Kernicterus brain disease boy Dilraj Singh wins payout – BBC News

Posted November 23rd, 2015 in birth, children, compensation, disabled persons, hospitals, midwives, news by sally

‘A mother whose son was left brain damaged after midwives allegedly failed to act on signs of jaundice has won compensation at the High Court.’

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BBC News, 23rd November 2015

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Police apologise to women who had relationships with undercover officers – The Guardian

‘Police chiefs have apologised unreservedly to seven women who were deceived into forming long-term relationships with undercover police officers, it has been announced.The Metropolitan police have also paid substantial, undisclosed amounts of compensation to the women who had intimate relationships, lasting up to nine years, with the undercover spies.’

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The Guardian, 20th November 2015

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Commercial agency: where the principal cannot have his cake and eat it too – Technology Law Update

Posted November 19th, 2015 in agency, commercial agents, compensation, contracts, indemnities, news by tracey

‘On termination of a commercial agency agreement the agent is normally entitled to either an indemnity or compensation. This is a lump sum payment to reward the agent for the goodwill it has developed for the principal. They can agree by contract which option they prefer. But in the absence of agreement, the agent is entitled to compensation.’

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Technology Law Update, 16th November 2015

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Afghan war hero wins divorce battle with wife who ‘wasted’ part of his £1m injuries payout – Daily Telegraph

‘A wife who divorced a severely wounded soldier after “wasting” a large part of his £1 million compensation has lost her legal battle to get her hands on what was left of the cash.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th November 2015

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Judge calls for fast-track civil contempt procedure after application is stymied by criminal trial – Litigation Futures

‘A claimant found to have brought a bogus personal injury claim – but then cleared of fraud in the Crown Court – can only face civil contempt proceedings if there is new evidence, the High Court has ruled.’

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Litigation Futures, 4th November 2015

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Orphan criticises Liverpool council’s ‘token’ compensation – BBC News

Posted November 3rd, 2015 in children, compensation, duty of care, news, social services by sally

‘A man who received compensation after being failed by Liverpool social services as an orphaned child has said the award was a “token gesture”.’

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BBC News, 2nd November 2015

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Compensation hunter jailed for staging fall in Asda – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 30th, 2015 in compensation, fraud, news, personal injuries, sentencing by sally

‘CCTV cameras caught Louis Dempsey, 35, deliberately falling over in the Asda store in Brighton and showed he was lying.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th October 2015

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Man wins ‘silent homophobia’ case – Daily Telegraph

‘The unnamed man was awarded £7500 in compensation under the Equality Act.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th October 2015

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Hundreds to seek compensation for bank mis-selling – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted October 29th, 2015 in banking, compensation, consumer protection, news by sally

‘Hundreds of firms are set to pursue claims against banks for mis-selling interest rate hedging products before the financial crash, in an area which could generate thousands of claims for compensation.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 27th October 2015

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Criminal courts charge denied compensation to rape victim, MPs told – The Independent

‘A rape victim did not get compensation from her attacker because of the Government’s controversial new court charge, MPs have been told.’

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The Independent, 27th October 2015

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Court of Appeal considers damages for privacy breaches – data protection to follow suit? – Panopticon

Posted October 21st, 2015 in appeals, compensation, damages, data protection, interception, media, news, privacy by sally

‘This week, the Court of Appeal is grappling with a difficult and important question: how do you value an invasion of privacy? In other words, where someone has suffered a breach of their privacy rights, how do you go about determining the compensation they should receive?’

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Panopticon, 20th October 2015

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Former Serbian general awarded £50,000 over Wakefield prison attack – The Guardian

‘A former Serbian general convicted of genocide for his part in the Srebrenica massacre has been awarded more than £50,000 in compensation from the Ministry of Justice after his throat was cut in a British prison.’

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the Guardian, 16th October 2015

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Double miscarriage-of-justice victim Martin Foran in payout fight – BBC News

Posted October 15th, 2015 in appeals, compensation, miscarriage of justice, news by sally

‘A terminally-ill cancer patient who was jailed for two robberies he did not commit is fighting for compensation a year after he was exonerated.’

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BBC News, 15th October 2015

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High Court rules ‘offer to settle’ was not a Part 36 – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted October 14th, 2015 in civil procedure rules, compensation, costs, news, part 36 offers, solicitors by tracey

‘The High Court has overturned a ruling that found a defendant had agreed a Part 36 offer to settle.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 13th October 2015

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Criminal Courts Charge – The Bar Council

Posted October 14th, 2015 in compensation, costs, courts, criminal courts charge, fees, guilty pleas, press releases by tracey

‘Defendants accused of a crime they have not committed will be incentivised to plead guilty to avoid new court charges in criminal cases, warns the Bar Council ahead of a debate in the House of Lords.’

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The Bar Council, 13th October 2015

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£4m payout for man who suffered brain damage in crash – The Guardian

Posted October 12th, 2015 in accidents, compensation, insurance, news, personal injuries, road traffic by tracey

‘A man in his 20s who suffered severe brain damage in a car crash when he was a teenager is to get more than £4m compensation, lawyers say.’

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The Guardian, 12th October 2015

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Blair asked to give evidence to Gaddafi compensation inquiry – The Guardian

Posted October 9th, 2015 in compensation, explosives, inquiries, Libya, news, terrorism, victims by tracey

‘The former prime minister Tony Blair has been asked to give evidence to a parliamentary committee looking into the failure to include UK victims of IRA violence in a compensation deal with the former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.’

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The Guardian, 9th Ocotber 2015

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Home Office to compensate pregnant asylum seeker for unlawful detention – The Guardian

Posted October 6th, 2015 in asylum, compensation, detention, news, pregnancy by sally

‘The Home Office has offered a formal apology and will pay compensation to a pregnant asylum seeker who was unlawfully arrested and detained at Yarl’s Wood immigration removal centre.’

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The Guardian, 6th October 2015

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Should Britain pay reparations for slavery? – The Guardian

Posted October 1st, 2015 in compensation, news, trafficking in human beings by sally

‘As David Cameron’s visit to Jamaica becomes dominated by the question of reparations, our panellists discuss whether Britain needs to atone financially for its role in slavery.’

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The Guardian, 30th September 2015

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David Cameron rules out slavery reparation during Jamaica visit – BBC News

‘David Cameron has ruled out making reparations for Britain’s role in the historic slave trade and urged Caribbean countries to “move on”.’

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BBC News, 30th September 2015

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