Ryanair faces 20m euro compensation bill over cancellations – BBC news

Posted September 19th, 2017 in airlines, compensation, news by tracey

‘Ryanair could face up to 20m euros (£18m) in compensation claims after cancelling thousands of flights due to a shortage of pilots, it has warned.’

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BBC News, 18th September 2017

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MPs given early chance to scrutinise discount rate reform legislation – Litigation Futures

‘The justice select committee has accepted an invitation by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) to undertake pre-legislative scrutiny of the draft legislation to reform the discount rate.’

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Litigation Futures, 18th September 2017

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Teenagers convicted of homophobic hate crime – Crown Prosecution Service

‘Three teenagers who pleaded guilty to attacking two passengers on a train because of their sexuality have today been jailed. The three male youths, two aged 16 and one aged 17, were each sentenced to six months in prison at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court on 14 September, after admitting violent disorder and, in one case, possession of an offensive weapon.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 14th September 2017

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Ombudsman upholds third complaint against council over support for boy with SEN – Local Government Lawyer

Posted September 15th, 2017 in compensation, complaints, local government, news, ombudsmen, special educational needs by tracey

‘The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has criticised a London borough over repeated failures in relation to a boy with special educational needs, in a case where at one stage a council decision-making may have acted illegally when it withdrew support.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 14th September 2017

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Revised UK child sexual ‘consent’ rules provoke backlash – The Guardian

Posted September 15th, 2017 in child abuse, compensation, consent, news, sexual offences by tracey

‘Sexually abused children as young as 12 could still be refused compensation by a government body on the grounds that they “consented,” under revised rules seen by the Guardian.’

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The Guardian, 14th September 2017

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Ian Paterson: Spire Healthcare to pay out £27.2m to victims of rogue breast surgeon – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 14th, 2017 in compensation, health, insurance, medical treatment, news, victims by tracey

‘Hundreds of NHS patients who suffered at the hands of rogue cancer surgeon Ian Paterson will have been paid more in compensation for their trauma than his private patients, it has emerged. Around 750 private patients operated on by the disgraced surgeon will receive a total of £37.2 million for the physical and psychological pain they suffered undergoing unnecessary treatment, it was announced yesterday.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th September 2017

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Judges order fresh hearing in row over damage caused by protected tree – Local Government Lawyer

Posted September 13th, 2017 in appeals, compensation, local government, news, trees, tribunals by tracey

‘The Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) must reconsider a case in which it awarded compensation of £25,000 against South Gloucestershire Council over damage caused by an oak made subject to a tree preservation order (TPO), the Court of Appeal has ruled.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 13th September 2017

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MoD paid £750,000 on legal fees denying responsibility for soldier deaths – The Guardian

Posted September 12th, 2017 in armed forces, compensation, duty of care, fees, government departments, negligence, news by tracey

‘The UK government spent more than £750,000 on lawyers’ fees trying to deny responsibility for the deaths of soldiers killed in lightly armoured Snatch Land Rovers, a freedom of information request has revealed.’

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The Guardian, 12th September 2017

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Paedophile aged 102 sentenced for abusing five-year-old girl in the 1970s – The Independent

Posted September 12th, 2017 in compensation, costs, elderly, news, sentencing, sexual offences, suspended sentences, victims by tracey

‘A 102-year-old man has been sentenced for sexually abusing a young girl from the age of five in the 1970s. A judge suspended Douglas Hammersley’s two-year prison sentence but ordered him to pay his victim £25,000 compensation within 21 days.’

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The Independent, 11th September 2017

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Fatal accident damages: a recent case: life expectancy; damages for loss of services & loss of care & attention – Zenith PI

Posted September 11th, 2017 in accidents, compensation, damages, expert witnesses, health, judges, news, personal injuries, widows by tracey

‘In Magill v Panel Systems (DB Limited) [2017] EWHC 1517 (QB) His Honour Judge Gosnell (sitting as a Judge of the High Court) considered some key issues relating to fatal accident damages.’

