Narcolepsy boy wins £120k swine flu vaccine damages – BBC News

Posted February 3rd, 2016 in compensation, damages, disabled persons, medical treatment, news, statistics by sally

‘A boy with a rare sleeping illness caused by a swine flu vaccine has won £120,000 in damages.’

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BBC News, 3rd February 2016

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UK consults on further changes to competition compensation law – OUT-LAW.com

Posted February 1st, 2016 in compensation, competition, consultations, damages, EC law, limitations, news by tracey

‘It will become easier for victims of competition law breaches to claim compensation when the EU Damages Directive comes into force in December.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 29th January 2016

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PJV v Director of Adult Social Care Newcastle City Council and another – WLR Daily

PJV v Director of Adult Social Care Newcastle City Council and another: [2015] EWCOP 87; [2015] WLR (D) 560

‘There was no need for an application to the Court of Protection to finalise an award to an incapacitated person that the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority decided should be held on trust, since a deputy appointed by the Court of Protection could be authorised to negotiate and finalise the terms of such an award.’

WLR Daily, 18th December 2016

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‘Cash for crash’: 81 sentenced in fake car accidents scam – The Guardian

Posted January 29th, 2016 in accidents, closed circuit television, compensation, fraud, inquiries, insurance, news by tracey

‘Garage in south Wales faked accidents in its yards so that bogus insurance and compensation claims totalling £750,000 could be made.’

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The Guardian, 29th January 2016

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Councils pay out over £100million in compensation claims in just two years – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 21st, 2016 in compensation, local government, news, roads by sally

‘New research shows councils in Britain paid out thousands of pounds because of potholes, accidents and other workplace related grievances between 2013 and 2015.’

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Daily Telegraph, 21st January 2016

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Legal aid crackdown to protect troops from being sued – Daily Telegraph

‘ Human rights lawyers who have brought thousands of war crimes cases against British troops will see their taxpayer-funded legal aid cut, in a new assault on “ambulance chasing” law firms. David Cameron has ordered a crackdown after becoming “very concerned” at the boom in compensation claims and investigations against soldiers over incidents in Iraq and Afghanistan.’

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Daily Telegraph, 16th January 2016

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Robot lawyer can help you claim compensation without legal fees – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 14th, 2016 in compensation, computer programs, fines, news, parking by sally

‘Student entrepreneur who created donotpay.co.uk has launched automated lawyer to help people challenge unfair fines.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th January 2016

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Thalidomide 50 years on: ‘Justice has never been done and it burns away’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 7th, 2016 in compensation, health, media, medicines, news, reporting restrictions, victims by sally

‘It has been more than half a century since the thalidomide scandal, but Martin Fletcher finds that the victims’ fight for compensation is far from over.’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th January 2016

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Triple killer given £1,000 compensation after prison guard squirts shampoo on his CDs – The Independent

Posted January 4th, 2016 in compensation, news, prison officers, prisons by sally

‘A three-time killer has won £1,000 compensation from the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) after a judge ruled that a guard squirted shampoo on his CDs during a prison transfer.’

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The Independent, 3rd January 2016

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Moorjani v Durban Estates Ltd – WLR Daily

Posted December 14th, 2015 in appeals, compensation, covenants, damages, housing, landlord & tenant, law reports, repairs by sally

Moorjani v Durban Estates Ltd [2015] EWCA Civ 1152; [2015] WLR (D) 509

‘In a case in which a residential tenant claimed to have suffered loss arising from the landlord’s breach of its repairing and insuring obligations, which had caused disrepair to his flat, the loss lay in the impairment of the amenity value of the tenant’s proprietary interest in the flat, and discomfort, inconvenience and distress were only symptoms.’

WLR Daily, 4th December 2015

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Intentional infliction of harm in tort law – OUP Blog

Posted December 14th, 2015 in compensation, damages, news, personal injuries, psychiatric damage by sally

‘The tort of intentional infliction of harm would seem to encapsulate a basic moral principle – that if you injure someone intentionally and without just cause or excuse, then you should be liable for the commission of a tort – in addition to any crime that you commit. Occasionally, judges have held that there is such a principle, which is of general application: eg, Bowen LJ in Mogul Steamship v McGregor Gow & Co (1889). While this principle is now uncontroversial in cases of the intended infliction of physical harm (see Bird v Holbrook [1828]), the position has been unclear in so far as it concerns the causation of psychiatric harm. The most important case on intended infliction of psychiatric harm (IIPH) was Wilkinson v Downton (1897). But that case has long been doubted because the defendant had been playing a practical joke upon the claimant, telling her that her husband had been involved in an accident and was lying ‘smashed up’ at Leytonstone. Wright J could find no actual intention to harm, but held that an imputed intention to harm was sufficient to create liability.’

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OUP Blog, 14th December 2015

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Shaker Aamer: ‘No plans to sue’ over Guantanamo – BBC News

Posted December 14th, 2015 in Afghanistan, compensation, detention, intelligence services, news, terrorism, torture by sally

‘The last British resident held at Guantanamo Bay has said he does not intend to take legal action against the UK government over his imprisonment.’

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BBC News, 14th December 2015

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Murderer sues Prison Service over ‘heart attack’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 14th, 2015 in assault, compensation, health, murder, news, pornography, prisons by sally

‘Extreme-pornography obsessive Graham Coutts claims he was made to wait and change into different clothing before being transferred.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th December 2015

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Phone hacking: 10 years of resignations, cover-ups and convictions – The Guardian

‘It began in December 2005 when the Metropolitan police started an investigation into the hacking of Prince William’s phone and has ended exactly 10 years later. In the intervening period, hundreds lost their jobs and many more reputations were both shredded and made, mainly on the legal benches.’

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The Guardian, 11th December 2015

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Serious Personal Injury Litigation – A Quantum Update – Byrom Chambers

‘We are now bombarded with case reports by email and over the Internet. The reporting of 1st instance quantum decisions used to be a comparative rarity before 1992 and the PIQR. Even then there was a time lag in publication and many decisions were never covered. On one level, we are immensely fortunate now to be able to discern how the best counsel and 1st instance judges set about their respective tasks in serious personal injuries litigation; but with that opportunity comes the obligation on the serious practitioner to take the time really to get to grips with the lengthy judgments. It is not easy. This paper, evolving since the autumn of 2007, is an exercise in the on-going fulfilment of that obligation.’

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Byrom Chambers, 7th December 2015

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Prison officer who ‘caught TB from inmates’ wins five-figure payout – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 9th, 2015 in compensation, duty of care, employment, health & safety, news, prison officers by sally

‘Fiona Murphy in out-of-court settlement from Ministry of Justice amid claims she was unknowingly exposed to disease at HMP Wakefield.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th December 2015

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“Sexting” damages case: the legal issues – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

‘The award of damages to a victim of ‘sexting’ grabbed the attention of the media on at the beginning of December 2015. Given that the judgment appears to have been delivered in September 2015, it isn’t clear why it had not made it in to the news until this week, but such is the way of the media sometimes.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 3rd December 2015

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Church of England pays £35,000 to man abused by expert on canon law – The Guardian

Posted December 4th, 2015 in Church of England, clergy, compensation, news, sexual offences, victims by tracey

‘The Church of England has paid £35,000 in compensation and apologised to a survivor of clerical sexual abuse in the latest in a string of cases involving senior church figures. The diocese of London has also agreed to an independent review of how the church handled the allegations of abuse, which date back to the 1980s.’

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The Guardian, 4th December 2015

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Unhappy customer sues Apple after honeymoon photos are wiped from phone – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 2nd, 2015 in compensation, costs, negligence, news, photography, telecommunications by sally

‘An Apple customer has won a “monumental victory” over the tech company after his photos were wiped.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st December 2015

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Bride-to-be used fake email addresses to win £25,000 wedding competition – The Guardian

Posted December 2nd, 2015 in advertising, compensation, complaints, electronic mail, marriage, news, ombudsmen by sally

‘A bride-to-be tried to win a competition for a £25,000 wedding by using thousands of fake email addresses to secure the highest vote.’

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The Guardian, 2nd December 2015

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