Cilla Black among stars to settle phone hacking claims for ‘substantial’ damages – The Guardian

Posted January 23rd, 2015 in compensation, interception, media, news, privacy, telecommunications by sally

‘Cilla Black is among the latest group of celebrities to settle phone hacking claims for “substantial” damages with the publisher of the Mirror titles, the high court has heard.’

Full story

The Guardian, 22nd January 2015

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off

Girl, 7, awarded £10m in damages from King’s College Hospital Trust – BBC News

Posted January 23rd, 2015 in birth, compensation, hospitals, news, personal injuries by sally

‘A seven-year-old girl whose mind is “trapped in a body” that will not do as she wants has been awarded £10.1m.’

Full story

BBC News, 22nd January 2015

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Comments Off

£60k compensation for pensioner, 91, locked away from his cat – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 22nd, 2015 in care homes, compensation, costs, detention, elderly, mental health, news, social services by sally

‘Judge says it is ‘hard to imagine a more depressing and inexcusable’ case than that of the WWII veteran taken from his home against his wishes by Essex council.’

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 21st January 2015

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Comments Off

7/7 widow Louise Gray jailed for stealing son’s compensation – BBC News

Posted January 20th, 2015 in compensation, families, news, sentencing, theft by sally

‘The widow of a victim of the 7/7 London bombings has been jailed for stealing £43,000 from her son’s compensation.’

Full story

BBC News, 19th January 2015

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Comments Off

Criminal Acts and Compensation – Zenith PI Blog

Posted January 16th, 2015 in compensation, ex turpi causa, news, personal injuries by sally

‘The recent case of AB v Chief Constable of X Constabulary provided the High Court with an opportunity to review the doctrine of ex turpi causa and its application in personal injury cases.’

Full story

Zenith PI Blog, 15th January 2015

Source: www.zenithpi.wordpress.com

Comments Off

Sikh wins compensation over prison turban challenge – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 16th, 2015 in compensation, news, prisons, religious discrimination, Sikhism, solicitors by sally

‘A Sikh solicitor has won undisclosed compensation after being barred from entering a prison to visit a client because he had pins in his turban.’

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 15th January 2015

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Comments Off

Victims of contaminated NHS blood launch legal case – BBC News

Posted January 15th, 2015 in blood products, compensation, disability discrimination, health, news, reports by sally

‘Three men who contracted hepatitis C from contaminated imported blood have begun a legal case in the UK to challenge the compensation scheme.’

Full story

BBC News, 15th January 2015

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Comments Off

Jimmy Savile victims’ compensation scheme approved by appeal court – The Guardian

Posted December 16th, 2014 in appeals, compensation, news, sexual offences, victims by tracey

‘The court of appeal has upheld a compensation scheme set up for scores of women who say they were sexually abused by Jimmy Savile, paving the way for claims to go ahead.’

Full story

The Guardian, 16th December 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off

Stage manager is awarded £3.7m compensation after being left paralysed – The Guardian

Posted December 12th, 2014 in compensation, health & safety, news, personal injuries by sally

‘A stage manager for an award-winning theatre company, left paralysed after walking through an unmarked backstage door into “thin air” and falling three metres, has been awarded £3.7m in compensation, in one of the biggest payouts in the UK entertainment sector.’

Full story

The Guardian, 11th December 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off

Carrying over annual leave and back-pay: Sash Window Workshop Ltd v King – Cloisters

‘In Sash Window Workshop v King theEmployment Appeal Tribunal returned to two of the central controversies in recent holiday pay case-law. Firstly the right to carry annual leave entitlement over from one leave year to the next. Secondly the right to claim back pay for untaken leave in historic leave years, particularly upon the termination of employment.’

Full story

Cloisters, 7th December 2014

Source: www.cloisters.com

Comments Off

Merseyside dangerous dog raids: Police acted ‘unlawfully’ – BBC News

Posted December 10th, 2014 in compensation, dogs, judicial review, news, police by sally

‘A police crackdown that saw 22 dangerous dogs rounded up and destroyed across Merseyside was “unlawful”, a court has ruled.’