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Zenith PI, 10th September 2017

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Abused children ‘refused compensation’ over consent – BBC News

Posted September 11th, 2017 in child abuse, compensation, consent, freedom of information, news, sexual grooming, victims by tracey

‘A woman sexually abused as a child by a grooming gang leader was told by a government body she “consented” to it. Sammy Woodhouse was initially denied compensation by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) which said she was not “manipulated”. A Freedom of Information request revealed she is one of nearly 700 child victims of sexual abuse, including grooming, to be refused payments.’

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BBC News, 11th September 2017

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A good day for defendants – lawyers react to discount rate reform and NAO report – Litigation Futures

Posted September 8th, 2017 in compensation, costs, insurance, negligence, news, personal injuries by tracey

‘Yesterday’s announcement of how the Ministry of Justice intends to reform the discount rate and publication of the National Audit Office’s (NAO) report on clinical negligence claims drew predictably opposing responses from claimant and defendant groups.’

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Litigation Futures, 8th September 2017

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News Group settles 17 cases related to allegations of criminality at the Sun – The Guardian

Posted September 8th, 2017 in compensation, interception, media, news, privacy, telecommunications by tracey

‘The publisher of the Sun and the defunct News of the World has settled 17 cases of phone hacking and illegally obtaining personal information, avoiding a high-profile court case.’

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The Guardian, 7th September 2017

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Former MP to sue Scotland Yard over child sexual abuse investigation – The Guardian

Posted September 8th, 2017 in child abuse, compensation, fraud, news, perverting the course of justice, police by tracey

‘A former MP is to sue the Metropolitan police over their handling of the investigation into historical child sex abuse allegations against him. Harvey Proctor was cleared by the Met in 2016 after the collapse of Operation Midland, the £2.5m investigation into accusations of a paedophile ring operating in Westminster.’

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The Guardian, 7th September 2017

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MoJ reveals potential new discount rate after announcing reform – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted September 7th, 2017 in compensation, consultations, news, personal injuries by tracey

‘The lord chancellor has set out long-awaited proposals for calculating the “discount rate” applied to personal injury settlements. Under proposed legislation, the rate will be set by reference to rates of return on “low risk” rather than “very low risk” investments as at present. The rate will also be reviewed at least every three years.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 7th September 2017

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Met Police payouts to Lords over child abuse claims – BBC News

Posted September 4th, 2017 in child abuse, compensation, London, news, perverting the course of justice, police by sally

‘The Metropolitan Police Service has paid compensation to retired field marshal Lord Bramall and the family of the late Lord Brittan over false accusations of child sex abuse.’

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BBC News, 2nd September 2017

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Cornwall compensates autistic former pupil for “educational neglect” – Local Government Lawyer

Posted September 1st, 2017 in autism, compensation, news, special educational needs by sally

‘A 21-year-old man has agreed to accept £165,000 in compensation and costs from Cornwall Council in an out-of-court settlement after claiming that he suffered educational neglect.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 31st August 2017

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

CMC that encouraged false holiday sickness claims thrown out by regulator – Legal Futures

Posted August 30th, 2017 in claims management, compensation, fraud, holidays, licensing, news by sally

‘A firm responsible for pressuring people into making holiday sickness claims had its licence cancelled by the Claims Management Regulator (CMR) last week.’

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Legal Futures, 29th August 2017

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Male police officers given £96,000 payout after they were sidelined for calling out sexism – Daily Telegraph

‘Two male police officers have been awarded £96,000 after they claimed they were sidelined for raising concerns about sexist attitudes in their force.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd August 2017

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BAE Systems (Operations) Ltd v Marion Konczak [2017] EWCA Civ 1188 – Blackstone Chambers

‘The Court of Appeal has today given important guidance on how to assess compensation in cases where a claimant’s injury has multiple causes. The decision will be of particular relevance to cases where an employer’s conduct acts in conjunction with other factors to cause psychiatric harm, such as stress at work or depression, to a vulnerable employee.’

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Blackstone Chambers, 31st July 2017

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