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MedCo Update

As we are all aware, utilisation of MedCo is now mandatory for each solicitor wishing to gather medical evidence for claims brought by occupants of motor vehicles, where the significant physical injury caused is a soft tissue injury. Continue reading

Rise In Clinical Negligence Cases Shows No Sign Of Slowdown

The number of clinical negligence cases in the UK is rising as is the value of their settlements. The drivers behind these increases often stoke debates between those looking to blame the compensation culture on no-win no-fee solicitors and those seeking to defend the legal profession. Continue reading

Focus On Less Obvious Lessons

Business people have long admired the talents and tenacity of sportspeople. Entrepreneurs often cite inspirational individuals as role models while many directors and senior managers in larger organisations use the lessons from team pursuits as part of their own strategic discourse. Continue reading

E-cigarettes In The Workplace

The issue of E-cigarettes, battery operated devices that mimic tobacco smoking, is becoming thornier for employers by the week. E-cigarettes fall outside the scope of current legislation, as the act of smoking requires a substance to be burnt, so office-based employers, just like pubs, restaurants and public buildings, are free to choose whether or not to allow employees and visitors to smoke on their premises. Continue reading

Full English, Queen Album Or Speed’s Portfolio?

Say ‘the works’ and most people will assume you’re talking about music or food. Nationwide the phrase has become shorthand for a full English breakfast and, of course, The Works was the acclaimed 11th studio album by rock band Queen. Continue reading

Maximising Meeting Time

Time is a finite and expensive commodity. Wasting precious time can seriously inhibit an organisation’s ability to grow yet still many corporate cultures revolve around meetings; even meetings about meetings. Continue reading

Asbestos Fatalities Treble RTA Death Rate

Worrying figures have been released showing the continued rise in asbestos related deaths in the UK, with up to 5,000 killed per year from long-term exposure to the deadly substance. Continue reading

MLA Drive Efficiency into Medical Records Sourcing

Our colleagues at industrial disease specialist MLA are no strangers to innovation, and this month sees the launch of a new strategy to expedite the often arduous task of obtaining medical history. Continue reading

Control Your Own Destiny (or someone else will)

Charles Darwin said: “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.” And he made a great point, as valid in business as it is in nature. Continue reading

Motor Insurance Premiums Creeping Up

According to the AA, the cost of car insurance could rise by up to 10% in 2015 – a prediction which flies in the face of recent trends and will surprise many working in and commentating on the industry. Continue reading

 
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