Autumn statement and Government’s reversal of immigration and asylum fees |

Alexandra Cardenas discusses the Autumn statement and the government’s reversal of immigration and asylum fees. This week, both Houses will continue their focus on the impact of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. Secretary of state for exiting the EU, David Davis MP, will face scrutiny and a call for more detail on the UK’s Brexit strategy at exiting the EU oral questions on Thursday. In relation to justice, the House of Commons will debate equality of access to justice in the criminal justice system. The Law Society will be…

Article 50 and women in the law |

Alexandra Cardenas discusses the government’s reaction to the article 50 ruling and diversity in law. This week, the government reacted to the High Court’s ruling that the government does not have power to trigger article 50 without parliamentary approval and a vote from MPs. In parliament the secretary of state for exiting the EU, David Davis MP, reiterated the government’s argument that it is constitutionally proper and lawful to give effect to the referendum result by the use of prerogative powers. He also noted that government values the independence of…

If I’m Injured in a Fire at Work, Can I Make a Claim? |

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) says that Employers, “need to ensure that adequate and appropriate fire safety measures are in place to minimise the risk of injury or loss of life in the event of a fire”.Most fires are preventable and the people responsible for looking after workplaces should take appropriate safety measures to ensure the building is safe from fire hazards.Employers should carry out regular fire alarm tests and also regular fire drills so that all employees are aware of what to do and where they should go…

The flawed reasoning behind bad relationships |

People can stay in bad relationships based on flawed reasons, a new study suggests.Researchers from the University of Minho in Braga, Portugal, conducted a series of experiments to determine how factors such as time and money affected the way people saw their relationships.They found evidence of what is known as the “sunk cost fallacy”. This is a thought process which causes people to stay with something longer than they otherwise would because they have invested in it. An example can be watching an entire film you do not enjoy because…