/Ana Samuel

About Ana Samuel

Ana undertakes work in the areas of personal injury, employment & clinical negligence. Ana is also Assistant Coroner for Birmingham and Solihull. Ana has 8 years experience in training other Barristers, Solicitors, Managers and both in- house and external human resources staff. Covering all aspects of Employment Law and practice.

Coronial Law in the wake of Covid 19

By |2020-04-06T21:46:46+00:00April 6th, 2020|Articles|

The chief coroner has issued three sets of guidance: No 34 guidance for coroners on Covid 19 No 35 hearings during the pandemic No 36 Summary of the Coronavirus Act 2020, provisions relevant to Coroners Perhaps the most crucial aspect of the guidance to organisations including Care Homes, Prisons, GPs, medical practitioners and NHS Trusts [...]

Being a figure in a statistic does not of itself prove causation

By |2019-05-02T11:46:51+00:00March 28th, 2019|Case Notes|

“Being a figure in a statistic does not of itself prove causation” : The Queen (on the application of Paul Chidlow) and HM Senior Coroner for Blackpool and Fylde and (1) Chief Constable of Merseyside and (2) Northwest Ambulance Service [2019] EWHC 581 (Admin) Overview: The issue before the divisional court on judicial review by the family of [...]

Mediation: the cost effective answer for Employers following the Supreme Court’s ruling

By |2019-05-02T11:46:52+00:00July 27th, 2017|News Stories|

Mediation is already quicker and cheaper than more traditional legal practices, and it could be about to become a far more practical solution for businesses across the UK. A Supreme Court ruling that the imposition of fees for those bringing employment tribunal claims is unlawful is set to have an enormous impact on the number [...]

Mrs Harrison v St Helens Borough Council

By |2019-05-02T11:46:58+00:00September 24th, 2013|Case Notes, Employment|

Case Background The Claimant was employed as a Curriculum and Support Manager in the 14-19 team of the Children and Young People’s services department (CYPS). She commenced a period of maternity leave and was still on maternity leave when she was dismissed the following year. Whilst the Claimant was on maternity leave the Respondent re-structured [...]

Habeas corpus? Body or evidence? The AvMA Medical & Legal Journal (2013) Vol. 19 Issue 2 pages 42-45

By |2016-05-17T11:25:30+00:00September 4th, 2013|Articles|

Ana Samuel was recently published in the AvMA Medical & Legal Journal. In her article Ana analyses what rights, if any, exists in relation to possession of body parts. In addition the article discusses the legal implications for retention of body parts and disposal where the part may be of evidentiary value. To read Ana's [...]

The Trolls that lurk under the Employment Bridge… Social Media in Employment Law

By |2019-05-02T11:46:59+00:00February 4th, 2013|Articles|

Introduction A workable definition of an internet troll is as follows: ‘Named after the wicked trolls of children's tales, an Internet troll is someone who stirs up drama and abuses their online persona. Trolls thrive in any environment where they are allowed to make public comments. At the lighter end of the troll spectrum, trolls [...]