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Sharing is Caring theme announced for Child Safety Week

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Today marks the beginning of Child Safety Week, an annual event organised by Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT) to raise awareness of the potential accidents our children face every day, and how they can be prevented. The theme this year is ‘Sharing is Caring’, and here Andy Munden, Personal Injury Partner, discusses why this was chosen, and reveals the various tips from CAPT on the simple steps we can all be taking to keep our children safe.

Legal duty of care proposals put our military at a disadvantage

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Proposals from Ministry of Defence (MoD) to scrap the legal duty of care it owes to service personnel have been met with criticism during the current consultation process. Under the plans injured personnel, or the families of those killed, will no longer be able to sue the MoD for negligence; instead the claim would be assessed internally by a MoD appointed assessor who would also decide the level of compensation award.

New driving penalties to launch from 1st March 2017

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Last November, it was announced that the fines for drivers caught using their mobile phone behind the wheel was to increase, and now the date for this implementation has been announced. Currently drivers who are caught receive a £100 fine and three penalty points, but from 1st March this year this will be increased to £200 and six penalty points.

Warner Goodman are making the Brake Pledge...are you?

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Road Safety Week begins today; an annual event co-ordinated by road safety charity, Brake. The UK’s biggest road safety event has a different theme each year, with this year’s theme aimed at encouraging everyone to “Make the Brake Pledge”.

Drivers caught using their mobile phone at the wheel will automatically receive penalty points

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A new statement released this week from the Department for Transport (DfT) demonstrates how seriously the government is taking this issue as they announce proposals that drivers will no longer be given the option to attend a remedial driving course as they are now, and will automatically receive the penalty points.

Do you use your mobile phone while driving...it could cost you more than your licence

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We all know the hazards of using our mobile phones when we’re driving, and it’s easy to be tempted, but do we consider the implications before we do? Is it one of those situations where we think, “I won’t get caught” or “It won’t happen to me”? Figures from the Department for Transport have shown that 492 road traffic accidents were caused in Britain in 2014 because the driver was impaired or distracted by their phone. Unfortunately, 21 of these were fatal, and 84 classed as serious.

Health and Safety breaches and how they can affect a major UK attraction

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Merlin Entertainment, owners of Alton Towers, face a multi million pound fine after admitting they broke Health and Safety laws, causing park ride ‘Smiler’ to crash seriously injuring five people.

Importance of Road Safety Week highlighted with new figures

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As this week draws to a close so too does Road Safety Week for another year; a cause that Hampshire law firm, Warner Goodman LLP, are avid supporters of. The week is organised by road safety charity, Brake, who have released startling figures demonstrating why we all need to review our habits on the roads and question whether we need to use a car to make our journeys.

Law firm supports campaign promoting safety on our roads for second year running

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Hampshire law firm, Warner Goodman LLP, is taking part in this year’s Road Safety Week (23-29 November) for the second year. The firm are corporate partners of road safety charity, Brake, who coordinate the national campaign, with support from the Department for Transport and headline sponsor Specsavers.

Child Safety Week to focus on after school accidents

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This week is Child Safety Week, an annual event organised by the Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT) in order to educate communities across the UK about the dangers that face our children in every day life. This year sees the focus on after school accidents; such as the hazards surrounding dinner time that can cause serious burns.

Warner Goodman invest in lawyers of the future

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On 14th January a group of four members of our Personal Injury team gave up their time to present to Southampton University Law students on the various routes into the world of law. Andy Munden, Personal Injury Partner, arranged the presentation in support of the University to show the students how the theory they are learning will one day be put into practice.

Injury Team support Road Safety Week

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The Personal Injury team from Hampshire based law firm Warner Goodman LLP are helping road safety charity Brake raise awareness of Road Safety Week, running this year from Monday 17 to Sunday 23rd November. Andy Munden, Partner within the team explains their hope that their support through sponsorship as well as other activities can help reduce road traffic collisions across Hampshire.

Lawyers set to test themselves in charity walk

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On Sunday 12th October, four members of staff from the Warner Goodman LLP Personal Injury team will be taking part in the Walk the Test Way charity walk in order to raise funds for road safety charity, Brake. Andy Munden, Personal Injury Partner, explains why they have chosen to take part in this challenge and why they are supporting Brake.

New Equity Partner for local law firm

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Experienced Personal Injury Partner, Andy Munden, has been announced as our newest Equity Partner, with effect from 1st May 2014.

Local law firm spreads some festive cheer!

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Hampshire based law firm Warner Goodman LLP are delighted to be supporting Portsmouth’s Best Christmas Party Ever, an event organised in aid of Headway – Portsmouth and South East Hampshire and Wessex Cancer Trust. The firm, including Warner Goodman Commercial, have sponsored 20 tickets, meaning that 20 children from Portsmouth Primary Schools will be able to attend the event and here Andy Munden, Personal Injury Partner for Warner Goodman LLP, explains why they have chosen to be involved.

Cutting red tape or cutting corners

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The introduction of new rules regarding injuries at work mean that as of 1st October 2013, any employee injured at work will now have to fight harder to prove that their employer was at fault. Andy Munden, Personal Injury Partner at Hampshire based law firm Warner Goodman LLP, explains what the new rules mean to employees, and questions how some employers may now act when it comes to health and safety.

Tougher laws bring tougher times for Claims Management Companies

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With figures announced today by the Claims Management Regulation Unit (CMRU) that show the number of Claims Management Companies (CMC’s) closing in light of tougher laws around personal injury, Andy Munden, Partner at Hampshire based law firm Warner Goodman LLP reflects on exactly what the changes mean for members of the public and the future of the industry.

Don't let your dream holiday turn into a nightmare!

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With summer approaching our thoughts are turning to ones of sea, sun and fun. 82% of us are planning to holiday abroad in 2013, and it’s important that we’re prepared, for any eventuality. Andy Munden, Partner at Hampshire based law firm Warner Goodman LLP, takes a look at exactly what could ruin your well-earned holiday…other than the inevitable sunburn!