Iran is Great van: no apology or compensation to family from Met – The Guardian

Posted August 26th, 2015 in compensation, news, police, terrorism by sally

‘The Metropolitan police have decided not to compensate or even apologise to the European family whose van was broken into because it had “Iran is Great” emblazoned on its sides.’

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The Guardian, 25th August 2015

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Slavery: How women’s key role in abolition has yet to receive the attention it deserves – The Independent

‘The journey of Mary Prince from the salt ponds of Bermuda to a cause célèbre in early 19th-century Britain came at unbearable personal cost. Torn from her family in a slave auction and routinely beaten while naked, she was brought to England by her owners after years of brutality on Caribbean plantations.’

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The Independent, 23rd August 2015

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Court fee ‘means crime victims miss payouts’ – The Independent

Posted August 24th, 2015 in compensation, costs, fees, news, victims by sally

‘Victims of crime are missing out on compensation because courts are forced to make criminals pay costs to the Government, campaigners have warned.’

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The Independent, 23rd August 2015

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O’Brien v Shorrock and another – WLR Daily

O’Brien v Shorrock and another [2015] EWHC 1630 (QB); [2015] WLR (D) 366

The obligation under paragraph 19.4 of the CPR Practice Direction 44, since amended, was to inform the other party, by the notice of funding, of the date when a conditional fee agreement with retrospective effect was made rather than the earlier date when it came into effect.

WLR Daily, 12th June 2015

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This judgment could shake up how personal injury solicitors operate – The Guardian

‘A claim brought on behalf of two children hurt in an accident has thrown doubt on the use of success fees, and on the unintended consequences of scrapping legal aid in such cases.’

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The Guardian, 21st August 2015

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Former lawyers convicted of providing illegal immigration advice – Legal Futures

‘A former solicitor and barrister have both been convicted and sentenced by magistrates for the providing unregulated immigration advice and services.’
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Legal Futures, 20th August 2015

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Maidstone gangmaster firm sued by ‘slave’ workers – BBC News

Posted August 12th, 2015 in compensation, delay, gangmasters, news, trafficking in human beings by sally

‘Six men are suing a former gangmaster after they were trafficked to work as chicken-catchers on UK farms.’

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BBC News, 11th August 2015

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In sexual assault cases, the idea of the ‘perfect victim’ is pernicious – The Guardian

‘Compensation has been reduced for sexual assault victims who have criminal convictions. But we need to stop insisting that traumatised people should be model citizens.’

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The Guardian, 7th August 2015

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Half a million missing out on flight delay compensation – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 10th, 2015 in airlines, airports, compensation, delay, EC law, news, statistics by sally

‘Passengers more than three hours late to their destination can claim up to £420, but more than 500,000 have failed to do so over the past year.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th August 2015

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Cherry Groce children to sue Met police for damage shooting caused them – The Guardian

Posted August 7th, 2015 in compensation, families, firearms, news, police, psychiatric damage, violent disorder by tracey

‘Five children of Cherry Groce, whose shooting by a police officer led to the 1985 Brixton riots, are to sue the Metropolitan police for the damage caused to them after she was paralysed in the bungled raid almost 30 years ago.’

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The Guardian, 6th August 2015

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Girl, 16, given 10-month referral order for attacking two girls in the street – The Guardian

’16-year-old who assaulted two younger girls in a video that was later posted online and seen by millions of people has been given a 10-month referral order.’

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The Guardian, 3rd August 2015

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Derby University students in HIV scare get payouts – BBC News

Posted July 31st, 2015 in compensation, health, health & safety, HIV, news by sally

‘A group of students put at risk of contracting HIV when they were given blood tests with re-used syringe barrels have received payouts.’

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BBC News, 30th July 2015

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Wine fraudster who duped doctor out of £500,000 is jailed – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 31st, 2015 in compensation, fraud, news, ombudsmen, sentencing by sally

‘The conman fooled even ‘experienced’ investors by promising 50pc returns. But victims could have been alerted had they checked an official database.’

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Daily Telegraph, 30th July 2015

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Hundreds of UK sex abuse victims lose compensation for committing crimes – The Guardian

‘Hundreds of sexual abuse victims have had their compensation payments reduced after committing crime themselves, according to figures.’

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The Guardian, 31st July 2015

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The perils of commoditised advice: Procter v Raleys Solicitors – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted July 28th, 2015 in appeals, compensation, negligence, news, solicitors by sally

‘On 28 April 2015 the Court of Appeal handed down judgment in Procter v Raleys Solicitors. The case is an important reminder to solicitors engaged in bulk litigation of the risks posed by “commoditising” their services.’

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Hardwicke Chambers, 15th June 2015

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Payday lender Cash Genie to pay £20m compensation – BBC News

Posted July 27th, 2015 in compensation, complaints, fees, interest, loans, news, unfair commercial practices by sally

‘Payday lender Cash Genie faces a £20m compensation bill after charging customers £50 to transfer them to the firm’s debt collection business.’

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BBC News, 27th July 2015

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Government calls in Civil Justice Council to investigate NIHL claims – Litigation Futures

Posted July 27th, 2015 in Civil Justice Council, compensation, insurance, news, noise by sally

‘The Ministry of Justice has asked the Civil Justice Council (CJC) to investigate the number and cost of claims for noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL), it has announced.’
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Litigation Futures, 29th July 2015

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Ex-National Coal Board coke workers’ legal bid landmark – BBC News

Posted July 27th, 2015 in compensation, health & safety, industrial injuries, news by sally

‘Lawyers for more than 350 ex-National Coal Board coke workers are hoping for a landmark High Court ruling in their compensation fight over illnesses.’

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BBC News, 25th July 2015

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Two men Tasered and pepper-sprayed by Dorset police to get £100,000 payout – The Guardian

Posted July 17th, 2015 in compensation, news, police, weapons by tracey

‘Police also agree to pay legal costs in region of £90,000 to John Naylor and Darren Corbridge following August 2010 incident.’

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The Guardian, 16th July 2015

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MPs to debate children’s carbon monoxide deaths in Corfu hotel – The Guardian

‘The deaths of two children from carbon monoxide poisoning while on holiday in Corfu will be debated in parliament next week.’

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The Guardian, 12th July 2015

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