NHS blood contamination victims hit out at ‘reforms’ which cost them up to £7,000 a year – The Independent

Posted March 21st, 2016 in blood products, compensation, consultations, health, HIV, medical treatment, news, victims by tracey

‘Victims of the worst contaminated blood scandal in the NHS’s history say they have been betrayed by the Government after plans were revealed to reduce their annual payouts. About 5,000 people – many of them haemophiliacs – who were infected with HIV, hepatitis C or both after receiving infected blood in the 1970s and 1980s, have been sent letters from the Department of Health asking for their views on “reforms” that will leave them up to £7,000 a year worse off.’

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The Independent, 21st March 2016

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Nuisance calls by ‘ambulance chasers’ soar despite attempts at crackdown – Daily Telegraph

‘One in five people receives an unsolicited, nuisance call every day in a practice fuelled by “ambulance-chasing lawyers,” a report has warned. The compensation culture, which is driven by claims management companies, has soared, despite government attempts to crack down on the practice.’

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Daily Telegraph, 21st March 2016

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Violent Colombian criminal entitled to compensation for unlawful detention – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 18th, 2016 in assault, blackmail, compensation, deportation, detention, kidnapping, news by tracey

‘A Colombian national certified as a danger to the public and convicted of crimes including blackmail, kidnapping and assault causing bodily harm is entitled to general damages for unlawful detention, the Court of Appeal has confirmed.
But appeal judges reduced the period for which Isaias Gaviria-Manrique is entitled to an award.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th March 2016

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Boys brought up on tough council estate win right to sue local council over harassment that ruined their lives – Daily Telegraph

‘Two children who say they suffered “harassment and worse” whilst being brought up on a tough council estate have won the right to sue for massive compensation.’

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Daily Telegraph, 16th March 2016

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Serial killer Joanne Dennehy demands compensation for solitary confinement – Daily Telegraph

‘Lawyers are using the European Convention on Human Rights in support of the triple murderer.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th March 2016

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Parents of murdered schoolboy receive pay-out from blundering police force – Daily Telegraph

‘Surrey Police issue unreserved apology and pay substantial damages after admitting failings in the case of Breck Bednar, the 14-year-old schoolboy who was groomed online and then murdered by sadistic killer Lewis Daynes.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th March 2016

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Remove pictures of banned boozers or face five-figure payout under Data Protection Act, landlords warned – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 14th, 2016 in compensation, data protection, human rights, news by sally

‘The human rights of banned drinkers may be breached if customers see their mugshots.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th March 2016

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Changes to compensation for nuclear incidents published by UK government – OUT-LAW.com

Posted March 9th, 2016 in accidents, compensation, news, nuclear power, treaties by tracey

‘Changes to the rules governing compensation for nuclear incidents will increase the amounts payable, as well as expand the categories of damage for which compensation may be claimed.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 8th March 2016

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British Airways pays pilot Simon Wood Africa abuse victims – BBC News

Posted March 4th, 2016 in airlines, child abuse, compensation, news, sexual offences by tracey

‘British Airways has agreed to pay an undisclosed amount of money to children who were sexually abused by one of its pilots in East Africa.’

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BBC News, 4th March 2016

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Veterans dying from asbestos-related cancer win battle for compensation – The Independent

Posted March 1st, 2016 in armed forces, asbestos, cancer, compensation, news by sally

‘Scores of veterans dying from asbestos-related cancer caused by their time in the military are to receive a lump sum in compensation, following an Independent campaign to overturn rules that left them worse off than civilians.’

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The Independent, 29th February 2016

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Violent murderer entitled to compensation for human rights breach, judge finds – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 25th, 2016 in compensation, delay, human rights, murder, news, prisons, violence by sally

‘The High Court has ruled that Anwar Hussain was a victim of a ‘systematic failure’ after his Parole Board hearing was delayed.’

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Daily Telegraph, 25th February 2016

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Offers & CRU – Crooks v Hendricks Lovell Ltd [2016] – Park Square Barristers

Posted February 24th, 2016 in benefits, compensation, news, part 36 offers, personal injuries by sally

‘On the 15th January 2016 the Court of Appeal gave judgment in the case of Crooks v Hendricks Lovell Limited [2016] EWCA Civ 8, which concerned the interpretation of an offer made by a Defendant to settle a claim for personal injury and associated losses.’

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Park Square Barristers, 9th February 2016

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‘Disproportionate’ disclosure application denied in swaps mis-selling claim – Commercial Disputes Blog

‘In Claverton Holdings Ltd v Barclays Bank plc, the Commercial Court rejected an application by the claimant for specific disclosure against the defendant bank. The court found that the documents sought, which related to other mis-selling allegations against the bank employees featuring in the claimant’s case, would have little probative value and adducing them would place a disproportionate burden on the defendant.’

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Commercial Disputes Blog, 16th February 2016

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EU court ruling on Iranian bank paves way for claims against UK – The Guardian

Posted February 19th, 2016 in banking, compensation, EC law, Iran, news, sanctions by sally

‘Bank Mellat, an Iranian firm whose assets were frozen due to alleged involvement in nuclear proliferation, has won a European Union court ruling paving the way for claims against the UK.’

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The Guardian, 18th February 2016

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New legal right for shop workers to refuse longer work hours on Sundays – Daily Telegraph

‘Ministers are changing legislation to give councils the power to extend trading hours in their local areas’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th February 2016

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Woman awarded £27,000 after being given Caesarean without enough pain relief – The Independent

Posted February 11th, 2016 in birth, compensation, medical treatment, medicines, news by sally

‘A woman has been awarded £27,000 after a hospital began a Caesarean without giving her adequate pain relief.’

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The Independent, 10th February 2016

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Narcolepsy boy wins £120k swine flu vaccine damages – BBC News

Posted February 3rd, 2016 in compensation, damages, disabled persons, medical treatment, news, statistics by sally

‘A boy with a rare sleeping illness caused by a swine flu vaccine has won £120,000 in damages.’

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BBC News, 3rd February 2016

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UK consults on further changes to competition compensation law – OUT-LAW.com

Posted February 1st, 2016 in compensation, competition, consultations, damages, EC law, limitations, news by tracey

‘It will become easier for victims of competition law breaches to claim compensation when the EU Damages Directive comes into force in December.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 29th January 2016

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PJV v Director of Adult Social Care Newcastle City Council and another – WLR Daily

PJV v Director of Adult Social Care Newcastle City Council and another: [2015] EWCOP 87; [2015] WLR (D) 560

‘There was no need for an application to the Court of Protection to finalise an award to an incapacitated person that the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority decided should be held on trust, since a deputy appointed by the Court of Protection could be authorised to negotiate and finalise the terms of such an award.’

WLR Daily, 18th December 2016

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‘Cash for crash’: 81 sentenced in fake car accidents scam – The Guardian

Posted January 29th, 2016 in accidents, closed circuit television, compensation, fraud, inquiries, insurance, news by tracey

‘Garage in south Wales faked accidents in its yards so that bogus insurance and compensation claims totalling £750,000 could be made.’

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The Guardian, 29th January 2016

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