Thalidomide survivors seek ‘justice’ with Plaid Euro MP – BBC News

Posted June 2nd, 2015 in birth, compensation, disabled persons, health, medicines, news by sally

‘Welsh people left disabled by the thalidomide drug scandal are being backed in their fight for compensation by Plaid Cymru MEP Jill Evans.’

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BBC News, 31st May 2015

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Woman left housebound after having legs amputated receives compensation following blunder that led to benefit money being withheld – The Independent

Posted May 29th, 2015 in benefits, budgets, compensation, delay, disabled persons, local government, news by sally

‘A woman who was left housebound following the amputation of both legs has received £27,000 in compensation after watchdogs found financial support was withheld due to an administrative battle between a council and the NHS.’

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The Independent, 28th May 2015

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UK Supreme Court judges show little appetite for extending ‘Fairchild’ exception to other scenarios, says expert – OUT-LAW.com

‘Comments made by some of the UK’s top judges during a recent ruling appear to signal their reluctance to extend the so-called ‘Fairchild’ exception to the normal rules of causation to cover any more types of damage or injury, an expert has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 26th May 2015

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Phone hacking: massive privacy damages – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted May 27th, 2015 in compensation, damages, interception, media, news, privacy by sally

‘For some years in the early and mid 2000s, a routine form of news-gathering in the Mirror Group was phone hacking – listening to voicemails left for celebrities by their friends, and then dishing up revelations in their papers. And this judgment amounts to a comprehensive pay-back time for the years of distress and upset sustained by those celebrities, as the ins and outs of their private lives were played out for the Mirror Group’s profit. The damages awarded well exceeded those previously payable, as justified in the tour de force of a judgment by Mann J.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 22nd May 2015

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Banks face bigger PPI mis-selling bill as regulator considers compensation rules – The Guardian

‘Banks could face a bigger bill for mis-selling payment protection insurance after the City regulator said it was considering new rules on how customers should be compensated.’

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The Guardian, 27th May 2015

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Woman jailed for hiding son’s cremation from ex-husband – The Guardian

Posted May 26th, 2015 in burials and cremation, compensation, news, sentencing by sally

‘A “vindictive and spiteful” woman who filled in false paperwork to stop her ex-husband attending their son’s cremation has been jailed for four months.’

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The Guardian, 22nd May 2015

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Phone hacking at Trinity Mirror ‘widespread’ for a decade, says judge – The Guardian

Posted May 22nd, 2015 in compensation, interception, media, news, privacy, telecommunications, victims by sally

‘Phone hacking at the tabloid publisher Trinity Mirror was “widespread and frequent” for a decade, a high court judge has ruled as he ordered the company to pay a record £1.2m in privacy damages to eight victims, including the actor Sadie Frost and ex-footballer Paul Gascoigne.’

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The Guardian, 21st May 2015

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Tobacco companies prepare multi-billion compensation claims over UK plain packaging – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 22nd, 2015 in compensation, EC law, intellectual property, news, smoking, trade marks by sally

‘Tobacco companies are preparing to launch what could be one of the biggest ever legal claims against the British Government for losses as a result of the introduction of plain packaging for cigarettes.’
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Daily Telegraph, 21st May 2015

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How are the proceeds of crime recovered? – BBC News

Posted May 22nd, 2015 in assets recovery, compensation, news, proceeds of crime, victims by sally

‘The prime minister has announced new plans to seize the wages of illegal workers as proceeds of crime as part of a new immigration strategy. But how does the UK go about recovering the proceeds of crime, and what challenges might the new plans throw up?’

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BBC News, 21st May 2015

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Supreme Court backs “broad equitable approach” to insurers’ liability in mesothelioma cases – Litigation Futures

Posted May 21st, 2015 in appeals, asbestos, compensation, insurance, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘Insurers liable to pay compensation to mesothelioma victims have rights to pro rata contributions from other insurers and/or employers covering some of the time of exposure, the Supreme Court has ruled.’
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Litigation Futures, 20th May 2015

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Fraudster ‘Fast Eddie’ ordered to pay £13.5m – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 21st, 2015 in compensation, confiscation, fines, fraud, news, proceeds of crime by sally

‘The self-styled ‘Lord’ Davenport’s fine is over criminal profits he made selling London mansion used for sex parties.’

