Jewish student awarded four-figure payment after anti-Semitism complaint – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 27th, 2016 in bullying, compensation, complaints, Judaism, news, racism, universities by sally

‘A Jewish student has received an apology and payment of £1,000 from the University of York Students’ Union after complaining of anti-Semitism.’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th June 2016

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A1P1 and public policy: compensation for not fishing? – UK Human Rights Blog

‘An interesting Court of Appeal decision concerning the science of migratory salmon, and the circumstances in which compensation will be granted when an interference with Article 1 Protocol 1 is found.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 22nd June 2016

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Court penalises party that failed to entertain settlement attempts – Litigation Futures

Posted June 22nd, 2016 in airlines, compensation, costs, news by sally

‘A defendant that “resisted all early attempts at discussion or negotiation” has become the latest to have its conduct penalised in costs.’

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Litigation Futures, 22nd June 2016

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Leigh Day “breached duty” to thousands of Trafigura claimants who did not receive share of £30m settlement – Legal Futures

Posted June 17th, 2016 in compensation, law firms, negligence, news, pollution by tracey

‘Leading group action law firm Leigh Day has been found guilty of professional negligence after 6,624 of the claimants it represented in the high-profile Trafigura case were not paid their share of the £30m settlement.’

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Legal Futures, 17th June 2016

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Gambling Commission orders Betfred to pay £800,000 – The Guardian

Posted June 15th, 2016 in compensation, gambling, inducements, money laundering, news, theft by sally

‘The bookmaker Betfred has agreed to an £800,000 settlement after accepting stolen cash from a “VIP” customer, who was allegedly offered free drinks and day trips to encourage him to keep betting.’

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The Guardian, 14th June 2016

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Victims of paedophile William Vahey seek up to £1.5m compensation – The Guardian

Posted June 15th, 2016 in child abuse, compensation, news, sexual offences, victims by sally

‘Families of more than a dozen current and former pupils at a London school where the serial paedophile William Vahey abused at least 53 boys are seeking financial compensation that could run to more than £1.5m.’

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The Guardian, 14th June 2016

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Airlines criticised over payouts for damaged wheelchairs – The Guardian

Posted June 14th, 2016 in airlines, compensation, damages, disabled persons, equality, news by sally

‘Britain’s equality watchdog has criticised British airlines and British Airways (BA) in particular – for their treatment of disabled customers as legal action is taken by an actor over alleged damage to her wheelchair.’

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The Guardian. 13th June 2016

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Supreme Court to hear appeal by council on compensation after pier closure – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Supreme Court will next week (23 June) hear a borough council’s appeal over an order that it should pay more than £2m in compensation plus legal costs to the operators of a business on a seaside pier it temporarily shut down.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 13th June 2016

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Court finds UK gangmaster liable for modern slavery victims – The Guardian

‘A British company has been found liable for the first time for victims of modern slavery in a landmark high court judgment.’

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The Guardian, 10th June 2016

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Southern Health trust accepts responsibility for teenager’s death – The Guardian

Posted June 10th, 2016 in compensation, disabled persons, hospitals, negligence, news by sally

‘The family of an 18-year-old man who drowned following an epileptic seizure while under the care of Southern Health NHS foundation trust has been awarded £80,000 compensation.’

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The Guardian, 9th June 2016

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Council to refund tenants £28.6m after High Court water overcharging ruling – Local Government Lawyer

Posted June 9th, 2016 in compensation, local government, news, water by sally

‘The London Borough of Southwark has decided to repay 48,000 current and former tenants £28.6m following a High Court ruling earlier this year that it had overcharged for water and sewerage for 12 years.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 9th June 2016

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LGO demands action over backlog of 1,500 planning control cases at council – Local Government Lawyer

‘A Local Government Ombudsman investigation has found that the London Borough of Hackney had a backlog of 1,500 planning enforcement cases, some of them 15 years old.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 7th June 2016

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Carers tie woman, 88, in towel to ensure a ‘quiet shift’ – BBC News

‘Two carers who wrapped a pensioner in a towel to ensure they had a quiet night shift have been given suspended prison sentences.’

