Negligence case by schizophrenic man who killed three OAPs gets go-ahead – The Independent

‘A paranoid schizophrenic who killed three pensioners will be allowed to continue his legal challenge over his treatment from authorities before the deaths, the Court of Appeal has ruled.’

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The Independent, 20th February 2024

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PI world turns its attention to Supreme Court for mixed-injuries case – Legal Futures

Posted February 19th, 2024 in accidents, appeals, compensation, damages, insurance, news, personal injuries, Supreme Court by tracey

‘Whiplash claimants, insurers and their lawyers will be watching the Supreme Court closely tomorrow when it hears the appeal on how to value so-called mixed injury claims.’

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Legal Futures, 19th February 2024

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Supreme Court rules that insurer should pay victim’s car hire losses – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted February 19th, 2024 in accidents, appeals, compensation, damages, insurance, news, road traffic, Supreme Court by tracey

‘An at-fault driver is liable for losses agreed in advance between a claimant and her hire car company, the Supreme Court has ruled.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 15th February 2024

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Facebook £3bn legal action given go-ahead in London – BBC News

‘A judge has given the go-ahead to a mass legal action against Facebook owner Meta, potentially worth £3bn.’

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BBC News, 15th February 2024

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Pelvic mesh compensation disappointingly low, says victim – BBC News

Posted February 15th, 2024 in birth, compensation, medical treatment, news, personal injuries, victims, women by sally

‘A woman who described the time in her life after a pelvic mesh implant as “soul destroying” said proposed government compensation was “disappointingly low”.’

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BBC News, 15th February 2024

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Council told to pay £15k after failings led to child missing education for two years – Local Government Lawyer

Posted February 13th, 2024 in compensation, families, local government, news, ombudsmen, special educational needs by tracey

‘The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has called on North Northamptonshire Council to pay nearly £15,000 after the local authority’s failings led to a child missing out on education for two years.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 12th February 2024

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Horizon scandal: Five short-changed postmasters to get full compensation – BBC News

‘A small group of former sub-postmasters whose convictions were overturned have finally been told they will receive full compensation.’

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BBC News, 12th February 2024

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UK home secretary apologises over unlawful detention of Bahraini activist – The Guardian

Posted February 9th, 2024 in asylum, compensation, detention, government departments, human rights, immigration, news by michael

‘The home secretary, James Cleverly, has apologised and arranged for compensation to be paid to a human rights activist after officials unlawfully detained him at Gatwick airport on his return to the UK from a UN meeting in Switzerland.’

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The Guardian, 8th February 2024

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Law group’s redundant workers awarded £570k by tribunal – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted February 8th, 2024 in compensation, consultations, employment tribunals, news, redundancy by tracey

‘Dozens of former Metamorph staff laid off when the group went under are collectively entitled to £570,000 in compensation, a tribunal has ruled.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 7th February 2024

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Primodos patients ‘betrayed’ after being left out of health scandals redress report – The Guardian

‘Campaigners have accused the UK government of betraying them after a review of redress for victims of health scandals excluded families who may have been affected by the hormone pregnancy test Primodos.’

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The guardian, 7th February 2024

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Mesh and sodium valproate scandal victims need payouts soon, report says – BBC News

‘Families of children left disabled by an epilepsy drug and women injured by pelvic mesh implants should be given urgent financial help, England’s patient safety commissioner has said.’

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BBC News, 7th February 2024

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Future of compensation fund in question as SRA begins consumer review – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The vexed question of how to protect the public without unfairly burdening regulated solicitors is at the centre of a review of consumer protection announced by the Solicitors Regulation Authority today.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 5th February 2024

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Vulnerable family forced to eat Christmas dinner on floor after landlord fails to fix flat – The Independent

Posted February 6th, 2024 in compensation, housing, landlord & tenant, news, ombudsmen, repairs by tracey

‘A mother and her two young children were forced to eat their Christmas dinner on the floor after water flooded their flat and they were moved into temporary accommodation. The housing ombudsman has ordered their landlord, Yorkshire Housing, to pay nearly £4000 to the family after it found they were guilty of severe maladministration over the handling of the leak, damp and mould.’

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The Independent, 6th February 2024

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‘I feel rejected’: Windrush Scandal victim granted judicial review after Home Office refused compensation – The Independent

‘A member of the Windrush generation who was wrongly denied entry to the UK and sent to Jamaica has been granted a judicial review of his case.’

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The Independent, 4th February 2024

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Indonesian fruit picker landed in debt bondage challenges Home Office – The Guardian

‘When Ismael found himself sleeping rough at York station in the late October cold he struggled to understand how an opportunity to pick berries 7,000 miles from his home had so quickly ended there.’

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The Guardian, 26th January 2024

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Scope of duty since Khan v Meadows – Law Pod UK

‘Rachel Marcus and Marcus Coates-Walker of 1 Crown Office Row join Lucy McCann to explore the principle of the scope of duty in the context of clinical negligence claims. First by analysing the decision in Khan v Meadows [2021] UKSC 21 and then discussing how the courts have grappled with scope of duty issues since.’

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Law Pod UK, 25th January 2024

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Mother of girl whose death was linked to air pollution sues UK government – The Guardian

‘The mother of a nine-year-old girl who became the first person in the UK to have air pollution cited on their death certificate has launched a high court claim against the government.’

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The Guardian, 25th January 2024

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Llanelli DJ jailed for urinating on cancer patient and posting video online – The Guardian

Posted January 26th, 2024 in assault, cancer, compensation, imprisonment, news, sentencing by sally

‘A wedding DJ has been jailed for 14 weeks for urinating on a cancer patient and then posting the footage online.’

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The Guardian, 25th January 2024

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CA allows representative action against IP law firm to go ahead – Legal Futures

Posted January 19th, 2024 in appeals, class actions, compensation, intellectual property, law firms, news by sally

‘The Court of Appeal has given the green light to a representative action against IP law firm Marks & Clerk (M&C) that alleges it “grossly overcharged” thousands of small businesses by operating a “secret commissions scheme” with IP management business CPA Global.’

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Legal Futures, 19th January 2024

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Final infected blood inquiry report delayed until May – BBC News

Posted January 18th, 2024 in blood products, compensation, delay, inquiries, news, reports by sally

‘The publication of a final report into the infected blood scandal has been delayed until May.’

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BBC News, 17th January 2024

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