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Daily Telegraph, 21st May 2015

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Boy who suffered brain damage due to Harrogate hospital failings to get £10m – The Guardian

Posted May 15th, 2015 in birth, compensation, hospitals, negligence, news, personal injuries by tracey

‘A six-year-old boy with cerebral palsy is to receive a £10m care and rehabilitation package from Harrogate and district NHS foundation trust after it admitted failing to provide proper care during his birth that resulted in devastating neurological injuries.’

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The Guardian, 14th May 2015

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Brain damaged boy awarded £13m payout from Walsall Manor Hospital – BBC News

Posted May 12th, 2015 in birth, compensation, duty of care, hospitals, news by tracey

‘A boy who suffered brain damage at birth has been awarded a £13m-compensation package. The 11-year-old will always have the mind of a six-year-old after his abnormally low sugar levels were not treated, following his birth at Walsall Manor Hospital, West Midlands, in 2003.’

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BBC News, 12th May 2015

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Parents of autistic man criticise decision to prosecute him – Daily Telegraph

‘George Ostle’s parents say if Lord Janner was not fit to stand trial then neither was their autistic son who has the mental age of a ten-year-old.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th May 2015

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Down the pan: Council pays man £341k after falling off toilet – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 5th, 2015 in compensation, local government, news, personal injuries by sally

‘Fylde Council in Lancashire, confirms it ends eight years of legal wrangle by settling claim involving man who fell when lavatory bowl collapsed.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd May 2015

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The Trustees of the Olympic Airlines SA Pension and Life Assurance Scheme (Appellant) v Olympic Airlines SA (Respondent) – Supreme Court

Posted April 30th, 2015 in airlines, appeals, compensation, insolvency, law reports, pensions, Supreme Court by sally

The Trustees of the Olympic Airlines SA Pension and Life Assurance Scheme (Appellant) v Olympic Airlines SA (Respondent) [2015] UKSC 27 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 29th April 2015

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Regina (LHS) v First-Tier Tribunal (Criminal Injuries and Compensation) – WLR Daily

Regina (LHS) v First-Tier Tribunal (Criminal Injuries and Compensation) [2015] EWHC 1077 (Admin); [2015] WLR (D) 181

‘The discount rate determined by the Lord Chancellor under section 1(1) of the Damages Act 1996 was applicable to the quantification of future loss under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme 1990.’

WLR Daily, 21st April 2015

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Moreno v Motor Insurers’ Bureau – WLR Daily

Moreno v Motor Insurers’ Bureau [2015] EWHC 1002 (QB); [2015] WLR (D) 177

‘The scope of the defendant’s liability to the claimant under regulation 13(2) of the Motor Vehicles (Compulsory Insurance) (Information Centre and Compensation Body) Regulations 2003 was to be determined in accordance with the law of England and Wales and not the law of the country where the accident occurred.’

WLR Daily, 17th April 2015

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Court of Appeal warns solicitors over standards of ‘commoditised’ services – Legal Futures

Posted April 29th, 2015 in appeals, compensation, miners, news, solicitors by sally

‘Economic pressures forcing solicitors to ‘commoditise’ their advice “throw into sharp focus the need for standard form letters of advice to be clear in their exposition”, the Court of Appeal warned yesterday.’

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Legal Futures, 29th April 2015

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Leapfrog granted: The death knell for Cookson v Knowles? – Cloisters

‘It has long been the case that the multiplier in a fatal accident claim is assessed at the date of death rather than at the date of trial: Cookson v Knowles [1979] AC 556. This is unlike the position in personal injury claims with living claimants where the multiplier is assessed at the date of trial.’

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Cloisters, 24th April 2015

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