The Guardian reports that concern is growing among human rights campaigners and politicians over the use of tasers after an innocent blind man was shot with a stun gun when his white stick was mistaken for a samurai sword. The legal action group Police Action Centre is to challenge the widespread use of stun guns.
Legislation that will make it harder for employees to claim compensation for accidents in the workplace will take workers’ rights back to those of “Victorian times”, according to critics. Under the tough new rules injured workers would have to prove their employer was negligent and directly responsible for the accident before they are eligible for
Under new Government plans, a year’s parental leave will be available to either the mother or the father after the birth of a baby, the Daily Telegraph has reported. The family-friendly laws, which are to be announced by David Cameron and Nick Clegg later this month, will not be introduced until October 2015, because of
Government plans to temporarily relax rules on home extensions could be blocked by town hall planners, according to the Local Government Association (LGA). The coalition announced plans last month to relax permitted developments rights to allow property extensions of up to 8m, in an attempt to breathe new life into the construction sector. But the
Solicitor’s regulation authority has granted licenses for alternative