MoJ rejects call for early review of whiplash tariff – Legal Futures

‘The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has rejected a call for an early review of the tariff for the Official Injury Claim portal, although personal injury solicitors are continuing to lobby for it.’

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Legal Futures, 29th September 2022

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NHS whistleblower Shyam Kumar wins case against regulator – BBC News

Posted September 5th, 2022 in compensation, doctors, employment, hospitals, news, unfair dismissal, whistleblowers by tracey

‘A doctor who was sacked for raising patient safety concerns has won a case against England’s hospital regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC).’

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BBC News, 5th September 2022

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Stephen Port: murder victims’ families say Met ‘insensitive’ to make settlements public – The Guardian

‘The Metropolitan police have been accused of “insensitivity” over their announcement that they have settled compensation claims with relatives of some of the victims murdered by the serial killer Stephen Port.’

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The Guardian, 30th August 2022

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Stephen Port murders: Families of victims receive Met pay-out – BBC News

‘The families of three men murdered by Stephen Port have received payments from the Met Police over its “investigatory failings”.’

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BBC News, 30th August 2022

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Infected Blood victims to receive £100,000 interim compensation payment – gov.uk

Posted August 19th, 2022 in blood products, compensation, government departments, HIV, news, personal injuries by tracey

‘Thousands of victims of the infected blood scandal will each receive an interim compensation payment of £100,000.’

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gov.uk, 17th August 2022

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Post Office inquiry chair urges higher legal fees for compensation advice – Legal Futures

‘It is “essential” that sub-postmasters claiming on one of the compensation schemes following the Horizon scandal can recover their legal costs, the chair of the Post Office scandal enquiry said yesterday.’

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Legal Futures, 16th August 2022

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Windsor and Maidenhead council caused mother ‘serious distress’ over education – BBC News

Posted August 15th, 2022 in autism, compensation, education, local government, news, special educational needs by tracey

‘A council caused a mother “serious distress and anxiety” by failing to provide her daughter, who has special needs, with appropriate education for seven months. Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead will pay the mother £5,250 in compensation for the failures.’

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BBC News, 15th August 2022

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Infected blood scandal victims in line to get £100,000 – BBC News

Posted August 8th, 2022 in blood products, compensation, government departments, HIV, inquiries, news, victims by tracey

‘Payments of £100,000 will be made to victims of the contaminated blood scandal, the government is expected to announce this week.’

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BBC News, 7th August 2022

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Ombudsman finds severe maladministration at housing association over failings in response to silverfish infestation – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Housing Ombudsman has found severe maladministration at housing association Metropolitan Thames Valley (MTVH) over its failings in responding to a silverfish infestation at a resident’s flat.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 4th August 2022

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Home Office paid out £70m in compensation and legal costs last year – The Guardian

Posted August 5th, 2022 in asylum, compensation, costs, detention, government departments, immigration, news, victims by tracey

‘£25.1m was handed out to Windrush scandal victims and £12.7m to people wrongfully detained in immigration centres.’

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The Guardian, 5th August 2022

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Ageism and antisemitism in employment: Dooley – Law & Religion UK

‘A classic example of how not to treat staff (or simply how not to behave in any circumstances).’

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Law & Religion UK, 3rd August 2022

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Ian Stewart: Sons granted £185k confiscation order – BBC News

Posted July 29th, 2022 in compensation, confiscation, families, murder, news by sally

‘The sons of a double murderer are to share £185,000 from their mother’s estate, a court has ruled.’

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BBC News, 28th July 2022

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Allison Bailey: Barrister awarded £22,000 in discrimination case – BBC News

‘A barrister has won part of her employment tribunal claim that she was discriminated against because of her gender-critical views.’

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BBC News, 27th July 2022

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E-scooters: legalise but regulate, says consumer body – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Victims of accidents involving illegally ridden e-scooters face an unnecessarily arduous battle for compensation, according to a report calling for legalisation and regulation for the battery-powered vehicles.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 25th July 2022

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What if it is not just my fault? A whistle stop guide to making a contribution claim – Mills & Reeve

‘In principle, a claim can be made against one responsible party for all losses suffered, even when other parties were involved (e.g. a claim against solicitors when a barrister may have also provided advice) but what if a claim is made against you and you aren’t the only one to blame?’

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Mills & Reeve, 26th July 2022

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Case against rugby union governing bodies on dementia destined for courts – The Guardian

‘A legal case involving a group of rugby players diagnosed with early-onset dementia and other irreversible neurological impairments now looks destined for the courts. Proceedings are to be issued by Rylands Law on behalf of a group of professional and semi-professional players against World Rugby, the Rugby Football Union and the Welsh Rugby Union.’

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The Guardian, 25th July 2022

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Court blocks bid to issue 3,500 cases on just one claim form – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The High Court has blocked a firm’s latest attempt to issue multiple different claims through the same claim form.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 15th July 2022

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Sheffield City Council repeatedly let down vulnerable woman – ombudsman – BBC News

‘A vulnerable young woman was told by a council investigation she could have stopped the abuse she experienced if she had spoken up sooner.’

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BBC News, 15th July 2022

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PI costs ruling could have “significant” impact on settled cases – Legal Futures

Posted July 11th, 2022 in appeals, barristers, compensation, costs, news, part 36 offers, personal injuries by tracey

‘A Court of Appeal ruling that the wording of a settlement of a personal injury claim supplanted fixed costs could have “significant” implications, including for cases that have already settled, a leading costs barrister has warned.’

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Legal Futures, 11th July 2022

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Supreme Court to consider next week principle on planning conditions, dedication of highways and compensation – Local Government Lawyer

Posted July 5th, 2022 in compensation, news, planning, roads, Supreme Court by sally

‘The Supreme Court will next week (12 July) consider whether the principle enunciated by the Court of Appeal that a planning condition could not lawfully require the developer to dedicate land for public purposes without the payment of compensation, is correct in law.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 4th July 2022

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