Nurse fined £10k over NHS pay protest in lockdown wins compensation – The Guardian

Posted May 26th, 2022 in compensation, coronavirus, demonstrations, fines, news, penalties, police, regulations by sally

‘Two NHS nurses have won compensation from Greater Manchester police (GMP) after being fined over a socially distant protest about NHS pay during lockdown.’

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The Guardian, 25th May 2022

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Merely technical breaches of TUPE, and can liability survive a withdrawal? – 3PB

Posted May 24th, 2022 in compensation, employment tribunals, news, transfer of undertakings by sally

‘The Employment Appeal Tribunal considered the Tribunal’s discretion to make (or not make) an award of compensation for breaches of TUPE Regulations, and the effect of withdrawal of a claim on a defendant’s liability to pay compensation, in circumstances where the claimant has no freestanding right to bring a claim against them.’

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3PB, 3rd May 2022

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Agent’s abused former partner in legal action against MI5 – BBC News

‘A woman who was terrorised and abused by an MI5 agent is taking legal action against the security service.’

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BBC News, 21st May 2022

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E-Scooters: The Current Framework – Part 1 – Guildhall Chambers

‘The Queen’s speech 2022 has confirmed what has been widely anticipated by the media and the legal sector – e-scooters will now become a permanent feature on public roads and new legislation is expected under the Transport Bill.’

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Guildhall Chambers, 12th May 2022

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Home secretary Priti Patel overrode legal advice in asylum cases, adding to record costs – The Independent

‘Priti Patel has repeatedly overridden Home Office legal advice on immigration and asylum cases, adding to record costs for the taxpayer, The Independent can reveal.’

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The Independent, 15th May 2022

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Calling a man ‘bald’ is sexual harassment, employment tribunal rules – The Guardian

‘Calling a man “bald” is sexual harassment, an employment tribunal has ruled. Hair loss is much more prevalent among men than women so using it to describe someone is a form of discrimination, a judge has concluded. Commenting on a man’s baldness in the workplace is equivalent to remarking on the size of a woman’s breasts, the finding suggests.’

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The Guardian, 13th May 2022

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Ombudsman investigation sees council agree to repay five years of care fee top-ups after it failed to offer affordable alternative placement first – Local Government Lawyer

‘Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council has agreed to reimburse “a significant amount of money” to a woman after it did not offer her mother an affordable care home placement, before asking her to pay a top-up towards her mother’s fees.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 6th May 2022

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‘It strips your humanity’: Civil servant wins six-figure sum over ‘insidious’ Ministry of Justice racism – The Independent

‘A former civil servant received a six-figure pay-out from the government over discrimination after she says was subjected to “insidious” racism during a 20-year battle with the Ministry of Justice.’

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The Independent, 8th May 2022

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MPs call for no-fault compensation in clinical negligence – Legal Futures

Posted April 28th, 2022 in compensation, doctors, hospitals, negligence, news, personal injuries by sally

‘A no-fault compensation scheme for medical negligence should be introduced in England, replacing the “grossly expensive” existing system based on individual blame, MPs have said.’

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Legal Futures, 28th April 2022

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Post Office scandal victims still waiting for compensation – BBC News

‘A year since wrongful convictions of subpostmasters were first overturned, most say they are no closer to agreeing a financial compensation settlement.’

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BBC News, 23rd April 2022

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Teacher wins £850k settlement following classroom assault – Local Government Lawyer

‘A teacher who was assaulted by a student has been awarded £850,000 in compensation following a personal injury claim, his union has reported.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 19th April 2022

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Artist injured by stolen motorbike awarded £3m damages after High Court trial – The Independent

‘An artist who wanted around £30 million damages after suffering a serious head injury when he was hit by a stolen motorcycle more than six years ago has been awarded about £3 million by a High Court judge.’

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The Independent, 14th April 2022

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London teacher awarded £850,000 after pupil’s attack – The Guardian

‘A London teacher has been awarded £850,000 in compensation after being punched in the face and kicked during a science lesson by a pupil with a history of violence towards other children and teachers.’

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The Guardian, 14th April 2022

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Rochdale grooming: Abused women receive police damages – BBC News

‘Three women who were groomed, raped and abused by gangs of men in Rochdale have received “substantial” damages and an apology from Greater Manchester Police.’

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BBC News, 12th April 2022

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Former officer poisoned by Novichok in Salisbury settles claim against Wiltshire Police – The Independent

Posted April 13th, 2022 in attempted murder, compensation, murder, news, poisoning, police, Russia by tracey

‘A former police officer who was poisoned in the Salisbury Novichok attack has reached a settlement in a legal case against his former force, his lawyers have said.’

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The Independent, 13th April 2022

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Dog-walking Dorset Police officer faked injury for £150k – BBC News

‘A former police officer who feigned injury and claimed almost £150,000 from the force has been found guilty of gross misconduct.’

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BBC News, 11th April 2022

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Mediating Clinical Negligence Claims – Ropewalk Clinical Negligence Blog

‘The NHS in England faces paying out £4.3bn in legal fees to settle outstanding claims of clinical negligence: so reported the BBC in January 2020 following a Freedom of Information Request. Estimates published in 2019 put the total cost of outstanding compensation claims at £83bn; NHS England’s total budget in 2018-19 was £129bn.’

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Ropewalk Clinical Negligence Blog, 7th April 2022

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NHS pays out £20m in clinical negligence claims over children’s mental health care – The Independent

Posted April 11th, 2022 in assault, children, compensation, hospitals, mental health, negligence, news, self-harm by tracey

‘The NHS has paid out at least £20m over poor care in children’s mental health services, a leaked report has revealed.’

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The Independent, 10th April 2022

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Rape victim sues police for naming her online – BBC News

‘A woman who was gang-raped by men claiming to be Welsh rugby players has sued the police for naming her online.’

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BBC News, 7th April 2022

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Credibility: A divisible concept? – Exchange Chambers

‘Alice Dobbie considers how credibility was approached by the courts in two recent cases: Cojanu v Essex Partnership University NHS Trust [2022] EWHC 197 and Palmer v Mantas and LV Insurance [2022] EWHC 90.’

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Exchange Chambers, 31st March 2022

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