Full story

BBC News, 9th December 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Comments Off

Criminal Injury Compensation Authority (CICA)’s refusal of application for compensation arising out of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is endorsed by Court of Appeal : CP (A Child) v First Tier Tribunal (Criminal Injuries Compensation) – Zenith PI Blog

‘Yesterday the Court of Appeal gave a vote of confidence in CICA’s recent policy change on FASD inflicted injuries. The Court concluded that, as a foetus was not ‘any other person’ in the eyes of the criminal law, the mother’s damagingly excessive alcohol consumption was NOT an act of violence susceptible to compensation.

Full story

Zenith PI Blog, 9th December 2014

Source: www.zenithpi.wordpress.com

Comments Off

New support for industrial disease victims – Ministry of Justice

Posted December 9th, 2014 in asbestos, compensation, industrial injuries, news, victims by sally

‘New measures to support sufferers of the industrial disease mesothelioma and their families have been announced by Justice Minister Lord Faulks.’

Full story

Ministry of Justice, 8th December 2014

Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice

Comments Off

Foetal alcohol damages case dismissed by Court of Appeal – BBC News

‘A child born with foetal alcohol syndrome is not legally entitled to compensation after her mother drank excessively while pregnant, the Court of Appeal has ruled.’

Full story

BBC News, 4th December 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Comments Off

Music bodies launch legal challenge against new UK private copying rules – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 28th, 2014 in artistic works, compensation, copyright, EC law, judicial review, licensing, news by sally

‘A number of UK music industry bodies have launched a legal challenge against newly introduced UK rules that enable consumers to make private copies of lawfully acquired copyrighted material without be held as copyright infringers.’

Full story

OUT-LAW.com, 27th November 2014

Source: www.out-law.com

Comments Off

Litigation funding options: The importance of a comprehensive checklist – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted November 27th, 2014 in appeals, compensation, costs, law firms, legal ombudsman, news by sally

‘The judgment of Mr Justice Hickinbottom in Clarke v McDaniel & Co (15 October 2014, unreported) provided a salutary reminder to litigation solicitors of the need to ensure that in their initial discussion with a potential client they advise and explore with the client other sources of funding litigation.’

Full story

Hardwicke Chambers, 17th November 2014

Source: www.hardwicke.co.uk

Comments Off

Equitable Compensation – The Supreme Court Reviews the Position – Littleton Chambers

Posted November 27th, 2014 in appeals, compensation, mortgages, news, solicitors, Supreme Court by sally

‘The Supreme Court recently gave judgment in the case of AIB Group (UK) Plc v Mark Redler & Co Solicitors [2014] UKSC 58. The decision provides an important treatment of equitable compensation within the wider scheme of remedial rules.’

Full story

Littleton Chambers, 26th November 2014

Source: www.littletonchambers.com

Comments Off

Backlash on whiplash – New Law Journal

Posted November 18th, 2014 in compensation, expert witnesses, fees, Ministry of Justice, news, personal injuries by sally

‘Chris Pamplin looks at recent moves by the Ministry of Justice to control the whiplash claims industry & MROs.’

Full story

New Law Journal, 14th November 2014

Source: www.newlawjournal.co.uk

Comments Off

The Duty to Inform and Consult under Regulation 13 of TUPE – Tanfield Chambers

‘The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE) have provided a wide range of case law since they came into force. Decisions have often been focused on issues such as what constitutes a relevant transfer or the effect ofinsolvency on a transfer. However, there has been surprisingly little case law which deals with the Regulation 13 TUPE duty to inform and consult and the Regulation 15 TUPE claim to a tribunal for a failure to inform and consult.’

Full story (PDF)

Tanfield Chambers, 16th October 2014

Source: www.tanfieldchambers.co.uk

Comments Off

Asbestos, recoupment of compensation, and the Pneumoconiosis (Workers’ Compensation) Act 1979 – Zenith PI Blog

Posted November 17th, 2014 in asbestos, benefits, compensation, damages, employment, news by sally

‘Defendants in asbestos-related claims should be careful to ensure that compensation paid under the Pneumoconiosis (Workers Compensation) Act 1979 (“the Act”) is properly deducted from a claimant’s damages, before an order for damages is made against them.’

Full story

Zenith PI Blog, 13th November 2014

Source: www.zenithpi.wordpress.com

Comments Off