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MPs Vote to Lift Abortion Ban in Northern Ireland

Published on 15 July 2019. By Genevieve Isherwood, Associate

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Last Wednesday MPs in Westminster voted in favour of lifting the abortion ban in Northern Ireland by a majority of 332 votes to 99. The passing of the amendment has been hailed as a historic day for women's rights but what does it mean practically?

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Government Consultation on Adding Folic Acid to Flour

Published on 18 June 2019. By Genevieve Isherwood, Associate

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Last week the government began a consultation on whether to introduce mandatory fortification of flour with folic acid to help reduce neural tube defects in foetuses.

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Could the NHS Long Term Plan mean less opportunity for NHS contracts?

Published on 23 January 2019. By Genevieve Isherwood, Associate

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The NHS's Long Term Plan includes a provision to repeal elements of the Health and Social Care Act 2012; in this blog we consider the potential impact on private providers and their opportunity to tender for NHS contracts.

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Jackie Doyle-Price appointed Minister for the Prevention of Suicides

Published on 05 November 2018. By Genevieve Isherwood, Associate

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What is the role of the Minister for the Prevention of Suicides, and how will her appointment impact Insurers?

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Dr Bawa-Garba wins appeal against strike off

Published on 17 August 2018. By Genevieve Isherwood, Associate

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On Monday, the Court of Appeal unanimously found in Dr Bawa Garba's favour meaning she now is able to seek work as a Junior Doctor.

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Introducing the new Health Secretary…

Published on 10 July 2018. By Genevieve Isherwood, Associate

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Who is Matt Hancock, our new Health Secretary, and what impact will his appointment have?

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Ireland Voted Yes – What next?

Published on 30 May 2018. By Genevieve Isherwood, Associate

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Considers yes vote in Irish abortion referendum

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Landmark decision in Metal-on-Metal Hip product liability litigation

Published on 21 May 2018. By Genevieve Isherwood, Associate

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Considers the decision in the DePuy Pinnacle Metal-on-Metal hip litigation and what impact this will have on manufacturers and their insurers.

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An aspirin a day…

Published on 02 March 2018. By Genevieve Isherwood, Associate

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Discusses research that suggests aspirin can reduce risk of colon cancer in patients with Lynch Syndrome

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Monkey See, Monkey Do

Published on 06 February 2018. By Genevieve Isherwood, Associate

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Implications for humans and animals of the recent successful cloning of monkeys by Chinese researchers

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Bereavement Damages incompatible with European Convention on Human Rights

Published on 29 November 2017. By Genevieve Isherwood, Associate and Leah Wood, Trainee Solicitor

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Consideration of the Court of Appeal decision in Smith v Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation and others that restriction on awards for bereavement damages under the Fatal Accidents Act 1976 are incompatible with the European Convention on Human Rights.

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How would a Brexit affect the NHS?

Published on 21 June 2016. By Genevieve Isherwood, Associate

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The potential effect of a Brexit on the NHS has become a key political battleground with wildly divergent statistics being quoted and outlandish claims being made by both campaigns. Should the UK vote to leave the EU on 23 June there are a number of potential impacts on the NHS, outlined below.

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Russell Brand v Katie Hopkins

Published on 07 May 2015. By Genevieve Isherwood, Associate

Whether we like it or not, celebrities can wield a great deal of power and influence; on the clothes we wear, the films we see or the products we buy.

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Watch where you work

Published on 13 April 2015. By Genevieve Isherwood, Associate

Recently, I attended a law fair on behalf of RPC and was asked an interesting question.

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