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Drink-drive limit will not be lowered in the rest of UK following unsuccessful experiment in Scotland

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Ministers have rejected calls to lower the drink-drive limit in England and Wales after statistics showed that road casualties have risen in Scotland since tougher limits were introduced there.

Alice Sanderson, May 15, 2019

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Medical Negligence

Not all body parts should be automatically donated, say proposals

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Proposals for the new presumed consent organ donation system, which comes into force in England next year, say that some body parts should be excluded.

Alice Sanderson, May 09, 2019

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Medical Negligence

Extra scan could help prevent breech deliveries say researchers

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Researchers say pregnant women could be spared from risky breech deliveries by an extra ultrasound scan at 36 weeks.

Alice Sanderson, April 23, 2019

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Personal Law

ACAS early conciliation: What is it?

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ACAS early conciliation could help you overcome a dispute you may be having with your employer, helping you achieve the resolution you're looking for.

Carrie Tennick, April 23, 2019

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Personal Law

No-fault evictions to be scrapped in England

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The government has announced the scrapping of ‘no-fault evictions’ in England, meaning private landlords will no longer be able to evict their tenants at short notice or without good reason.

Alice Sanderson, April 17, 2019

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Medical Negligence

Royal College of Surgeons demand more information from private hospitals

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Following the case of rogue surgeon Ian Paterson, the Royal College of Surgeons has said that private hospitals need to do more to keep patients safe and prevent this from happening again.

Alice Sanderson, April 15, 2019

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Medical Negligence

NHS to offer new blood test for pre-eclampsia

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The placental growth factor (PLGF) blood test is to be made more widely available by NHS England after evidence suggests it could speed up diagnosis and possibly save lives.

Alice Sanderson, April 05, 2019

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Medical Negligence

Vaginal mesh implants allowed back on the NHS say NICE

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New guidelines by health watchdog NICE mean that controversial vaginal mesh implants can be offered on the NHS once again if certain conditions are met.

Alice Sanderson, April 03, 2019

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Personal Injury

New Battle for Justice Being Fought by Game of Thrones Characters - April Fool

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We can confirm that several characters from Game of Thrones have chosen legal specialists First4Lawyers to assist them with a variety of legal battles of their own.

First4Lawyers, April 01, 2019

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