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BBC News, 6th June 2016

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How Much Can I Claim? – No. 5 Chambers

‘Every year the Government reviews and uprates the level of employment protection payments. The new rates come into effect on 6 April each year.’

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No. 5 Chambers, 27th May 2016

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Whiplash: George Osborne’s Modest Proposal – Cloisters

Posted June 2nd, 2016 in compensation, consultations, damages, fraud, insurance, news, personal injuries by sally

‘In his 2015 autumn statement the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Rt. Hon George Osborne MP, announced that to make it “harder for people to claim compensation for exaggerated or fraudulent whiplash claims, the government is ending the right to cash compensation”.[1] The proposal will remove the right of individuals to claim ‘general damages’ for minor whiplash injuries, compensation for injury, pain and suffering. However, the victims of such injury will still have the right to claim compensation for financial losses such as the costs of medical treatment or loss of earnings.’

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Cloisters, 24th May 2016

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Serious Personal Injury Litigation – A Quantum Update – Byrom Street Chambers

Posted June 2nd, 2016 in compensation, damages, news, periodical payments, personal injuries by sally

‘Arguments concerning the indexation of periodical payments orders triggered many more cases than usual being tried out after 2005 on numerous heads of damage. Further cases followed after the issue of indexation was decided, leading to the landmark decision in Whiten (2011). In late 2014/2015 there has been a further spate of reported cases driven by the NHS LA. James Rowley QC brings together the judgments so that trends in awards in the most serious litigation can be identified.’

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Byrom Street Chambers, 24th May 2016

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A Dead Parrot Or A Sleeping Beauty? – The 36 Group

Posted June 2nd, 2016 in advocacy, compensation, divorce, financial provision, news by sally

‘Baroness Hale was primarily responsible for the introduction of compensation (SRJ v DWJ [1999] 2 FLR 176). She is a fine lawyer and judge, but she was only briefly an advocate. I am no judge at all with a degree in English, but I have argued a lot of cases. Whilst doing so I have appeared against some outstanding advocates such as Lord Wilson, the late Mrs Justice Baron, Mr Justice Mostyn and Mr Martin Pointer QC. As advocates they looked and in the case of Martin, look to persuade the court. I believe that in presenting a wife’s arguments they would all have rejected submitting that she should be compensated for gender related disadvantage. They would have done so for various reasons. Compensation is a dangerous word as it has its most natural and best established use in the law of tort. It is also manifestly insensitive. Any husband who has maintained his wife and children for, say fifteen years will be hurt and annoyed by the proposition that he should compensate his wife for the experience. He may, or may not be placated by the subsequent reference to gender related disadvantage. At least that shows compensation is a systemic concept, rather than directed at him personally. But fully expressed the words display the origin of the concept in a feminist approach to divorce. The advocate would know that some tribunals would reject the socio-legal concept; if only because another feminist analysis would give primacy to the wife’s autonomous ability to look after.’

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The 36 Group, 18th May 2016

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Disabled man born after incest rape wins right to claim compensation – BBC News

‘A man born with severe disabilities after his mother was raped by her father has won the right to claim compensation.’

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BBC News, 1st June 2016

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Jailed for false retraction, rape victim to challenge reduced compensation – The Guardian

‘A woman who was jailed for falsely retracting a true allegation of rape is to challenge the compensation awarded to her by a tribunal.’

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The Guardian, 30th May 2016

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Reading the Riot Act: the future of riot damage compensation – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted May 27th, 2016 in compensation, criminal damage, news, violent disorder by tracey

‘“If you carry on doing that I’ll read you the Riot Act!” So might a hapless parent or teacher plead to their unruly charges. But the real Riot Act 1714 (removed only in 1973 by the Statute Law (Repeals) Act of that year) meant business. For, if more than 12 people “unlawfully, riotously, and tumultuously assembled together”, it allowed a justice of the peace (or other specified local official) to command the assembly to disperse and within an hour “peaceably to depart to their habitations or to their lawful business”. If not they were liable to “suffer death” as felons.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 25th May 2016

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