Changes to the Highway Code: What you need to know and how it affects you

Changes to the Highway Code: What you need to know and how it affects you

The Highway Code has updated its rules to make the roads safer for the most vulnerable road users and to encourage more cycling and walking in a safe way. Cyclists are not obliged to use cycle lanes even if one is available. The code, which has made this rule clearer but hasn’t changed it, says cyclists should “exercise…

E-scooter rider sues bus company after being hit by bus

E-scooter rider sues bus company after being hit by bus

A man in his 50s who was injured after a bus knocked him off an e-scooter he was riding illegally is seeking compensation worth thousands of pounds from the bus company’s insurers in what could prove to be a landmark legal case. The man was riding a privately owned e-scooter on a public road in London in…

Victim of paedophile football coach Barry Bennell, secures settlement

David Lean, a victim of paedophile and former Crewe Alexandra coach Barry Bennell has secured a five-figure settlement from the previous owners of Butlin’s after Bennell groomed him while working at a holiday park in Wales in 1979. A civil case was brought by Lean against Hard Rock Cafe (Edinburgh) Limited, formerly known as Butlin’s…

Jockey sues fellow racer for £6million over fall that left him paralysed

Jockey Freddy Tylicki is suing fellow jockey Graham Gibbons in the High Court following Tylicki suffering a life-changing injury when he fell during a race at Kempton Park racetrack on 31 October 2016, which he alleges was caused by Gibbons “taking him off track”. After getting off the mount, Tylicki was trampled and partially paralysed,…

Ex-Great Britain star Bobbie Goulding, 49, suing the Rugby Football League after he’s diagnosed with dementia

Ex-Great Britain star Bobbie Goulding, 49, suing the Rugby Football League after he’s diagnosed with dementia

Great Britain half-back Bobbie Goulding is among a group of former rugby league players who are bringing legal action against the Rugby Football League (RFL) for allegedly failing to protect them from the risks of brain damage caused by concussion. He says that he played within days of “a serious knockout” on at least three occasions. Goulding, 49, has…

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…