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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Do you copy? UK’s new format-shifting exception found illegal – Technology Law Update

Posted June 30th, 2015 in artistic works, compensation, copyright, EC law, intellectual property, news by sally

‘You buy a CD and makes a copy for use on a portable device, or for storage in a cloud service. That’s allowed isn’t it? Well, it wasn’t strictly legal in the UK until October 2014. That was when the UK introduced a new exception from copyright infringement for personal copies for an individual’s private use. Now the new exception has been found illegal in court and hangs in the balance while the courts and the UK government decide what happens next.’

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Technology Law Update, 26th June 2015

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Police face flood of compensation claims over child abuse failures – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 29th, 2015 in child abuse, compensation, complaints, news, police by sally

‘Sir Thomas Winsor, the official police watchdog, says senior officers share the blame for failures to properly investigate paedophile abuse, opening door to legal action.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th June 2015

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UK private copyright exception ‘unlawful’, rules High Court – OUT-LAW.com

Posted June 23rd, 2015 in compensation, copyright, EC law, intellectual property, news, proportionality by tracey

‘The UK’s private copying regime is “unlawful”, the High Court has ruled.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 19th June 2015

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UK courts are bound by UK rulings, not Strasbourg decisions, says Admin Court – Leanne Woods – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted June 19th, 2015 in compensation, human rights, miscarriage of justice, news by tracey

‘R (Victor Nealon) v Secretary of State for Justice : R (Sam Hallam) v Secretary of State for Justice [2015] EWHC 1565 (Admin), 8 June 2015. As Michael Gove contemplates the future of the Human Rights Act 1998, the High Court has considered how far the presumption of innocence in Article 6(2) ECHR spreads into decisions on payment of compensation for a miscarriage of justice. In doing so, Burnett LJ also managed to find some less than complimentary sentiments about the Strasbourg court’s decision-making.’

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UK HUamn Rights Blog, 19th June 2015

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Students awarded £400,000 compensation after complaints – BBC News

Posted June 18th, 2015 in compensation, complaints, news, universities by sally

‘Universities in England and Wales paid £400,000 in compensation to students last year, following complaints.’
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BBC News, 18th June 2015

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Sam Hallam and Victor Nealon denied compensation – BBC News

‘Two men who served long sentences before their convictions were overturned have lost High Court actions in their fight for compensation.’

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BBC News, 8th June 2015

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PIPs disability benefit delay unlawful, says High Court – BBC News

‘A delay in paying welfare benefits to two disabled people was “unlawful”, the High Court has ruled.’

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BBC News, 5th June 2015

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Record PPI fine for Lloyds knocks 12% off Horta-Osório’s bonus – The Guardian

‘Lloyds Banking Group has docked £350,000 from the bonus of its boss António Horta-Osório after being hit with a £117m fine for unacceptable handling of compensation claims for payment protection insurance.’

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The Guardian, 5th June 2015

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International Energy Group Ltd v Zurich Insurance plc (Association of British Insurers and another intervening) – WLR Daily

International Energy Group Ltd v Zurich Insurance plc (Association of British Insurers and another intervening) [2015] UKSC 33; [2015] WLR (D) 233

‘At common law, an employer who had compensated an employee for exposing him to mesothelioma was only entitled to an indemnity under his liability insurance to the extent of the proportion which the policy period bore to the whole period of the employee’s exposure by the employer but could recover 100% per cent of the defence costs incurred in defending the employee’s claim.

WLR Daily, 20th May 2015

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Gulati v MGN Ltd – WLR Daily

Gulati v MGN Ltd [2015] EWHC 1482 (Ch); [2015] WLR (D) 232

‘Damages for infringement of privacy rights should compensate not merely for distress but also, if appropriate, for a loss of privacy or autonomy arising out of the infringement as such, which might include, if appropriate, a sum to compensate for damage to dignity or standing so far as that was meaningful and not already compensated under the distress element.’

WLR Daily, 21st May 2015

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