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Not So Cut and Dry When It Comes to Hairdressing Injuries - Nicola Perry, Bartletts Solicitors

23/01/15. Earlier this month, Nia Griffith MP made a call in a parliamentary debate for hairdressers to be subject to a compulsory state register. Whilst there has been no indication from the government that this suggestion will be implemented it does highlight the difficulty with the hairdressing industry as a whole. This is the fact that despite hairdressers undertaking some potentially risky treatments there is no compulsory system of regulation. In fact all we have at present is a system of voluntary registration with the Hairdressing Council, a body which was set up under the Hairdressers (Registration) Act 1964. This article explores some of the issues which arise when those risks result in injury and a claim is being considered...

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