Law lords to rule on asbestos-related test case – Reuters

Posted October 17th, 2007 in compensation, industrial injuries, news by sally

“Victims of an asbestos-related disease will learn on Wednesday if they can claim compensation, in a legal ruling that could leave insurers facing claims for millions of pounds.”

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Reuters, 17th October 2007

Source: www.reuters.com

More cash for injured troops in compensation shake-up – The Independent

Posted October 12th, 2007 in armed forces, compensation, news by sally

“The most seriously injured troops are to receive more cash under reforms to the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme announced today.”

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The Independent, 11th October 2007

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Related link: Injury table and payments – Daily Telegraph, 12th October 2007

Employment Appeals Tribunal refuses ‘powerful’ new evidence – OUT-LAW.com

Posted October 10th, 2007 in compensation, confidentiality, employment, news by sally

“A worker has won the right to compensation for his sacking after being accused of poaching customers from his employer and starting up his own rival firm. The employer lost the case despite a tribunal finding ‘powerful evidence’ in the employer’s favour.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 9th October 2007

Source: www.out-law.com

First £35,000 of every savings account given protection from today – The Times

Posted October 1st, 2007 in banking, compensation, guarantees, news by sally

“Savers in banks and building societies will have the first £35,000 of their deposits 100 per cent guaranteed from today under reforms to prevent a repeat of the Northern Rock affair.”

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The Times, 1st October 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

MOD attacked over “insulting” award for soldier – The Observer

Posted October 1st, 2007 in armed forces, compensation, news by sally

“The government is facing fresh claims that it is not looking after horrifically injured troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, after the wife of an injured soldier told The Observer that she had been ‘insulted’ by an offer of compensation.”

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The Observer, 30th September 2007

Source: http://observer.guardian.co.uk

Thames Water fined £12m for poor service – The Times

Posted October 1st, 2007 in compensation, fines, news, utilities by sally

“Thames Water faces a fine of £12.5million for failing to compensate customers for poor service and loss of water supplies. The fine covers the period between July 2005 and July 2006, but the company has admitted that it failed to deal properly with its customers for the preceding five years.”

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The Times, 29th September 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Bar Standards Board ups pay-outs for consumers whose complaints about barristers are upheld – Bar Standards Board

Posted September 25th, 2007 in barristers, compensation, press releases by sally

“Consumers can now get us much as £15,000 in compensation if their barrister lets them down. The increase in the compensation limit for ‘inadequate professional services’, up from £5,000, was approved by the independent Bar Standards Board at its meeting yesterday.”

Press release

Bar Standards Board, 24th September 2007

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

BSB ups compensation levels – The Lawyer

Posted September 24th, 2007 in barristers, compensation, news by sally

“The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has increased the amount of compensation consumers can get when barristers provide inadequate services, from £5,000 to £15,000.”

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The Lawyer, 24th September 2007

Source: www.thelawyer.com

NHS is facing £4.5bn compensation bill over babies damaged at birth by hospital “blunders” – The Observer

Posted September 24th, 2007 in birth, compensation, doctors, midwives, negligence, news by sally

“The NHS is facing £4.5bn in compensation claims over alleged blunders by midwives and doctors that have left babies suffering severe brain damage, The Observer can reveal.”

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The Observer, 23rd September 2007

Source: http://observer.guardian.co.uk/ 

£100,000 for abused siblings council failed to take into care – The Guardian

Posted September 17th, 2007 in child abuse, compensation, duty of care, local government, news by sally

“A 39-year-old woman and her two younger siblings have won a total of £100,000 in an out-of-court settlement with Hackney council in east London because it failed to remove them as children from their abusive home.”

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The Guardian, 17th September 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Developer loses landmark squatting case – The Times

Posted August 31st, 2007 in adverse possession, compensation, human rights, news by sally

“A property developer’s landmark legal fight to secure compensation for land lost to squatters has ended in failure after Europe’s highest court ruled that UK law did not breach the developer’s human rights.”

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The Times, 30th August 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Soldier’s mother in legal battle over ‘insulting’ compensation for his wounds – The Times

Posted August 29th, 2007 in armed forces, compensation, news by sally

“The Ministry of Defence is reviewing compensation claims for service personnel suffering from multiple war wounds after an outcry over a soldier who was awarded payment for only three of his 37 injuries.”

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The Times, 29th August 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Barrister wins pinot payout after assault – The Lawyer

Posted August 20th, 2007 in barristers, compensation, domestic violence, news by sally

“Newly-wed barrister Owen Prys Lewis of 9 Park Place Chambers received £100 compensation from his wife after she hit him over the head with a bottle of pinot grigio, a court heard.”

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TheLawyer, 20th August 2007

Source: www.thelawyer.com

Businesses have little hope of compensation – The Times

Posted August 9th, 2007 in animals, compensation, news, slaughter by sally

“Farmers who own any of the 214 cows slaughtered so far in the latest foot-and-mouth outbreak will be able to claim compensation but other businesses that have been indirectly damaged are in a much harder legal position.”

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The Times, 8th August 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Law ‘must force banks to pay for losses’ – The Guardian

Posted August 6th, 2007 in banking, compensation, computer crime, news by sally

“Banks should be legally required to compensate customers for millions of pounds being lost from online fraud, a House of Lords committee will tell the government this week.”

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The Guardian, 5th August 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Pregnant lawyer forced out may get £100,000 – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 6th, 2007 in compensation, news, sex discrimination by sally

“A pregnant solicitor who was forced out of her job when her boss said that having children could affect her career is in line for compensation of up to £100,000.”

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Daily Telegraph, 4th August 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Council told to pay family for disabled woman’s care – The Guardian

Posted August 3rd, 2007 in community care, compensation, disabled persons, news by sally

“A council is today told to pay a family compensation of almost £100,000 for failing to arrange suitable care for a disabled young woman, in a ruling that will sound alarm bells in town halls across the country.”

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The Guardian, 3rd August 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Courts taking a firmer hand to stop weak cases dragging on – The Times

“Judges are increasingly willing to step in to stop another expensive disaster such as BCCI or Equitable Life.”

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The Times, 2nd August 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

McLaughlin v Governor of the Cayman Islands [2007] UKPC 50 – WLR Daily

Posted July 31st, 2007 in compensation, law reports, wrongful dismissal by michael

McLaughlin v Governor of the Cayman Islands [2007] UKPC 50

When a decision to dismiss a public office holder had been held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be void, the office holder remained entitled to his full emoluments of that office until his tenure of office was lawfully ended.”

WLR Daily, 30th July 2007

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Cash settlement for woman who changed mind on abortion – The Guardian

Posted July 30th, 2007 in abortion, compensation, news by sally

“An NHS hospital trust has agreed to pay £27,500 compensation in an out-of-court settlement with a mother of three for aborting her unborn baby against her will and ignoring her attempts to withdraw her consent.”

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The Guardian, 30th July 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk