How to detect and prevent racial discrimination in your company

In 2019, the University of Manchester conducted its Racism at Work survey, revealing some uncomfortable truths about workplace discrimination in the UK. More than 70% of Black and Minority employees said they had experienced racial harassment in the past five years. On top of this, 60% said bosses or managers had treated them differently due […]

Read More

Spinal scaffold technique heralds new dawn in spinal injury treatment

New data has revealed there are an estimated 50,000 people in the UK living with spinal cord injuries (SCI) and each year approximately 2,500 people are newly injured. Research carried out by the Spinal Injuries Association (SIA), Aspire and Back-up (three of the leading UK charities providing support to people with spinal injuries) has shown […]

Read More

What questions should I ask my immigration lawyer?

Finding the perfect immigration lawyer is a necessity if you plan to shift to another country. While hiring an immigration lawyer is usually not necessary, it is best practice to have someone guide you through the application process, legalities, and paperwork. Many immigration lawyers also help with gathering the documentation and setting it in the […]

Read More

Are you screening your law firm employees effectively?

Screening employees should always have been an important part of a law firm’s recruitment process, but it is now more critical than ever due to the screening requirements contained within the Money Laundering Regulations and Legal Sector Affinity Group guidance. One of the key assessment tools for ensuring a firm is taking on the right […]

Read More

Working from home and RSI: are employers responsible?

Repetitive strain injury (RSI) may not be the first condition that comes to mind when thinking about work-related accidents and injuries. You might initially think of industrial accidents involving heavy machinery or incidents on construction sites. However, RSI can significantly affect the arms and hands and can often be found among office workers – typically […]

Read More

When medical negligence affects children

Ending up in the hospital can be a frightening experience. You might not know your prognosis or even what your diagnosis is. As intimidating as that is, imagine going through that as a child. When young children are hurt or unwell, they may struggle to inform their families as they lack the vocabulary and the […]

Read More

Whistleblowing in accountancy: time for a split

According to the UK accounting regulator, in the past two years, four out of five substandard audit processes are attributable to auditors’ failure to challenge companies’ numbers. In a report published by the Financial Reporting CouncilFinancial Reporting Council, it stated that in 80% of audits deemed “needing improvement”, the effectiveness of challenge was regarded as […]

Read More

Access Group launches new Legal Technology division

The Access Group, one of the UK’s leading software providers has officially launched its new legal software division, Access Legal, promising to help the UK’s most ambitious law firms achieve their potential through a powerful suite of technology. The launch follows the acquisitions of case and practice management providers Eclipse Legal Systems and DPS Software […]

Read More

The UK’s most dangerous industries for accidents in the workplace

When starting out in a new career or when looking to change job, workplace mortality and injury rates are not something that many people consider, but perhaps they should. It is hardly a revelation that different jobs present different risks. While someone that works in an office may experience deterioration of their eyesight or risk […]

Read More

Maintaining our safety as restrictions ease

As the weather starts to improve and we gain an hour of daylight in the evenings, we start spending more time outside. The gradual lifting of lockdown restrictions is also set to contribute to our outdoor spaces being busier than they might ordinarily. We are now permitted to gather in public spaces or private gardens […]

Read More