Claimant groups: 85% of injured workers not compensated – Law Society’s Gazette

‘More than 85% of people injured or made ill at work do not recover any compensation, a new report has stated.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 16th April 2014

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Supermarket staff could win millions in equal pay cases – The Guardian

Posted April 14th, 2014 in compensation, employment, equality, news, remuneration, women by sally

‘Supermarkets may have to pay millions of pounds in higher wages and back pay to store staff, mainly women, if test cases for equal pay being brought by 400 workers are successful.’

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The Guardian, 11th April 2014

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Milly Dowler’s killer Levi Bellfield awarded £4,500 over prison attack – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 4th, 2014 in assault, compensation, news, prisons by sally

‘The Ministry of Justice is ‘hugely disappointed’ that the triple murderer will receive taxpayer funded compensation.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th April 2014

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High Court reduces Ombudsman-awarded compensation due to local authority “financial pressures” – OUT-LAW.com

‘A recent High Court decision risks “emasculating” the Local Government Ombudsman (LGO), an expert has said, after the judge allowed the authority to pay only one fifth of the compensation awarded against it.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 1st April 2014

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Christian preacher wins £13,000 in compensation after being held for ’15 hours without food or water’ – The Independent

‘A Christian preacher who was held by police for 15 hours without water or food has won £13,000 in compensation for wrongful imprisonment.’

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The Independent, 31st March 2014

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HMRC to appeal against high court award to Barclay brothers of £1.2bn – The Guardian

Posted March 31st, 2014 in appeals, compensation, HM Revenue & Customs, interest, news, VAT by sally

‘HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has insisted it will appeal against a high court decision to award Sir David and Sir Frederick Barclay’s Littlewoods catalogue shopping business £1.2bn in a top-up settlement relating to a long-running legacy VAT dispute.’

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The Guardian, 28th March 2014

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Judge refuses whiplash damages as he criticises Britain’s ‘compensation culture’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 27th, 2014 in compensation, expert witnesses, judges, news, personal injuries by tracey

‘Britain’s compensation culture is a “national phenomenon,” a High Court judge said as he refused to grant damages to two women to “stem the tide” of fake insurance claims.’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th March 2014

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Data protection and compensation: the “irreversible march” towards revolutionary change – Panopticon

Posted March 24th, 2014 in compensation, data protection, EC law, news by sally

‘At 11KBW’s Information Law conference this past Tuesday, I talked a bit about the progress of the draft EU Data Protection Regulation. I omitted to mention last week’s development (my reason: I was on holiday in Venice, where data protection seemed less pressing). In a plenary session on 12 March, the European Parliament voted overwhelmingly in support of the Commission’s current draft of the Regulation. This is all explain in this Memo from the European Commission. Here are some key points.’

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Panopticon, 21st March 2014

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Barry George takes compensation claim to Europe – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 17th, 2014 in compensation, human rights, imprisonment, murder, news by tracey

‘ Barry George, the man wrongly accused of murdering TV presenter Jill Dando, is taking his £1 million compensation claim to the European Court of Human Rights. Mr George, 53, is seeking compensation for loss of earnings and wrongful imprisonment, after spending eight years in jail for a crime he did not commit.’

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Daily Telegraph, 16th March 2014

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Council told to pay out £8k+ and instruct barrister over race track noise – Local Government Lawyer

Posted March 14th, 2014 in compensation, local government, news, noise, nuisance, sport by tracey

‘The Local Government Ombudsman has told a local authority to pay out more than £8,000 after residents of a village suffered excess noise for several years from a motor racing track nearby.’

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Local Governemnt Lawyer, 13th March 2014

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Plastic surgeon’s career in tatters after transsexual patient falsely claims he botched ear operation – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 12th, 2014 in compensation, cosmetic surgery, electronic mail, harassment, news by tracey

‘A plastic surgeon who brought liposuction to UK had his career almost ruined due to false claims by a transsexual who claimed he botched his ear operation. Dr Brian Mayou, founder of the Cadogan Clinic, 120 Sloane Street, Belgravia, became the target of a one-man campaign of abusive emails, calls, texts and online postings claiming he was a paedophile.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th March 2014

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APIL granted permission to challenge HMRC policy on mesothelioma victims’ work records – Litigation Futures

‘The High Court is this week hearing a judicial review that claimant lawyers hope will strike down the deeply unpopular policy of HM Revenue & Customs that means it will only release the employment history of a mesothelioma victim to their lawyer with a High Court order.’

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Litigation futures, 12th March 2014

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Solicitor coroner struck off over £2m theft from clients to fund lavish lifestyle – Legal Futures

Posted March 12th, 2014 in compensation, costs, disciplinary procedures, executors, fraud, news, solicitors, theft, wills by tracey

‘A Gloucestershire solicitor who also served as the county’s coroner has been struck off after taking nearly £2m from clients to fund an extravagant lifestyle.’

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Legal Futures, 11th March 2014

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High Court backs Legal Ombudsman over barrister complaint – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted March 11th, 2014 in appeals, barristers, compensation, complaints, legal ombudsman, news by tracey

‘The High Court has upheld a Legal Ombudsman decision that a barrister dealt with a complaint improperly – even though the original complaint was dismissed.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 10th March 2014

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Purple Parking workers win ageism battle after dozens sacked for ‘being too old’ – The Independent

‘Britain’s biggest airport car parking company, Purple Parking, has admitted age discrimination against its workers after it sacked dozens of them for being too old.’

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The Independent, 10th March 2014

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Asbestos cancer payments of up to £123,000 announced – BBC News

Posted March 7th, 2014 in asbestos, cancer, compensation, news by tracey

‘Victims of mesothelioma, an aggressive cancer caused by exposure to asbestos, are to receive an average of £123,000 compensation from a new fund.’

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BBC News, 6th March 2014

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Support for industrial disease victims – Ministry of Justice

‘Sufferers of a deadly industrial disease will be the focus of work to improve the compensation claims process for them, new Justice Minister Lord Faulks said today.’

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Ministry of Justice, 6th March 2014

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Regina (Ali) v Secretary of State for Justice; Regina (Dennis) v Same; Regina (Tunbridge) v Same – WLR Daily

Regina (Ali) v Secretary of State for Justice; Regina (Dennis) v Same; Regina (Tunbridge) v Same [2014] EWCA Civ 194; [2014] WLR (D) 103

‘In determining whether an individual, whose conviction had been quashed on the basis of new evidence, qualified for compensation under section 133 of the Criminal Justice Act 1988 on the ground of miscarriage of justice, the Secretary of State for Justice was required to make a decision by applying the statutory test in accordance with Supreme Court guidance to the facts of the particular case. Those facts could include events which postdated the quashing of the conviction in the event that further facts of relevance to the application of the statutory test arose. The Secretary of State might come to his own view, having regard to the terms of the judgment by the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) quashing the conviction, and provided the decision did not conflict with that judgment. The decision was then amenable to judicial review on conventional grounds of challenge, not merely because the court would have reached a different view. Save in exceptional circumstances, it should not be necessary for the court to engage in a detailed review of the facts.’

WLR Daily, 27th February 2014

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Anthony White Estates Ltd v National Grid Electricity Transmission plc – WLR Daily

Posted March 5th, 2014 in appeals, compensation, contracts, energy, news, sale of land, valuation by sally

Anthony White Estates Ltd v National Grid Electricity Transmission plc [2014] EWCA Civ 216; [2014] WLR (D) 108

‘Fair compensation payable to a landowner in respect of the grant of statutory wayleave for an electricity power line, pursuant to paragraphs 6 and 7 of Schedule 4 to the Electricity Act 1989, was to be calculated by reference to the loss in value of the land and the principle of equivalence. Where a landowner had entered into a contract for the sale of land, which was conditional on the termination of an existing contractual wayleave for a power line and the removal of the line, and the Secretary of State had granted a statutory wayleave on the termination of the contractual one, the compensation to which the landowner was entitled was the difference between the contract price for the land in question at the valuation date and the open market value of the land once the statutory wayleave had been granted.’

WLR Daily, 3rd March 2014

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Teacher paid £230,000 compensation after slipping in ketchup – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 4th, 2014 in compensation, health & safety, news, personal injuries, teachers by sally

‘The claim is one of £1 million worth of compensation payments made to injured teachers by Essex County Council.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th March 2014

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