‘Overstated’ PI claim was not fundamental dishonesty, appeal rules – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted April 17th, 2018 in appeals, compensation, costs, news, personal injuries by tracey

‘The High Court has refused to overturn a personal injury ruling despite defendant lawyers arguing that the judge should have found the claim to be “fundamentally dishonest”.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 17th April 2018

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Solar power settlement is “largest ever” Human Rights Act payment – Litigation Futures

Posted April 5th, 2018 in compensation, energy, environmental protection, human rights, news by sally

‘A law firm has said it has helped obtain the “largest ever sum” recovered by a Human Rights Act claim, after the government settled longstanding litigation by solar energy companies at just under £60m.’

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Litigation Futures, 5th April 2018

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

Scouts pay out £42,000 over 11-year-old’s autism claim – BBC News

Posted March 26th, 2018 in autism, children, compensation, news by tracey

‘An 11-year-old boy has received £42,000 in compensation after his family said his cub scout group discriminated against him for having autism.’

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BBC News, 26th March 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Whiplash reforms could cost claimant lawyers £80m, government says – Legal Futures

Posted March 22nd, 2018 in bills, compensation, fees, insurance, news, personal injuries by sally

‘The whiplash reforms could cost claimant lawyers £80m in lost fees a year, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) said yesterday as it unveiled its final impact assessment (IA) of the changes contained in the Civil Liability Bill.’

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Legal Futures, 22nd March 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Justice Secretary unveils new bill to cut car insurance premiums – Ministry of Justice

Posted March 21st, 2018 in bills, compensation, insurance, personal injuries, press releases, road traffic by tracey

‘Justice Secretary David Gauke today (20 March 2018) unveiled the Civil Liability Bill, offering hope of lower insurance premiums to millions of motorists.’

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Ministry of Justice, 20th March 2018

Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice

Insurers and claimant lawyers clash over impact of Civil Liability Bill on motor premiums – Legal Futures

Posted March 21st, 2018 in bills, compensation, insurance, news, personal injuries, road traffic by tracey

‘Publication of the Civil Liability Bill yesterday met with a polarised response and a commitment from the chief executives of 26 leading insurance companies to pass on the savings to customers – dismissed as empty promises by claimant solicitors.’

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Legal Futures, 21st March 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

UK drivers to save £35 after new curbs on whiplash claims – The Guardian

Posted March 21st, 2018 in bills, compensation, insurance, news, personal injuries, road traffic by tracey

‘Car insurance premiums are to fall by £35 a year after the government announced measures to curb the high number of whiplash claims that currently cost UK drivers over £1bn a year. The justice secretary, David Gauke, unveiled plans to introduce the civil liability bill through the House of Lords, which will set out changes to the way that whiplash claims are calculated and paid.’

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The Guardian, 20th March 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

The clock starts ticking – Gauke publishes Civil Liability Bill – Legal Futures

Posted March 20th, 2018 in bills, compensation, insurance, news, personal injuries by sally

‘Justice Secretary David Gauke today finally published the Civil Liability Bill, which the government said “offered hope” of lower insurance premiums to millions of motorists by reducing the “unacceptably high number of whiplash claims”.’

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Legal Futures, 20th March 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

violence Women’s rights and gender equality ‘Glib’: UK criticised for failing to give to fund for survivors of UN sexual abuse – The Guardian

Posted March 13th, 2018 in compensation, equality, news, sexual offences, United Nations, victims by sally

‘The UK government has come under fire from victims’ groups for failing to contribute to a UN fund for survivors of sexual exploitation and abuse by United Nations staff.’

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The Guardian, 13th March 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Noisy neighbours must pay banker £100,000 in compensation because their floors had no carpet, judge rules – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 7th, 2018 in compensation, contracts, injunctions, news, noise, nuisance by sally

‘The noisy neighbours of a banker must pay her £100,000 in compensation because their floors had no carpet, a judge has ruled.’

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Daily Telegraph, 5th March 2018

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Government should pay compensation to children sent abroad says sexual abuse inquiry – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 2nd, 2018 in child abuse, children, compensation, news by tracey

‘The Government faces paying thousands in compensation to child migrants who were sexually abused during an overseas settlement policy. Britain’s child migration programmes saw thousands, many in care or from poor backgrounds, sent to countries including Australia and New Zealand, partly to save money on care costs. The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse found that successive UK governments, which played a “central role” in the policy, “failed to ensure that there were in place sufficient measures to protect children from sexual abuse”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st March 2018

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Landlords warned over blanket ban on applications from people on benefits – Local Government Lawyer

‘Lettings agents and landlords have been warned that they may be breaking the law if they refuse on a blanket basis to consider potential tenants simply because they are on benefits.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 1st March 2018

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Inmates receive payouts of £2m for poor healthcare amid ‘unprecedented pressures’ in prisons – The Independent

Posted February 27th, 2018 in compensation, medical treatment, negligence, news, prisons by tracey

‘Inmates have been paid close to £2m in compensation for poor healthcare behind bars since 2010 amid mounting concern over the scale of the crisis gripping Britain’s prisons.’

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The Independent, 26th February 2018

Source: www.independent.co.uk

John Worboys’ victims win human rights case against police – The Guardian

Posted February 21st, 2018 in compensation, human rights, news, parole, police, rape, Supreme Court, victims by tracey

‘Two victims of John Worboys have won their claim for compensation from the Metropolitan police after the supreme court ruled that the force had failed to carry out an effective investigation into the serial sex attacker.’

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The Guardian, 21st February 2018

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Supreme Court: Environment Agency must compensate fisherman for ‘disproportionate’ fishing restrictions – OUT-LAW.com

‘The Environment Agency (EA) must compensate a fisherman for the “severe and disproportionate” effect of conditions imposed on his fishing license limiting the number of fish he can catch in one year, the UK Supreme Court has ruled.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 16th February 2018

Source: www.out-law.com

Salmon fisherman Nigel Mott due quota compensation – BBC News

Posted February 15th, 2018 in compensation, fisheries, news, quotas by sally

‘A fisherman who had to limit the number of salmon he was allowed to catch must be compensated, a court has ruled.’

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BBC News, 14th February 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Cardiff student’s bid for compensation for lecturer strikes – BBC News

Posted February 13th, 2018 in compensation, industrial action, news, universities by sally

‘A student has launched a campaign calling for Cardiff University to compensate students for lost lessons as lecturers go on strike.’

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BBC News, 12th February 2017

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Water into gas should not go – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted February 5th, 2018 in appeals, compensation, energy, news, repairs, water, water companies by sally

‘When the supply of gas to your house fails, you are entitled to compensation from the gas undertaker for the inconvenience. If that failure has been caused by another utility’s burst water main, the gas undertaker may seek to recoup its expenses for repair to its own infrastructure and the compensation it has had to pay out to consumers. A simple enough picture.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 3rd February 2018

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NHS compensation payouts ‘unsustainable’, say health leaders – The Guardian

Posted February 2nd, 2018 in compensation, hospitals, negligence, news by sally

‘Payouts given to NHS patients who have been victims of negligence should be reduced because they are “unsustainable”, health service leaders have told the justice secretary.’

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The Guardian, 2nd February 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Court rejects challenge to LGO finding on personal injury awards and care needs – Local Government Lawyer

Posted January 25th, 2018 in compensation, local government, news, personal injuries, social services by tracey

‘The High Court has rejected as “totally without merit” a challenge brought by a council to a finding by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman (LGO) that the authority could not take into account a woman’s personal injury award when carrying out an assessment of her finances.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 25th January 2018

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk