Compensation in Financial Remedies Cases – Parthian Shots and The Emperor’s New Clothes – Family Law Week

Posted September 1st, 2014 in compensation, divorce, families, financial provision, news by sally

‘Joshua Viney of 1 Hare Court and Matthew Brunsdon-Tully of 1 Hare Court and St John’s Chambers examine the issue of compensation in spousal maintenance claims.’

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Family Law Week, 29th August 2014

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Victim of trafficking can claim compensation despite illegal entry to UK – UK Human Rights Blog

‘The Supreme Court has ruled that victims may in some circumstance recover damages from their traffickers. Overturning the judgment of the Court of Appeal that the illegality of the underlying contract ruled out the claim for compensation, the majority held that to permit the trafficker to escape liability would be “an affront” to public policy. The judgment has far reaching implications in this area because, by its very nature, human trafficking often involves illegality.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 27th August 2014

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EAT: employee who might be dismissed for gross misconduct may still be entitled to claim constructive dismissal – OUT-LAW.com

‘An employee is not prevented from resigning and bringing a constructive dismissal claim against a former employer by the fact that the employer may have been preparing a gross misconduct case against him, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has ruled.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 27th August 2014

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EDF to pay £3m in compensation after Ofgem inquiry – The Guardian

Posted August 22nd, 2014 in compensation, complaints, consumer protection, inquiries, news, utilities by tracey

‘EDF Energy is to pay out £3m to benefit “vulnerable customers” after an investigation by the energy industry watchdog Ofgem found that the company had breached complaint handling rules.’

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The Guardian, 22nd August 2014

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New ‘fundamental dishonesty’ rule may act “as deterrent”, MoJ says – Litigation Futures

Posted August 21st, 2014 in compensation, news, personal injuries by tracey

‘The government believes its new ‘fundamental dishonesty” rule could lead not only to the number of personal injury claims being reduced but may “have some form of deterrent effect” against exaggeration, it has emerged.’

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Litigation Futures, 21st August 2014

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April Jones killer denied compensation for jail attack – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 14th, 2014 in assault, compensation, news, prisons by sally

‘Mark Bridger is refused permission to move prisons and is also denied compensation after he was slashed across the face by a fellow inmate.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th August 2014

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European court says UK ban on prisoners voting ‘breaches their human rights’ – but won’t grant them compensation – The Independent

Posted August 13th, 2014 in compensation, elections, human rights, news, prisons by sally

‘Britain’s blanket ban denying all prisoners the vote is a breach of human rights, European judges have ruled – but those jailed will not receive any costs or compensation.’

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The Independent, 12th August 2014

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UK prisoners denied the vote should not be paid compensation, ECHR rules – The Guardian

Posted August 12th, 2014 in compensation, courts, elections, electoral register, human rights, news, prisons by sally

‘The European court of human rights (ECHR) has ruled that prisoners who have not been allowed to vote should not be paid compensation.’

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The Guardian, 12th August 2014

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Strasbourg payout ruling due on jail vote ban – BBC News

Posted August 12th, 2014 in compensation, courts, elections, electoral register, human rights, news, prisons by sally

‘The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) is due to rule on whether prisoners who have been denied the vote should get compensation.’

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BBC News, 12th August 2014

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Damages for disrepair – Long leasehold properties – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted August 7th, 2014 in compensation, damages, housing, leases, news, repairs by sally

‘A leaseholder with a leaking roof or defective shared heating system faces two questions: Who is responsible for undertaking the necessary repairs to the building and internal repairs to their property and how will it be paid for?’

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Hardwicke Chambers, 4th July 2014

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Riot damages reforms are questioned by insurers – BBC News

Posted August 5th, 2014 in compensation, criminal damage, insurance, news, police, violent disorder by sally

‘Insurers have warned that proposed changes to the Riot Damages Act could lead to higher premiums or reduce access to insurance.’

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BBC News, 5th August 2014

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Solicitor was ‘employee’ and not partner, High Court rules – Law Society’s Gazette

‘A solicitor has won a High Court battle to prove he was an employee and not a partner at a firm subject to legal action.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 1st August 2014

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Whiplash assessment report fees cut to tackle fake claims – BBC News

‘Medical assessment fees for people who claim they have suffered whiplash are to be cut in England and Wales.’

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BBC News, 3rd August 2014

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Secret deal meant mesothelioma compensation scheme favoured insurers – The Independent

‘A Government compensation scheme supposed to help the families of people killed by exposure to asbestos was too heavily influenced by the insurance lobby, a parliamentary inquiry has found.’

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The Independent, 1st August 2014

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Savile estate cash ‘to go to lawyers, not victims’ – BBC News

Posted July 31st, 2014 in charities, compensation, fees, legal profession, news, victims by michael

‘A charity set up by Jimmy Savile has warned a compensation scheme for the sex abuser’s victims could result in millions being paid in lawyers’ fees.’

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BBC News, 31st July 2014

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Police launch scheme for victims to choose punishment – Daily Telegraph

‘A Police and Crime Commissioner has launched scheme to allow victims to decide how criminals should be punished. ‘

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Daily Telegraph, 30th July 2014

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Private copying exception plans face possible legal action following parliamentary sign off – OUT-LAW.com

‘New rights to make private copies of copyrighted works, make free use of copyrighted material in works of parody and quote extracts from copyright protected books, audio and video content will be introduced into UK law from October.’

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OUT-LAW.co, 30th July 2014

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Watchdog ‘desperate’ for ministers to crack down on nuisance calls and spam texts – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 30th, 2014 in compensation, electronic mail, news, nuisance, privacy, telecommunications by sally

‘Victims of spam message companies could find it easier to win compensation under plans backed by the Information Commissioner’s Office’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th July 2014

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Legislation passed to ban PI inducements – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The government has introduced legislation to clamp down on personal injury inducements from lawyers offering clients money or gifts such as iPads in exchange for pursuing claims.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 25th July 2014

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Supreme Court set to rule on rights of trafficked Nigerian girl – The Independent

‘The UK’s highest court will rule on a landmark decision of whether illegal immigrants should be deprived of fundamental workers’ rights, following the appeal of a Nigerian national who was trafficked into the UK. Judges from the Supreme Court, including Britain’s most senior female judge Lady Hale, will deliver the verdict on Wednesday in a case which could set an important precedent for the rights of workers found to be treated as modern-day slaves.’

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The Independent, 27th July 2014

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