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Outrage over magazine's ‘crass’ offer of free surgery

Readers of weekly magazine to vote for ‘Who Deserves Cosmetic Surgery The Most’

London – 10 October, 2011 –The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons ( today expressed their alarm over a month-long series of offers for free cosmetic surgery by weekly magazine ‘Love It!’. The publication, aimed at young women, last week offered a ‘free boob job' for a 'lucky reader’ in exchange for being filmed throughout the process. This was followed this week by a tummy tuck and next week by a nose job.

Last Updated on Monday, 10 October 2011 15:31


New Milestone as 15,000 UK Workers Get HAVmeter Coverage

UK vibration firm Reactec has celebrated a new business landmark by ensuring 15,000 workers across the country are covered by its HAVmeter safety devices.

The firm hit the milestone sales figure this month, which means that thousands of workers in the UK construction, manufacturing, grounds maintenance and hire sectors are now using the technology in order to improve safety and monitor their exposure to vibration-related injuries.


First council to provide legal services to NHS

The city council’s legal services department could work on contracts worth up to £9m, after it was the first local authority in the country to be appointed to work for the NHS.

Beating off competition from some of the highest profile law firms in the country, the city council’s lawyers successfully bid for the Health Trust Europe Legal Services Framework Agreement.

The agreement will see the department provide legal services in employment; contract and commercial; and other law for up to 70 NHS trusts in the Midlands and South East for an initial three years, with an option to extend for 12 months.


Human tragedy and legal legacy surrounding asbestos-related cases

By Simon Kilvington, of 18 St John Street Chambers

The Supreme Court recently ruled in favour of the combined appeals of Greif (UK) Ltd v Karen Sienkiewicz and Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council and Barré Willmore, in the groundbreaking case to consider causation in asbestos-related cancer claims.

 Both the original claimants died of mesothelioma, a cancer which develops from the protective lining or mesothelium which covers many of the body’s internal organs.  It most commonly affects the pleura, the outer lining of the lungs, but may also occur in the lining of the abdominal cavity.


Beware the nut job: warning on male genital enhancement Liquid Silicone Injections Marketed to Men in the UK

Your Expert Witness BAAPSIn the wake of the tragic death of a UK woman who was injected with liquid silicone for buttock enhancement, the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons ( today issued a fresh warning against backstreet procedures being performed in this country on males seeking genital enlargement. A number of websites promoting the use of silicone injections demonstrate considerable interest from men around the country and reveal that many have undergone the unlicensed procedure – and are now facing serious medical problems and deformity as a result.

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 June 2012 08:50