Tribunal: ‘public interest’ need for social housing justified breach of covenant – OUT-LAW.com

‘A tribunal has agreed to a property developer’s request to modify a restrictive covenant preventing the use of land for anything other than car parking, even though the developer had already built social housing on the land in breach of that covenant.’

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OUt-LAW.com, 6th December 2016

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APIL legal threat forces Ministry of Justice to announce outcome of 2012 discount rate review – Litigation Futures

Posted December 8th, 2016 in compensation, consultations, damages, legal profession, news, personal injuries by tracey

‘The government is finally set to announce the result of its review of the discount rate for personal injury claims – more than four years since issuing a consultation – in the face of legal action by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).’

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Litigation Futures, 7th December 2016

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BBC disputes Cliff Richard payout claim over police raid coverage – The Guardian

Posted December 8th, 2016 in BBC, compensation, complaints, media, news, police, privacy by tracey

‘BBC bosses have drawn up a defence case after Sir Cliff Richard took legal action in the wake of reports naming him as a suspected sex offender. They deny the singer is entitled to compensation after publicity about a raid on his home in August 2014. Detail of the BBC’s defence has emerged in paperwork lodged by lawyers at the high court in London pending any court hearings.’

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The Guardian, 7th December 2016

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Man found guilty of punching five-day-old baby in the face – The Independent

Posted November 24th, 2016 in assault, child abuse, compensation, costs, fines, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A man has been found guilty of punching a five-day-old baby girl in the face.’

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The Independent, 23rd November 2016

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Lincoln soldier sues MoD over initiation ceremony – BBC News

Posted November 22nd, 2016 in armed forces, bullying, compensation, news, personal injuries by sally

‘A soldier who was left partially blind after an initiation ceremony at an army barracks is suing the Ministry of Defence (MoD) for compensation.’

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BBC News, 21st November 2016

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Mirror publisher pays out £500,000 to settle phone-hacking claims – The Guardian

Posted November 18th, 2016 in compensation, interception, media, news, privacy, telecommunications by sally

‘The publisher of the Daily Mirror has paid out more than £500,000 to settle phone-hacking claims by 29 people including the entertainer Les Dennis, presenter Natasha Kaplinsky and EastEnders actor Steve McFadden.’

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The Guardian, 17th November 2016

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Whiplash reaction: claimant lawyers vent fury at government – Legal Futures

Posted November 17th, 2016 in compensation, consultations, evidence, insurance, news, personal injuries by sally

‘Today’s announcement of government plans to reform personal injury claims has predictably split the market, with claimant representatives incensed and defendants pleased.’

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Legal Futures, 17th November 2016

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Chagos Islanders denied right to return home – The Guardian

Posted November 16th, 2016 in armed forces, Chagos Islands, compensation, human rights, indigenous peoples, news by sally

‘Thousands of Chagos islanders, deported from their homeland in the Indian Ocean by the UK government to make way for a US military base in 1971, will not be given the right of return to resettle, the Foreign Office will announce on Wednesday.’

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The Guardian, 16th November 2016

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Whistleblowing Detriment and the Liability of Co-Workers: Valuable or Valueless? By Daniel Northall – Littleton Chambers

Posted November 9th, 2016 in appeals, compensation, employment, news, whistleblowers by sally

‘The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 introduced a substantial amendment to s.47B Employment Rights Act 1996. The newly inserted subsections (1A) – (1E) allowed a worker to bring an action for whistleblowing detriment against a co-worker or agent of the employer directly.’

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Littleton Chambers, 7th November 2016

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More than 5,000 children have been strip-searched, figures reveal – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 31st, 2016 in children, compensation, news, statistics, stop and search, Wales by sally

‘More than 5,000 children have been strip-searched by police in two years, figures revealed, as South Wales Police paid compensation to an innocent 12-year-old who was searched without escort.’

