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Post on 21 Oct 2014
The British Chamber of Commerce's (BCC) third quarterly economic survey of 2014 has sent out a cautious note in relation to the economy's growth rate, and the manufacturing sector in particular.  This is reflected in the survey's comments regarding manufacturing in 2015, which suggest that the...
Manufacturing
Post on 21 Oct 2014
A pioneering treatment in which regenerative cells are introduced into the spinal cord, developed by British and Polish doctors, has allowed a paralysed man to walk unaided for the first time. This represents the first example of a reversal of total spinal paralysis, and brings hope to the...
Medical Negligence
Michelmores, Law, Solicitors, Employment
Post on 20 Oct 2014
Anyone who works in HR will know how quickly changes come about in Employment Law, and how hard it is to keep up with them all. With that in mind, the Michelmores Employment Team has created a weekly newsletter that encapsulates the most significant Employment Law developments of the last 7 days....
Employment Law
Post on 20 Oct 2014
In a recent case involving a public sector employer, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) considered whether an employer had acted in breach of contract when it failed to operate a pay progression clause which expressly provided for an annual pay review.  Although the employee was contractually...
Education
Post on 20 Oct 2014
Want to be a lawyer?  Ambitious?  Determined?  Surely that means you have to work in London? – think again!  During my time at the University of Exeter, I fell in love with the South West and in fact, I never wanted to leave.  As a keen surfer and hiker, I relished the lifestyle in this beautiful...
Trainee Blog
Post on 20 Oct 2014
The recent case of Iraj Parvizi v Barclays Bank [2014] EWHC B2 (QB) was heard in the High Court on 21 May 2014.  Key themes considered in the case were the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 ("the Act") and the meaning of suspicion giving rise to disclosures required under Part 7 of the Act where money...
Financial Services
Post on 16 Oct 2014
The delayed Musgrove Park Hospital report into failed cataract procedures has now been made available. The Trust had initially shown reluctance to release the report publicly, choosing instead to only release it to the affected patients. The report has since come into the public domain. Hopefully...
Medical Negligence
Post on 15 Oct 2014
A report into the failings of private healthcare provider Vanguard, contracted to carry out cataract operations at Musgrove Park, has been released to affected patients but not made public. On BBC Points West, health journalist Matthew Hill explained that patients had been warned that they could be...
Medical Negligence
Post on 15 Oct 2014
Laurence Vick, head of Clinical Negligence at Michelmores Solicitors Musgrove Park had assured patients, when these problems arose in May of this year, that a full review would be undertaken with Vanguard to establish the cause of these failures. We learned today that the report has been released...
Medical Negligence
Post on 14 Oct 2014
If you have a building that is subject to the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) because it contains standby boilers or generators, then you may now be able to drop out of the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme − potentially saving you thousands of pounds! On 8 October 2014 the Environment Agency...
Real Estate

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