Dealing with abuse

In recent years historical abuse cases perpetrated by well-known people have hit the headlines, including Jimmy Saville, Harvey Weinstein and Prince Andrew’s friend, Jeffrey Epstein. However, historic sexual abuse cases often involve abuse over a number of years within a family, at a school, in residential care homes or the church. We have helped a…

Councils Appeal High Court Ruling On Traveller Ban

The Court of Appeal has heard a landmark case which could have wide-ranging implications on whether local authorities can use injunctions to place a blanket ban on Travellers camping on public land.  London Gypsies and Travellers (LGT) argues that such court orders are discriminatory, disproportionate, and effectively criminalise a centuries-old way of life. Anyone found breaching…

Good SAM App

Good SAM is a community of Good Samaritans, happy to assist if they are the closest person to an emergency. They are trained in first aid and may have additional skills. Many are off duty doctors, nurses, paramedics and other members of the emergency services. If you are trained in first aid, you can download the GoodSAM Responder App. You’ll then…

Liverpool FC fail in move to trademark the word ‘Liverpool’

Liverpool FC’s attempt to trademark the word “Liverpool” has been rejected by the government’s Intellectual Property Office (IPO) due to the “geographical significance” of the city. The trademark attempt sparked outrage within the club’s own fanbase, as well as the Liverpool mayor. Liverpool FC said: they would “continue to aggressively pursue those large-scale operations which seek to illegally…

Rita Ora admits she ‘feared for her career’ during legal battle with her former record label, Roc Nation, which is owned by Jay Z

Singer Rita Ora has recently stated that she ‘feared for her career’ during her legal battle with her former record label, Roc Nation, which is owned by Jay Z, who signed her in 2008.   The court case prohibited Rita Ora from making music for five years. In December 2015 she had filed a lawsuit to…

french international footballer nabil fekir’s ex-agent jean-pierre bernes has taken legal action against fekir

French international footballer Nabil Fekir’s ex-agent takes legal action against Fekir

French international footballer Nabil Fekir’s ex-agent Jean-Pierre Bernes has taken legal action against Fekir due to “premature termination of the contract” between the agent and the footballer. Fekir claimed that Liverpool told lies about the real reason for his collapsed move to Anfield last summer but has been called out by Jean-Pierre Bernes. The ex-agent said: “He has…

Sir Jim Ratcliffe, Britain’s third-richest man involved in planning battle

Sir Jim Ratcliffe, Britain’s third-richest man is involved in another planning row with neighbours over plans for a caretaker’s cottage to maintain his £6million New Forest holiday home. He had previously overcome a six-year battle against neighbours, officials and conservationists over his plans, which were rejected five times.   Work eventually started last year but…

Mamadou Sakho sues WADA for £13m over drug test error

Crystal Palace defender Mamadou Sakho is suing the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) for £13m after accusing them of a drug test-error that ended his career at Liverpool. Sakho was provisionally banned for 30 days on April 28 2016 after being notified by European football’s governing body, UEFA, of an anti-doping offence relating to a test taken after March’s…