Afghanistan blast scientist Lee Peters receives MoD payout – BBC News

‘A scientist who lost three fingers when a suspicious package exploded as he handled it has been compensated by the Ministry of Defence.’

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BBC News, 21st May 2017

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Polkey and the Problem of “Definitely Maybe” – Littleton Chambers

‘Nicholas Siddall considers the recent decision of the EAT in Zebrowski-v-Concentric Birmingham Ltd [2017] UKEAT/0245/16/DA and analyses the guidance there to be found as regards the proper approach to a Polkey deduction.’

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Littleton Chambers, 9th May 2017

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Tainted blood scandal victim’s son to sue amid cover-up allegations – The Independent

‘A family member of a victim of the “biggest treatment disaster in the history of the NHS” plans to launch a landmark legal case amid allegations of a Government cover-up.’

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The Independent, 10th May 2017

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Baby deaths cluster: Trust paid out millions in compensation – BBC News

Posted May 5th, 2017 in birth, compensation, hospitals, news by tracey

‘An NHS trust facing a review into maternity errors has paid out millions in compensation after similar mistakes led to babies born with brain injuries.’

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BBC News, 4th May 2017

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Court of Appeal orders controversial firm to compensate ex-miner for negligence – Legal Futures

Posted May 2nd, 2017 in appeals, compensation, law firms, miners, negligence, news by sally

‘The Court of Appeal has overturned a ruling that Raleys – the controversial but now defunct Barnsley law firm – should not have to compensate a miner who argued that its admitted negligence had caused him to settle a claim at an undervalue.’

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Legal Futures, 2nd May 2016

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Private patients to miss out on compensation from God complex breast surgeon as Spire and union refuse to cover costs – Daily Telegraph

‘Hundreds of private patients of Ian Paterson, the rogue breast surgeon facing jail for mutilating women, may be denied compensation due to a legal loophole.

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Daily Telegraph, 29th April 2017

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Compensation following fatal stabbing: Human rights and the CICA: “Double Recovery” not allowed – Zenith PI Blog

‘The decision of the Upper Tribunal in VG -v- CICA [2017] UKUT 0049 (AAC) is important reading for anyone involved in advising in fatal claims. In essence a High Court action was rendered valueless because the damages awarded were offset by the CICA. It shows the need to think long and hard before issuing civil proceedings when there may be an easier (and cheaper) alternative of an application under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme.’

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Zenith PI Blog, 19th April 2017

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Taxi driver convicted of assaulting council parking attendant and colleague – Local Government Lawyer

Posted April 20th, 2017 in assault, community service, compensation, news, parking, sentencing, taxis by sally

‘A licensed taxi driver has been convicted of assaulting two members of a council’s parking team and given a community order requiring him to carry out 60 hours of unpaid work.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 20th April 2017

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Babies deserve flight delay compensation too, court finds – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 7th, 2017 in airlines, children, compensation, delay, news by tracey

‘Babies deserve flight delay compensation too, a judge has ruled, in a decision that is worth an estimated £10million a year to air passengers.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th April 2017

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School compensation payouts include blindfold mishap and whiteboard accident – BBC News

Posted April 7th, 2017 in accidents, child abuse, compensation, news, personal injuries, school children by tracey

‘Pupil mishaps including a blindfolded child running into a goalpost and pupil hit by a cricket ball have cost schools £7m in three years, it has emerged. Figures obtained by the BBC reveal an apparent doubling in school payouts from £1.65m in 2014 to £3.45m in 2016.’

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BBC News, 7th April 2017

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Cloisters column: Reforming the Soft Tissue Injury (whiplash) Claims Process – Government consultation and reform in the ‘post-truth’ age? – Cloisters

Posted April 6th, 2017 in compensation, consultations, news, personal injuries, small claims by sally

‘In the 2015 autumn statement the then Chancellor announced proposals for whiplash claims and an increase to the small claims limit in personal injury actions. The Government has now published its Consultation response.’

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Cloisters, 30th March 2017

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Rape victims with records of minor offences regularly denied compensation – The Independent

Posted April 6th, 2017 in compensation, criminal records, news, rape, victims by tracey

‘Rape victims are routinely denied compensation because they have convictions for minor offences such as failing to pay a TV licence, according to a new study.’

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The Independent, 5th April 2017

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Competition tribunal rejects bid to throw out first opt-out class action application – Litigation Futures

‘The Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) has rejected strenuous attempts to dismiss the first application to certify an opt-out class action under the new collective proceedings procedure.’

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Litigation Futures, 5th April 2017

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Part 36 penalties aimed at conduct, not just compensation, says appeal court – Litigation Futures

Posted April 4th, 2017 in appeals, civil procedure rules, compensation, news, part 36 offers by sally

‘A community-led recycling organisation has submitted a complaint to the Competition and Markets Authority claiming that a county council’s contract with an incinerator company breaks competition law.’

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Litigation Futures, 3rd April 2016

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Just too much effort… Barnet and homeless applications – Nearly Legal

‘The Local Government Ombudsman has issued a quite withering decision on a complaint about Barnet Council’s failure to make a formal decision on repeated homeless applications by a homeless woman.’

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Nearly Legal, 30th March 2017

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Dozens of alleged hacking victims join action against Sun publisher – The Guardian

Posted March 31st, 2017 in compensation, interception, media, news, telecommunications by tracey

‘New claims bring number of people taking action against News UK over allegations their phones were hacked to around 50.’

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The Guardian, 30th March 2017

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Baby girl who was unborn when father was killed in police chase to sue police force in legal first – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 31st, 2017 in children, compensation, dangerous driving, news, police by tracey

‘A three-month-old baby is to become the youngest person ever to sue a police force after her father was killed in a police chase before she was born, in a case that could set a legal precedent.’

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Daily Telegraph, 30th March 2017

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Tesco fined £129m for overstating profits – BBC News

‘Tesco has agreed to pay a fine of £129m to avoid prosecution for overstating its profits in 2014.’

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BBC News, 28th March 2017

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BT fined record £42m for late installations – BBC News

Posted March 27th, 2017 in compensation, delay, fines, news, telecommunications by tracey

‘BT has been hit with a £42m fine from telecoms regulator Ofcom and will also pay £300m to corporate customers for delays in installing high-speed lines.’

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BBC News, 27th March 2017

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Lord Chancellor announces changes to personal injury compensation payments – Litigation Futures

Posted March 24th, 2017 in compensation, news, personal injuries by sally

‘On 27th February, Elizabeth Truss announced her decision to lower the Discount Rate from 2.5% to minus 0.75% in accordance with the law and in her capacity as independent Lord Chancellor.’

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Litigation Futures, 23rd March 2017

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