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At face value, there are plenty of benefits to the idea of self-driving cars. From reducing numbers of drugged or drunk drivers to potentially acting as a taxi service, there is certainly an idealism to the notion.

In theory, these cars would be exemplary drivers that perfectly obey the rules of the road. However, as we all well know, a lot of good driving comes down to interacting with and responding to other drivers. Would autonomous cars be able to predict their human counterparts? And if not, what does that mean for the likelihood of collisions, and fault?

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Public Health Wales have announced changes to the current routine cervical screening programme. Currently, people with a cervix between the ages 25 and 49 in Wales are invited to screening tests every three years.

The change announced in January, which brings Wales in line with the UK National Screening Committee recommendations, will reduce the frequency of cervical screenings to every five years for this age group and matches the time gap in screenings for those ages 50 to 64. More...

 

As of the 1st of October, a new piece of legislation, Natasha’s Law, has been put in place for all food retailers in the UK.

This legislation is to ensure that all food retailers producing food on their premises and selling pre-packaged food, are to clearly display all ingredients and allergen information on every product.

This may come as a surprise, but before October the 1st, the need to show allergen and ingredient information on these products was not a necessity.

As a result, those unfortunate enough to live with food related allergies would be left in the dark as to what was safe to eat.

Whereas now, its obligatory to emphasise all ingredients and the 14 major allergen types on all food products. So, what brought about this legislation and what does it mean for legal cases involving food?More...

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If you follow our blog, then you’ll know we recently published our advice on whether you can seek compensation if your operation is cancelled due to Covid-19. Well, it’s not just surgeries that are being delayed due to the risk of infection.

Being diagnosed with cancer can be life changing and statistics suggest that 1 in 2 people in the UK will get cancer in their lifetime. So, it is understandable that thousands of people are going through treatment at any given time, something that has been affected for many going through this experience during the pandemic. More...

eScooters are going to be popular gifts this Christmas and whilst the eScooters will be ideal presents for those that enjoy the latest toys and gadgets, Sue Edwards, the Head of our Personal Injury department, is urging that they should be used safely and in accordance with the law.

Ridden by both children and adults the electric powered scooters can reach speeds of over 30mph, although it should be added that many are restricted to under 16mph, and therefore accidents are common. More...

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