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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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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...

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...

One of the few benefits of lockdown was the huge increase in the numbers of us taking to our bikes to exercise and travel around our local areas on two wheels.

For some it meant going into the garden shed or garage to find the bikes that might have been left unridden for months, maybe years in some circumstances, whilst for others it was a case of going online to buy new bikes or first bikes for the younger members of the family.

There were a lot more of us taking to the roads, bike paths and tracks and inevitably, there was an increase in the number of accidents taking place.

Our Personal Injury department is working on behalf of several new clients who are making cycling accident claims.

Accidents with other cyclists, with motor vehicles or those who have fallen, or crashed due to road surfaces in disrepair are the most frequent reasons provided. More...

Our Personal Injury department has received an influx of new cases from employees who have been made redundant or let go by their employers. Many of them did not previously want to pursue making a claim against their employer about an accident they had suffered in work, due to fear of ‘rocking the boat’.

If you have been injured in your current workplace or somewhere you have worked in the last three years, you may be eligible to make a compensation claim. This time period can be longer if it is related to a disease (e.g. respiratory). However, we understand that you may be reluctant, as you do not know your odds of winning or how your employer will react, if you take action.

To put your mind at ease, our personal injury and employer liability solicitors outline the law and the basic need-to-know information, which you should consider before electing a legal representative. More...

With effect from 15th February 2015 EU Regulations on Consumer Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) allow consumers who bought our services online to submit their complaint via an online complaint portal.

We are required under the regulations to provide our clients the following information:-
  1. Link to the ODR platform - please follow the following link for further information (http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr).
  2. Our contact email address in case of a complaint under the ODR regulation – Andrea Coombes andrea.c@howellslegal.com