centres Scotland has recently published some initial thoughts on what impact the Brexit decision might have on the property market in Scotland.

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Workers are being advised to take care when working outside during the warm weather because of the risks associated with exposure to solar radiation.

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East Dunbartonshire is the UK’s most affordable area for first-time buyers (FTBs), according to the latest First-Time Buyer Review from Bank of Scotland. The average property price here sits at £97,089, which is only 2.6 times local annual average gross earnings.

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The latest House Price Index has revealed that the average property price in Scotland in May 2016 was £141,142. This was an increase of 4.0% on the previous year and an increase of 2.8% when compared to the previous month.

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The latest figures available from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) show that in 2014/15, 76,054 non-fatal injuries to employees were reported, and tragically a further 142 workers were killed during the course of their work.

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The Council of Mortgage Lenders recently published a breakdown of house purchase lending in Scotland during the first quarter of 2015.

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A multi-million pound compensation package has been awarded to a boy who suffered severe injuries as a result of being deprived of oxygen during his birth, reports the Bristol Post.

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The latest House Price Index from Halifax has revealed that house prices in the three months to May were 1.4% higher than in the preceding three months. This was slightly below April’s 1.5% and was the lowest since November 2015 (1.4%).

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Property prices across the UK have risen considerably with many experts stating that those considering selling a property should do so while demand is currently exceptionally high.

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New figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders have revealed that landlords took out 45,000 mortgage loans before the introduction of the new stamp duty increase in April.

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A study has found that mobile phone usage when driving is still exceptionally common after almost two-thirds of drivers admitted to seeing at least one driver per hour use their phone behind the wheel illegally.

A self-employed contractor has been found guilty of health and safety offences after an employee died when the trench he was working in collapsed on him.

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Ireland's Injuries Board recently published its 2015 annual overview, which reveals that 33,561 new personal injury claims were submitted to the Board in 2015.

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Tackling the Cancer Risk from Dust

Posted by on in Accidents at Work

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has called for a more joined up approach to controlling mineral dust in the workplace to help reduce the UK’s occupational cancer burden.

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A farming company has appeared in Jedburgh Sheriff Court charged with health and safety breaches after a young man was killed while trying to clear a blockage in a grain bin at a farm in Hawick.

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A new report has revealed that hundreds of babies are left brain-damaged each year in England because the NHS does not learn from its failures.

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An inquest into the death of a former primary school teacher has concluded that she died as a result of exposure to asbestos during her teaching career, the Guardian reports.

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