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Food safety is vital in ensuring that potential consumers are kept safe when purchasing goods that they intend to consume. There are various sources where important information can be found on how this is to be achieved. 
 
Firstly, our solicitors in Lancaster look to what the law itself says. The Consumer Protection Act, of 1987, states that retailers are to sell products which are free from bacteria that may cause food poisoning. 
 
Further guidance comes from the Food Standards Agency who, in conjunction with the Chilled Foods Association, have published specific guidance on such matters in their ‘Best Practice Guidelines for the Production of Chilled Foods’. The Chilled Foods Association release annual reports, which can be viewed at “https://www.chilledfood.org/”, on issues surrounding the standards that chilled food should be at. 
‘You’ve missed a bit’, a phrase our solicitors in Preston, and we suspect many of you reading this blog, have had entrenched in our brains and down our ears by loved ones whilst on holiday to stop the sun burning us. Whilst we are all careful, sun burn is something that sometimes, is to be expected in the hot weather. Our accident injury solicitors, and again many of you, however, would in no way expect chemical burns to be something we need to watch out for. Nor was this the case for one family who were enjoying a holiday in Lanzarote. 
 
We all know that, when on holiday with young children (and in many cases, the adults too), the first thing they want to do is a ‘belly flop’ straight into the swimming pool to cool off. Esme Law, aged four, was the same and was enjoying playing in the pool at the Villa the family were staying at. 
Brexit: the word that almost every person in the UK dreads hearing (especially those in Parliament!). 
 
A lot of us may think that Brexit won’t really affect our everyday lives, but it’s becoming more apparent that it could have an impact on things we take for granted. 
 
A number one concern for many holiday-goers, is driving. Currently, if you hold a valid driving licence in Great Britain or Northern Ireland, you can drive in all countries in the European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA), so this includes all of the countries in the EU, which you can find a list of here, plus Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway and, although its neither part of the EU or EEA, Switzerland. 
Our love of the night life means we see some sights; it also means that our Sunday morning look is significantly more dishevelled than our social media selfie Saturday evening look. I appreciate that I may be aiming this at the ladies but I think many of us know what I mean when I say that none of us look quite our best when we wake up on a Sunday morning with our false eyelashes hanging off, lipstick smeared across your chin and last nights pizza stuck to your cheek…but imagine being sued over your looks! 
Bold, red lipstick smeared in a line.
Given that there were 1,793 reported deaths on the road in 2017 and over 24,800 serious injuries, it is clear that we need to be as careful and considerate as possible when we’re driving around on our day-to-day travels. On top of those who were sadly killed or seriously injured, there was over 170,000 casualties of all severities on the road in the same year. It’s important to remember, too, that these figures - as reported by gov.uk - only include road traffic accidents reported to the police, and not those that go unreported. This means that these figures could be even higher! 
 
So, if you’ve got a family member who has been the victim of a fatal car accident, what sort of claim for compensation could be made? 
The morning after a bank holiday weekend you may be valuing yourself at £10 (at best), on a good day would you say a million, two million, more? What do you take into account?The fact that you’re one of a kind, what kind of job you do, how much you have contributed to society, whether or not you have a family? Or none of those things because all humans are created equal? 
6000 UK residents currently await an organ donation, with 3 people per day dying before they are able to receive their life changing transplant. 
 
Recent studies show that 80% of UK residents support organ donation, however only 38% actually opt into the service. Although, in the event you haven’t made your options clear, the choice is left with your next of kin; this of course can be a difficult subject for them to deal with, and the thought of someone else having their loved ones organs an understandably upsetting prospect. This unfortunately means that they refuse the organ donation. 
 
Thankfully on 15 March 2019, Max and Keira’s Law was passed. 
It’s an odd expression, which you most-likely will have never heard in your day-to-day life, however the Cab Rank Rule applies to barristers, and is a professional obligation to accept instructions from every client, regardless of their personal opinion of the client, or their views of the case that they would be dealing with. According to the Bar Standards Board, it originates from the principles instilled in Cab drivers – no Licensed Hackney Carriage driver can refuse to carry a passenger, save from some limited exceptions. 
It’s always nice to get good feedback from a happy client, so with our expert team of Solicitors in Garstang, Solicitors in Longridge and Solicitors in Lancaster receiving more and more nice reviews and thank you gifts, we thought that we would share our successes. 
Firstly, what is vaginal mesh, and why has it been used in surgical procedures? 
 
Vaginal mesh is a form of synthetic netting that is surgically implanted into a woman’s pelvis. The procedure is used to help treat prolapsed organs, urinary incontinence and for the repairing weakened and/or damaged tissue which, for example, may be experienced following childbirth. 
 
There are different types of mesh, or tape, which can be used. Some mesh can be absorbable which, you may be surprised to note, is usually derived from processed and disinfected animal tissue. Alternatively, the mesh can be non-absorbable. This form of mesh is usually used for long term assistance, as the mesh will remain indefinitely in aiding damage that may be beyond repair. 
 
The insertion of the mesh is not a light procedure and can require patients to be hospitalised for a number of days following. As with all surgical procedures, there is an element of risk, however, recent debate has brought to light new findings on such risks, and their potential effects on patients undergoing treatment. 

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