Jimmy Savile and the complex question of victim compensation – The Guardian

‘It is now known that 60 people from Stoke Mandeville hospital were abused by Jimmy Savile. But will they and his other victims receive compensation? And where will the money come from?’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th February 2015

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Airlines told to stop delaying flight compensation claims – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 27th, 2015 in airlines, compensation, delay, news by tracey

‘Airlines have been told by a judge in a test case that they cannot keep passengers waiting for compensation for delayed flights. The decision will affect tens of thousands of people demanding compensation for flight delays, according to solicitors representing Kim Allen, the passenger in today’s case.’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th February 2015

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Eirian Davies wins £1.3m of family farm in Carmarthenshire – BBC News

Posted February 26th, 2015 in agricultural holdings, compensation, employment, families, news, wills by sally

‘A farmer’s daughter has won £1.3m after working on her parents’ farm for nothing as a teenager while her sisters were having fun.’

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BBC News, 25th February 2015

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Assessing Damages: Why the Judges Go Back to Basics and the Very Practical Consequences – Zenith PI Blog

Posted February 25th, 2015 in compensation, damages, hospitals, news, personal injuries by sally

‘Recent cases have show that, when faced with difficult issues of calculation in personal injury cases, judges look back at the very basic principles of personal injury damages. These cases show how important the basic principles of personal injury damages are. The multiplicity of tools now available to assess damages can often lead to the most basic, and important, principles of the law of damages being overlooked when preparing for a trial. It is clear, however, that judges often look to these basic principles first when considering a complex assessment of damages.’

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Zenith PI Blog, 24th February 2015

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Gateshead TA cadet-beheading threats: Man given suspended jail sentence – BBC News

‘A man who threatened to “chop the heads off” two female cadets on Tyneside has been given a suspended jail sentence.’

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BBC News, 23rd February 2015

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Barry George in protest over compensation rules – BBC News

Posted February 23rd, 2015 in compensation, demonstrations, miscarriage of justice, murder, news by sally

‘Barry George, the man wrongfully convicted of the murder of Jill Dando, has told the BBC that a decision not to award him compensation is “a mockery of justice”.’

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BBC News, 23rd February 2015

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Near-drowned woman wins compensation over school swimming lesson – BBC News

Posted February 18th, 2015 in compensation, negligence, news, personal injuries, school children, teachers by sally

‘A woman who nearly drowned during a school swimming lesson when she was 10 years old has won a compensation battle at the High Court.’

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BBC News, 17th February 2015

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Joanna Michael: ‘Sorry isn’t good enough’ – mother – BBC News

‘The mother of a woman brutally murdered after a 999 delay has said she will take her case to the House of Commons to get “justice” for her daughter.’

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BBC News, 17th February 2015

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Insurance surgery: Up for the challenge – New Law Journal

‘How should local authorities respond to the compensation claims landscape, asks Carol Dalton.’

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New Law Journal, 13th February 2015

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Patient death payout by University Hospital of Wales – BBC News

Posted February 16th, 2015 in compensation, hospitals, medical treatment, negligence, news by sally

‘A patient’s family who blamed her death on medics’ failure to treat her following major heart surgery has received a compensation payout after taking the case to London’s High Court.’

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BBC News, 13th February 2015

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Supreme Court says Welsh NHS charges Bill in breach of A1P1 – UK Human Rights Blog

‘Sounds like a rather abstruse case, but the Supreme Court has had some important things to say about how the courts should approach an argument that Article 1 of Protocol 1 to ECHR (the right to peaceful enjoyment of possessions) is breached by a legislative decision. The clash is always between public benefit and private impairment, and this is a good example.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 11th February 2015

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Recovery of Medical Costs for Asbestos Diseases (Wales) Bill: reference by the Counsel General for Wales – Supreme Court

Recovery of Medical Costs for Asbestos Diseases (Wales) Bill: reference by the Counsel General for Wales [2015] UKSC 3 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 9th February 2015

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When a duty of care does arise in tort – suing Companies House – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted February 9th, 2015 in bankruptcy, company law, compensation, duty of care, mistake, news, winding up by sally

‘Cases about whether someone owes a duty of care in tort can be surprisingly difficult to decide. Kate Beattie has just posted on the Michael case here, where no duty was held to arise, despite (it appears) the police control room being told by the doomed Ms Michael that her ex-boyfriend had just told her that he was just about to “fucking kill you”. He was as good as his word, within 20 minutes, and the family now sues the police. How much more direct can you be than that? And yet the family lost 5-2 in the Supreme Court.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 8th February 2015

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Lee Balkwell concrete mixer death: Family awarded £12,000 – BBC News

‘The family of a man found dead in a concrete mixer in Essex has been awarded £12,000 in compensation.’

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BBC News, 30th January 2015

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FCA could call time on PPI claims – The Guardian

Posted January 30th, 2015 in compensation, complaints, financial regulation, insurance, news, time limits by sally

‘Britain’s financial watchdog has raised the possibility of introducing a time limit on complaints about payment protection insurance, the mis-selling scandal that has cost banks more than £17bn in compensation.’

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The Guardian, 30th January 2015

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The £8.8m typo: how one mistake killed a family business – The Guardian

Posted January 29th, 2015 in compensation, government departments, insolvency, mistake, news, small businesses by sally

‘The Welsh engineering firm of Taylor & Sons has won a major claim against the government agency after they mixed it up with another firm of a similar name.’

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The Guardian, 28th January 2015

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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.’

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The Guardian, 22nd January 2015

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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.’

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BBC News, 22nd January 2015

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£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.’

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Daily Telegraph, 21st January 2015

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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.’

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BBC News, 19th January 2015

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