Small claims court delays continue to increase – Litigation Futures

‘Delays in cases going through the civil court continued to rise in the first quarter of 2021, throwing a potentially huge spanner in the works of the whiplash reforms which came into force last week.’

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Litigation Futures, 7th June 2021

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Hillsborough disaster: Police forces agree compensation money after cover-up – The Independent

‘Two police forces have agreed to pay damages to more than 600 people after a cover-up following the Hillsborough disaster, lawyers have said. The South Yorkshire and West Midlands forces agreed the settlement following a civil claim for misfeasance in a public office on behalf of 601 claimants, solicitors representing the victims said.’

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The Independent, 5th June 2021

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Windrush compensation: £30m offered to victims so far, Home Office says – BBC News

‘Nearly £30m has been offered in compensation to victims of the Windrush scandal, it has been confirmed, amid criticism over slow payments.’

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BBC News, 27th May 2021

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HS2 dishonest over compensation claim, says report – BBC News

Posted May 27th, 2021 in compensation, complaints, compulsory purchase, news, ombudsmen, railways by tracey

‘The firm behind HS2 was “dishonest and misleading” in its handling of a compensation claim from a member of the public who had to sell their home to make way for the line, a report claims.’

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BBC News, 27th May 2021

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Concussion lawsuits could threaten sports’ viability, warns minister – The Guardian

Posted May 26th, 2021 in compensation, damages, health & safety, news, personal injuries, sport by sally

‘The rise in concussion lawsuits threatens the financial viability of some sports, the sports minister has said. Speaking to the digital, culture, media and sport select committee, Nigel Huddleston also suggested some sports would have to adapt their rules to make them safer to avoid more lawsuits in the future.’

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The Guardian, 25th May 2021

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Amigo Loans shares dive as high court rejects compensation cap – The Guardian

Posted May 25th, 2021 in compensation, financial regulation, loans, news, ombudsmen by sally

‘Shares in the UK sub-prime lender Amigo have plummeted on fears that the firm could collapse, after the high court refused to approve a controversial proposal to cap customer compensation claims.’

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The Guardian, 25th May 2021

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Home Office must compensate trafficked women for lack of childcare, court rules – The Guardian

‘The Home Office must compensate female victims of sex trafficking whose children had to hear details of their abuse because no childcare was available during appointments, the high court has ruled.’

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The Guardian, 24th May 2021

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Much still to do, says litigation investor after breast implant case progress – Litigation Futures

‘A litigation investment company bringing High Court proceedings over PIP breast implants has welcomed a liability decision in France but said there is “still much more work to be done” on its claim in the UK.’

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Litigation Futures, 21st May 2021

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High Court boosts flight delay claims as Supreme Court hears Bott case – Litigation Futures

Posted May 21st, 2021 in airlines, appeals, compensation, delay, EC law, law firms, news, Supreme Court by tracey

‘The High Court has given yet another boost to flight delay practices after ruling that a passenger who boarded in London but suffered a delay on the connecting leg of her flight in Canada was entitled to compensation.’

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Litigation Futures, 20th May 2021

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Will future earnings ever be shared after divorce? – Family Law

‘Almost all clients want their finances to be resolved without ongoing financial connections so they can each go their separate ways without continuing financial ties i.e., they want to have a “clean break”.’

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Family Law, 20th May 2021

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Windrush victims not compensated quickly enough, report finds – The Guardian

‘The Home Office has failed to compensate victims of the Windrush scandal quickly enough, a critical National Audit Office (NAO) investigation into the compensation scheme has found.’

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The Guardian, 21st May 2021

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Contaminated blood inquiry: Matt Hancock to give evidence – BBC News

‘he health secretary will face questions about compensation for victims of the contaminated blood scandal on Friday afternoon.’

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BBC News, 21st May 2021

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Former UK police officer convicted of assault barred from rejoining – The Guardian

‘A former police officer who assaulted a woman in the street as she walked home has been placed on a register barring him from rejoining the service.’

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The Guardian, 18th May 2021

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‘Significant development’ need not be specific for budget revision – Litigation Futures

Posted May 17th, 2021 in budgets, case management, compensation, damages, news, personal injuries by sally

A ‘significant development’ in litigation requiring a budget to be revised need not be a specific event at a specific time, a Queen’s Bench master has ruled.

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Litigation Futures, 14th May 2021

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Part 36 Offers : Children and Protected Parties Wormald -v- Ahmed [2021] EWHC 973 (QB) – St Philips Barristers

‘In claims concerning a child or a protected party, acceptance of a Part 36 offer is subject to the approval process under Part 21. Consequently, the accepted Part 36 offer is not deemed binding until the court approves the same. What would happen if the offeror wishes to withdraw the Part 36 offer during the period between acceptance and approval due to a material change in circumstances such as the death of a protected party?’

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St Philips Barristers, 13th May 2021

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A woman has been jailed after vandalising the grave of a young diabetic man with the words: “Ha Ha Ha Liam. Looks like diabetes won again.”

‘A woman has been jailed after vandalising the grave of a young diabetic man with the words: “Ha Ha Ha Liam. Looks like diabetes won again.” ‘

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The Independent, 13th May 2021

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Apple accused of breaking UK competition law by overcharging for apps – The Guardian

Posted May 12th, 2021 in class actions, compensation, competition, fees, news, telecommunications by sally

‘Apple is facing a demand for billions of pounds of consumer compensation in a British lawsuit that accuses the company of overcharging users by up to 30% on its App Store.’

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The Guardian, 11th May 2021

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Universities could face fines over free speech breaches – BBC News

‘Universities in England could face fines under new legislation if they fail to protect free speech on campus.’

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BBC News, 12th May 2021

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Philippa Day death: family launches legal challenge against DWP – The Guardian

Posted May 11th, 2021 in benefits, bereavement, compensation, families, inquests, news, suicide by sally

‘The family of Philippa Day, a mentally ill single mother who died from a deliberate overdose after her benefits were wrongly cut off, is to seek compensation from the government.’

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The Guardian, 10th May 2021

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Public houses and the ACV regime: the latest rulings – Local Government Lawyer

‘Christopher Cant analyses the latest appeal decisions in relation to the listing of pubs as assets of community value, covering issues including the recent past, financial viability and compensation.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 7th May 2021

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