The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) have raised concern over plans by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) to increase fees at over 200 courts throughout the UK. The MoJ announced proposals to aise court fees in November 2023 to shift a greater financial burden onto users of the court […]
Children who suffer acquired brain injury (ABI) can face serious impediments to their educational development, making it difficult for them to reach their potential at school. About the Childhood Acquired Brain Injury Schools Survey A collaboration between the School of Psychology at Swansea University, Child Brain Injury Trust (CBIT), United […]
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have successfully integrated implanted brain tissue into the brains of adult rats, giving hope to the possibility of cerebral transplants to repair damaged areas of the brain. The implanted tissue was shown to integrate with existing neurons in the rat’s brain, described as a […]
A study by Mexico’s Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute and the Siglo XXI National Medical Center has demonstrated that cannabidiol (CBD) could reduce the impact of brain injury recovery. The animal study, which aimed to demonstrate the effectiveness of hemp-based cannabidiol (CBD) in the […]
Opening a call for evidence this month, the Ministry of Justice is exploring alternative options to the Personal Injury Discount Rate (PIDR), a system used by courts to assess the size of a lump sum awarded to individuals in significant personal injury cases. Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Justice, […]
Research from the University of Oxford and the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Oxford Health Biomedical Research Centre has revealed that neurological and psychiatric diagnoses are more common after COVID-19 infection. Using data from the US-based TriNetX electronic health record network of 1.25 million people following diagnosed […]
Over the last several years, the use of the recreational drug nitrous oxide – also known as ‘nos’, laughing gas, and balloons – has surged amongst younger people, with over half a million young people – almost 9% of 16-24-year-olds – reporting its use in the 2019/20 Crime Survey for […]
A recent survey by the AA has shown that only one in three of their customers were aware of the coming changes to the Highway Code, which have been brought in to protect the most vulnerable road users. The survey also worryingly revealed that 4% of those questioned had “no […]
A new study conducted by a team of international researchers has found women up to the age of 35 are at an increased risk of suffering ischemic stroke compared to men of the same age group. Ischemic strokes are the most common, accounting for 87% of all strokes. In over […]
The Expert Witness Institute (EWI) has launched a new competency framework for expert witnesses – a  practical self-assessment tool that sets out the attributes, knowledge, and skills required of experts. It sets out a commitment to both the profession of the Expert Witness and to continuous professional development. The core […]