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Employer found to be vicariously liable for employee’s data breach

In the case of Various Claimants v  Morrison Supermarkets, the High Court has held that an employer was vicariously liable (a situation where someone is held responsible for the actions or omissions of another person) for the actions of an employee who disclosed, on the internet, the personal information of around 100,000 colleagues. Although this
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What does APIL (the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers) do and what is its accreditation scheme?

APIL has been fighting for the rights of injured people for over 25 years. A not-for-profit campaign organisation, APIL’s member lawyers are dedicated to changing the law, protecting and enhancing access to justice, and improving the services provided for victims of personal injury. Its members are constantly working to promote and develop their expertise in the practise
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Warning by the SRA (Solicitors Regulation Authority) over the handling of personal injury claims

The SRA is concerned about how some law firms handle personal injury claims when they deal directly with claims management companies (CMCs). In some cases, there has been failure to take proper instructions from clients, claims have been settled without obtaining a medical report and, worst of all, claims have been brought without the knowledge
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Why we’re proud to stand tall in our industry

We are under no illusion that the personal injury claims industry does not come top of the league when it comes to popularity contests, however at Simpkins & Co Solicitors we can hand on heart stand tall and proud when it comes to honesty and integrity. In a week when data from Ofcom revealed that
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If your child’s school is closed, your boss MUST give you time off

With the recent freezing temperatures and snowfall dominating the news in early December, what are the facts about parental leave when your child’s school is closed? Parental leave is the legal right to take time off from work to look after your child or make arrangements for someone else to look after your child. Legally,
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What kind of injuries can I be compensated for?

We’ve all heard and read misguided comments concerning personal injury claims, whether in a newspaper, overheard conversations on the train or a taunt about ‘ambulance chasers’ at a party. These harmful perceptions are having a destructive effect and possibly preventing individuals seeking compensation when they have suffered an injury through no fault of their own.
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