Carol Fish

Tougher penalties for not belting up

September 6th 2021

WEARING a seat belt saves lives – possibly your own, or potentially that of a loved one sharing the car with you. Thinking it over with Carol Fish Director & Head of Serious and Catastrophic Injury… But it would appear that too many people are taking risks by not buckling up when in vehicles, and sadly the consequences can be catastrophic, sometimes fatal. A recent report by Cumbria Police revealed that the constabulary…


Steps needed to reduce high fatality rate on farms

July 30th 2021

FARMERS and agricultural workers are being urged to make health and safety more of a priority after fatalities on the farm doubled in the space of a year. Ahead of Injury Prevention Week which runs between August 2nd and August 6th 2021, Carol Fish an injury lawyer at Cartmell Shepherd Solicitors specialising in serious and catastrophic injuries, is raising awareness of the dangers around the farm after new data from…

Carol Fish, Director & Head of Serious and Catastrophic Injury

Safety first when it comes to e-scooters

June 1st 2021

Electric scooters or e-scooters have become increasingly popular in recent years, and are now a common sight in our towns and cities. Thinking it over with Carol Fish Director & Head of Serious and Catastrophic Injury… As part of its Future of Transport regulatory review, the Government currently is rolling out trials of e-scooter rentals across the country, with Copeland one of a number of areas chosen to assess the safety and…


Time for businesses to look differently at mental health

May 4th 2021

Thinking it over with Carol Fish Director & Head of Serious and Catastrophic Injury… AS more people prepare to return to offices and other workplaces as lockdown eases further over the coming weeks, now is the time for businesses and employers to be planning how to look after the welfare of their people. Some employees will be looking forward to getting back into workplaces and excited about interacting with their colleagues and…


Abolish sexual abuse case time limit

April 13th 2021

Thinking it over with Carol Fish Director & Head of Serious and Catastrophic Injury… Children being subjected to sexual abuse is too horrific for many of us to contemplate. Yet, as has been highlighted in the media recently, it can be taking place in schools, religious, sporting or other institutions, as well as within families. Understandably the trauma means it can take many survivors a number of years to come forward. Yet,…


How will employees’ rights be affected post lockdown?

March 16th 2021

Thinking it over with Carol Fish Director & Head of Serious and Catastrophic Injury… After Prime Minister Boris Johnson set out his roadmap to ending lockdown in England, thoughts for many employers are turning to how they will bring their teams back into offices when restrictions ease. The widespread administration of the vaccine in the UK is good news for many employers to help working life slowly return to normal over time.…


Encouraging to see sport and society taking brain injuries seriously

February 1st 2021

Thinking it over with Carol Fish Director & Head of Serious and Catastrophic Injury… DURING lockdown many of us will have been relieved that elite sport has not ground to a halt – and has kept us entertained on our televisions. Even with no crowds able to attend it has given many people interest and joy and at least some sense of normality. Whether it’s top flight football, Test cricket, horseracing, or…


The importance of giving back to the community

January 7th 2021

At Cartmell Shepherd Solicitors we have always encouraged our teams to give back to the communities they serve. It’s at the very heart of what we do. The pandemic has underlined the importance of helping each other and being part of a community. Our support and involvement with charities, online events and organisations has been even more vital during these difficult times. We are fortunate across Cumbria and Northumberland to…


Covid vaccines also bring changes in the law

December 3rd 2020

Thinking it over with Carol Fish Director & Head of Serious and Catastrophic Injury… THE prospect of Covid vaccines starting to be rolled out in December and being widely available by Spring has given everyone reason for hope this Christmas that there may be light at the end of the tunnel. There is no doubt 2020 has been a tough year for everyone. And as we prepare for a festive…


Business webinar to focus on working from home

November 16th 2020

The pros and cons of working from home will be the focus of a business webinar on Tuesday (November 17). With many businesses continuing to operate remotely due to Covid-19 restrictions, the NXT.V webinar will centre on how employers and employees are adapting to the changing work environment. The Working from Home vs The Workplace webinar will feature Carol Fish, Serious and Catastrophic Injury Solicitor at Cartmell Shepherd Solicitors, and…

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