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Daily Telegraph, 30th October 2016

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Catholic church could face multi-million pound payout as sex abuse case is heard – The Guardian

Posted October 31st, 2016 in child abuse, clergy, compensation, news by sally

‘The Catholic church could face a compensation bill of millions of pounds following a test case on sexual abuse at a former children’s home which opens on Monday.’

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The Guardian, 31st October 2016

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Government forced to pay out £14m to hundreds wrongly imprisoned under immigration powers – The Independent

Posted October 28th, 2016 in compensation, immigration, imprisonment, news by sally

‘The Government has been forced to pay out millions of pounds in compensation to innocent people who were illegally locked up in Britain under immigration powers, The Independent can reveal.’

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The Independent, 26th October 2016

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The subtle hand of human rights – and more Aarhus – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted October 21st, 2016 in compensation, costs, human rights, news, nuclear power, planning by sally

‘This challenge was about a landowner not wishing to let those wishing to develop Sizewell C nuclear power station onto her land to carry out surveys and investigations. But it came down to a disagreement about the terms which such entry might occur. For s.53 Planning Act 2008 enables the Secretary of State to allow such entry, subject to conditions, and with the proviso that the landowner may claim compensation for “damage caused to lands or chattels” (s.53(7)) via a claim to the Upper Tribunal.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 20th October 2016

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New birth injuries compensation scheme announced – BBC News

Posted October 18th, 2016 in birth, compensation, consultations, news, personal injuries by sally

‘Parents in England whose children are injured at birth may benefit from a new government compensation scheme.’

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BBC News, 17th October 2016

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Compensation awarded for misuse of data processing powers – Panopticon

Posted October 18th, 2016 in compensation, data protection, news, police, psychiatric damage by sally

‘In my post on the TLT case last week, I mentioned a second recent judgment awarding compensation for a DPA breach. This is the judgment of the Central London County Court (HHJ Luba QC) in Andrea Brown v Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis and Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police.’

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Panopticon, 17th October 2016

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NHS legal bills for catastrophic childbirth blunders triples in a decade – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 17th, 2016 in birth, compensation, hospitals, news, personal injuries by tracey

‘Compensation claims against the NHS for catastrophic blunders in childbirth have tripled in a decade, official figures show, as ministers promise “dramatic” changes to improve the safety record of Britain’s maternity units.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th October 2016

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Millions of rail travelers to be eligible for compensation if trains are 15 minutes late – but new terms will not be UK-wide until as late as 2025 – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 13th, 2016 in compensation, consumer protection, delay, news, railways, transport by tracey

Millions of commuters will be eligible for compensation if their trains are more than 15 minutes late, ministers will announce today but some passengers will have to wait up to a decade for the change to come into force.’

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Daily telegraph, 13th October 2016

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New High Court judgment on privacy and data protection damages – Panopticon

Posted October 11th, 2016 in compensation, damages, data protection, news, privacy by sally

‘One of the major evolving issues in privacy and data protection law concerns the assessment of damages: when someone suffers a breach of their privacy or DP rights, how do you go about deciding how much money to award them by way of compensation?’

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Panopticon, 10th October 2016

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Developments in the oversight of British Troops abroad – the Roundup – UK Human Rights Blog

‘The oversight of the conduct of British soldiers in Iraq has been subject of two recent developments. The first is political, as Prime Minister Theresa May has renewed criticism of investigations into allegations of criminal behaviour of British troops. The second is legal, with the Court of Appeal offering clarification as to the role of the ECHR in conflicts abroad. However, comments by Defence Secretary Michael Fallon have since thrown into doubt the future role of the ECHR in conflicts abroad.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 5th October 2016

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CPS to pay six-figure sum to man over wrongful conviction – The Guardian

‘The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has agreed to pay more than £100,000 in compensation to a man who spent six years in prison after being wrongly convicted of perverting the course of justice in a gangland murder investigation.’

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The Guardian, 6th October 2016

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