Ex-BBC worker gets £130,000 settlement in equal pay dispute – The Guardian

Posted September 23rd, 2019 in BBC, compensation, equality, news, remuneration, sex discrimination, women by sally

‘A former BBC employee has received an out-of-court settlement of more than £130,000 after she accused the broadcaster of failing to meet its obligations over equal pay.’

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The Guardian, 22nd September 2019

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Child sex abuse inquiry: Victims with criminal records denied compensation – BBC News

‘Survivors of sexual abuse in care homes are denied compensation or have payouts cut because of their own criminal convictions, an inquiry has found.’

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BBC News, 19th September 2019

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The recoverability of inquest costs in civil actions – UK Police Law Blog

‘The case of Fullick v The Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis [2019] EWHC 1941 (QB) concerned an appeal of a Deputy Master’s order that the MET Commissioner pay the claimants’ costs in the sum of £88,356.22, following the settlement of a contemplated civil claim for damages for breach of article 2 of the European Convention of Human Rights, negligence and misfeasance in public office. Slade J held that the Deputy Master had not erred in awarding the claimants their costs relating to the inquest because the steps taken for the purposes of it were relevant to the civil claim.’

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UK Police Law Blog, 14th September 2019

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Lawyers accuse BA of ‘swerving responsibility’ for data breach after time limit is imposed for compensation claims – Daily Telegraph

‘British Airways has been accused of “swerving responsibility” for a massive data breach by trying to limit compensation payouts for victims, lawyers claim.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th September 2019

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Law firm secures five-figure payout for survivor of abuse at council-managed residential school – Local Government Lawyer

‘Law firm Leigh Day has said that it has won a five-figure sum in compensation for a survivor of abuse at Swaylands School.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 12th September 2019

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Female banker whose boss repeatedly told her ‘not now, Stacey’ wins £4m sex discrimination claim – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 12th, 2019 in compensation, equal pay, news, sex discrimination, victimisation by tracey

‘A female banker whose boss demeaned her by repeatedly saying “not now, Stacey” has won a £4 million sex discrimination claim.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th September 2019

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Sir Cliff Richard: BBC ‘pays £2m’ in final settlement after privacy case – BBC News

Posted September 4th, 2019 in BBC, compensation, costs, news, police, privacy by sally

‘Sir Cliff Richard has reached a final settlement after his legal action against the BBC, which will pay a reported £2m towards his legal costs.’

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BBC News, 4th September 2019

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County to pay mother £24k after Ombudsman report into overcrowding and failure to comply with care order – Local Government Lawyer

Posted September 3rd, 2019 in care orders, compensation, delay, families, housing, local government, news, ombudsmen, standards by sally

‘A county council has agreed to pay £24,000 after a Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman investigation into a case where a mother of three, who also took on the care of her two grandchildren, had to sleep on a mattress in her living room for more than 10 years because the local authority did not deliver the support it had agreed to.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 29th August 2019

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Hogan Lovells partner rebuked over pregnancy discrimination – Legal Futures

‘A senior finance partner at City giant Hogan Lovells has been rebuked by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) after a tribunal found that he discriminated against his children’s pregnant nanny.’

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Legal Futures, 29th August 2019

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Cape Intermediate Holdings Ltd v Dring (Asbestos Victims Support Groups Forum UK) [2019] UKSC 38 – Hardwicke Chambers

‘In this case, the UKSC held that courts have an inherent jurisdiction independent of the CPR to order non-party access to court documents under the constitutional principle of open justice. This, however, is to be balanced against both any countervailing interests in refusing access, and the principle of practicality and proportionality.’

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Hardwicke Chambers, 28th August 2019

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Lancashire grandmother ‘had to sleep on mattress in lounge’ for 10 years – BBC News

Posted August 29th, 2019 in care orders, children, compensation, grandparents, housing, local government, news by tracey

‘A woman slept on a mattress in her living room for more than 10 years because her council house was too small for her and five children.

The Local Government Ombudsman ordered the council to pay her compensation. The council apologised and said it would pay her £24,000 to reflect the “avoidable distress” she and her family suffered.’

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BBC News, 29th August 2019

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Bitcoin worth £900,000 seized from hacker to compensate victims – The Guardian

‘A judge has ordered the confiscation of bitcoin worth more than £900,000 from a jailed hacker in the first case of its kind for the Metropolitan police.’

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The Guardian, 23rd August 2019

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Supreme Court rules that all courts and tribunals are subject to the open justice principle – 4 KBW

‘The Supreme Court has ruled in the case of Cape Intermediate Holdings Ltd v Dring (Asbestos Victims Support Groups Forum UK) [2019] that all courts and tribunals that exercise the judicial power of the state are subject to the ‘open justice’ principle.’

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4 KBW, 6th August 2019

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VIP paedophile ring accuser Carl Beech lodges appeal – The Guardian

‘Carl Beech, the fantasist jailed over false claims of VIP child abuse that triggered a £2m Scotland Yard inquiry, is appealing against his conviction.’

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The Guardian, 21st August 2019

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Woman detained unlawfully who suffered miscarriage granted £50,000 payout – Daily Telegraph

‘A woman who suffered a miscarriage while unlawfully detained has been granted a £50,000 payout from the Home Office.’

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Daily Telegraph, 19th August 2019

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Jail for holiday sickness claims fraudster – Litigation Futures

Posted August 19th, 2019 in compensation, fraud, holidays, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A fraudster who drummed up false holiday sickness claims over several years has been jailed for 12 months.’

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Litigation Futures, 19th August 2019

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Bouncer jailed for throwing man out of bar with such force he landed on other side of street – The Independent

‘A bouncer has been jailed after he threw a reveller out of a bar so hard he crashed into a wall – on the opposite side of the street.’

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The Independent, 12th August 2019

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Paddington station: Commuter gets £27k for ‘possible pigeon poo slip’ – BBC News

Posted August 8th, 2019 in compensation, news, personal injuries, railways, statistics by tracey

‘A commuter received £27,602 from Network Rail after “possibly slipping” on pigeon poo at Paddington station. Data obtained by the BBC has revealed Network Rail has paid out nearly £1m in five years for slips, trips and falls at its stations across the UK.’

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BBC News, 8th August 2019

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Parliamentary group calls for overhaul of whistleblowing legislation – OUT-LAW.com

‘A group of politicians has recommended an extensive overhaul of whistleblowing legislation, including the creation of a legal definition for the term “whistleblower”.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 6th August 2019

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Lawyers at “growing risk of claims” for under-settlement – Litigation Futures

‘Professional negligence actions arising from lawyers under-settling personal injury and clinical negligence claims appear to be on the rise, a specialist barrister has warned.’

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Litigation Futures, 7th August 2019

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