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Tiger Woods – Driving the Fair Way

The LA County Sheriff’s office report into Tiger Woods’ latest driving incident alleges that he was driving at around 87MPH on a 45MPH road…


Posted on 20th April 2021

Industry accreditation for Edinburgh solicitor

A senior solicitor at Thorntons in Edinburgh has received an accreditation from the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), further…


Posted on 16th April 2021

Passage of time no obstacle to justice for survivors of historic abuse

Recent court rulings and inquiries have shown that survivors of abuse can seek justice and have their voices heard, even decades after…


Posted on 4th March 2021

Employers - Take Responsibility for Keeping Employees Safe

I was saddened to read of the death of Scott Hunter recently as a result of COVID but was disappointed to read about the failures of his…


Posted on 11th February 2021

International Epilepsy Day

The 8th of February marked International Epilepsy Day which seeks to raise awareness of epilepsy around the world for millions of people…


Posted on 10th February 2021

Tinnitus Myths and Misconceptions

1-7 February 2021 marks the British Tinnitus Association’s Tinnitus Awareness week, a campaign to make sure that everyone with tinnitus…


Posted on 5th February 2021

Has COVID Resulted in Safer Roads?

I was heartened to read the national statistics released this week which show that one positive outcome of the COVID restrictions is a…


Posted on 29th January 2021

Sliding into 2021….

It’s been the coldest January in the last nine years and most of us have seen a dangerous amount of snow and ice covering our roads and…


Posted on 15th January 2021

Brain injury in sport: former players bring class-action cases against rugby’s governing bodies

This week’s announcement that eight former professional rugby players have launched legal claims against rugby’s governing bodies in…


Posted on 9th December 2020

Stay at Home to Stay Safe, but how safe are we working from home?

In February 2020 around 5.7% of workers in the UK worked from home.  As a result of the pandemic that figure has now grown to around 60%.…


Posted on 4th December 2020

Remember, Remember… Safety First!

Coronavirus has seen many events and celebrations fall by the wayside in 2020 and unfortunately, Bonfire Night on 5 November is no…


Posted on 4th November 2020

Darker Nights, Brighter Lights – and Clothing

Every year, I feel like the period between the clocks changing seems to get shorter and the long summer nights don’t seem to last as long.…


Posted on 19th October 2020

Care Home Negligence Claims

Placing an elderly or vulnerable loved one into a care home is never a decision taken lightly and is often a last resort. The health and…


Posted on 4th September 2020

Training our hygiene habits post lockdown

With gyms and swimming pools in Scotland set to re-open on Monday 31 August (a few weeks earlier than the original planned re-opening on 14…


Posted on 28th August 2020

Stay-safe-cation!

After more than 4 months of lockdown things are slowly starting to return to normal and instead of jet setting abroad many more people are…


Posted on 13th August 2020

The importance of instructing an expert injury lawyer

Selecting the right lawyer at the start of a personal injury case is the single most important thing you can do to influence the outcome of…


Posted on 15th July 2020

From Close Pass to Safe Pass

With more people taking to their bikes as a means of exercise and transport during lockdown, I was heartened to see that Operation Close…


Posted on 9th July 2020

Coronavirus and Care Homes

Through out the Coronavirus pandemic, care homes have frequently found themselves at the centre of media attention. This is mainly a result…


Posted on 3rd July 2020

Progressing Personal Injury Cases during the pandemic

Since the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic,  access to compensation for injured parties has been inhibited by the Scottish courts.  For…


Posted on 19th June 2020

Death in Service Payment for Social Care Workers

Towards the end of last month the Scottish Health Secretary, Jeane Freeman, announced that a death in service payment is to be introduced…


Posted on 18th June 2020

Road Improvements needed for cyclists

Bike Week is taking place between 6 to 14 June 2020.  The aim of the campaign is to promote fitness as cycling is a great way to keep…


Posted on 12th June 2020

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