Rugby World Cup winner Steve Thompson plans legal action after revealing he has dementia

Former England rugby player Steve Thompson revealed he can no longer remember winning the World Cup because of brain injuries he suffered playing rugby. He has  joined former England player, Michael Lipman, and ex-Wales international Alix Popham, planning legal action for negligence against World Rugby, the Rugby Football Union and the Welsh Rugby Union, for…

COVID-19 vaccine: UK government gives Pfizer legal indemnity to protect it from being sued

The Independent newspaper has today reported that “the UK government has granted pharmaceutical giant Pfizer a legal indemnity protecting it from being sued, enabling its coronavirus vaccine to be rolled out across the country as early as next week. The Department of Health and Social Care has confirmed the company has been given an indemnity protecting it from legal action as a result…

Cosmetic Surgery Practitioners breaching lockdown rules to visit clients’ homes

Since the government introduced the lockdown there have been reports of cosmetic surgery practitioners have been breaching lockdown rules in order to visit their clients’ homes to give them dermal fillers and Botox injections. There are currently no rules in the UK about who can carry out the injections or what training they should have.…

Legal action taken against Celtic Football Club regarding sexual abuse allegations

Formal legal action has begun against Celtic Football Club regarding claims it failed to protect victims from sex abusers working around Celtic Boys’ Club.   Celtic declined to answer questions put forward by the Guardian in relation to the legal action but instead referred to a statement made by the club in February, where it said: “Celtic Football…

Proposed changes to the law that limit the ability to recover compensation following injury in a road traffic accident

The Ministry of Justice has decided to exclude vulnerable road users such as cyclists and pedestrians from proposed changes to the law that will limit the ability to recover compensation following injury in a road traffic accident.   Campaigners, including British Cycling, argued that it would become almost impossible for cyclists to get legal representation…