Counsel’s fees to be excluded from clin neg fixed fees regime – Legal Futures

Fees for counsel’s advice in lower-value clinical negligence cases will not be recoverable under the fixed recoverable cost (FRC) regime unless a child or protected party is involved, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has proposed.

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Legal Futures, 20th September 2023

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Home Office Windrush ‘transformation team’ formally disbanded – The Guardian

Posted September 20th, 2023 in colonies, compensation, deportation, government departments, immigration, news by sally

‘The Home Office team that was tasked with transforming the department after the Windrush scandal has been formally disbanded, triggering disappointment from those affected and dismay from civil servants.’

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The Guardian, 19th September 2023

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Post Office: Horizon scandal victims offered £600,000 compensation – BBC News

‘Post Office workers who have had wrongful convictions for theft and false accounting overturned are to be offered £600,000 each in compensation, the government has said.’

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BBC News, 18th September 2023

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Insolvent insurer’s policyholders fail in claim over unpaid legal costs – Legal Futures

Posted September 14th, 2023 in compensation, costs, insolvency, insurance, news by tracey

‘The Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) does not have to compensate policyholders for the legal costs they were awarded after taking legal action against an insurer that became insolvent before paying them, the Court of Appeal has ruled.’

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Legal Futures, 14th September 2023

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Women arrested at vigil for murdered Sarah Everard win Met Police payout and apology – The Indepdent

Posted September 14th, 2023 in compensation, coronavirus, demonstrations, London, news, penalties, police, women by tracey

‘The Metropolitan Police are paying compensation to two women handcuffed and arrested at a vigil for Sarah Everard, murdered by police officer Wayne Couzens.’

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The Independent, 14th September 2023

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Payout for Ashington woman who got cancer after wrong smear result – BBC News

Posted September 12th, 2023 in cancer, compensation, hospitals, negligence, news by tracey

‘A woman who had to undergo cancer treatment after being cleared by an incorrect smear test has received compensation.’

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BBC News, 12th September 2023

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Ofgem announces rise of storm power cut compensation cap to £2,000 – The Independent

Posted September 1st, 2023 in compensation, electricity, electricity lines, news, ombudsmen by sally

‘The compensation cap for households and businesses that lose power in severe weather has increased from £700 to £2,000 after “lessons learnt” in the aftermath of Storm Arwen.’

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The Independent, 1st September 2023

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Man with Traveller heritage compensated after Conservative club refused to host christening party – The Guardian

Posted September 1st, 2023 in compensation, equality, news, race discrimination, travellers by sally

‘A man barred from booking a christening party for his baby daughter at a Conservative club because of his Irish Traveller heritage has been awarded compensation after bringing a claim for racial discrimination.’

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The Guardian, 1st September 2023

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Firm’s tweet should have mentioned fee deduction, watchdog rules – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted August 31st, 2023 in advertising, airlines, claims management, compensation, delay, fees, news by tracey

‘A flight delay claims firm should have made clear that clients would not receive the full amount of compensation promised, advertising watchdogs have ruled.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 30th August 2023

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Alex Belfield case: Stalking victim Philip Dehany to seek damages – BBC News

‘A man stalked by YouTuber Alex Belfield is seeking compensation, following what a judge described as “a vicious and continued campaign of abuse”.’

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BBC News, 30th August 2023

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Probation service pays undisclosed sum to ex-contractor after racial harassment – The Guardian

‘HM Prison and Probation Service has paid an undisclosed settlement to a former contractor who endured racial discrimination and harassment, including monkey chants.’

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The Guardian, 24th August 2023

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London borough agrees to pay £5,400 after failing to resolve damp and mould issues for more than three years – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Housing Ombudsman has found severe maladministration at Newham Council over how it dealt with damp and mould, with the London borough taking more than three years to fix the issue.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 22nd August 2023

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UK cannot ignore calls for slavery reparations, says leading UN judge – The Guardian

‘A leading judge at the international court of justice has said the UK will no longer be able to ignore the growing calls for reparation for transatlantic slavery.’

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The Guardian, 22nd August 2023

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Fine airlines if they fail in legal duty to customers, urges Which? – The Guardian

Posted August 21st, 2023 in airlines, compensation, consumer protection, enforcement, fines, news, ombudsmen, statistics by tracey

‘Airlines that break the law by not helping customers when flights are delayed or cancelled should be fined, consumer rights groups and online travel agents have said.’

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The Guardian, 21st August 2023

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Judge criticises approach of firm acting on hundreds of mesh claims – Legal Futures

Posted August 18th, 2023 in compensation, costs, law firms, medical treatment, news, personal injuries by sally

‘A law firm acting for hundreds of women who claim to have been harmed by vaginal mesh implant surgery has had its costs slashed by an unimpressed judge.’

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Legal Futures, 18th August 2023

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Vulnerable children left in home with damp and mould after complaint handling failures by city council, Ombudsman finds – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Housing Ombudsman has found severe maladministration from Stoke-on-Trent City Council for a lack of stage one complaint response on two separate occasions, which left a resident and her two vulnerable children in a home with damp and mould.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 15th August 2023

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Transport Secretary wins Supreme Court appeal over determinations on certificates of appropriate alternative development -Local Government Lawyer

‘The Supreme Court has allowed an appeal by the Secretary of State for Transport over the way in which compensation is calculated for land compulsory purchased for Birmingham’s Curzon Street HS2 station.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 10th August 2023

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Relief for claimant firms as appeal judges block costs challenge – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted August 11th, 2023 in appeals, compensation, costs, fees, law firms, news, solicitors by tracey

‘A landmark Court of Appeal costs ruling in favour of claimant solicitors cannot be challenged in the Supreme Court, appeal judges have ruled.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 10th August 2023

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Council to pay nearly £13k after delayed disability adaptations forced resident to install his own – Local Government Lawyer

Posted August 10th, 2023 in compensation, delay, disabled persons, local government, news, ombudsmen by tracey

‘Waverley Borough Council has been told to pay nearly £13,000 after a Housing Ombudsman investigation found the council’s “unreasonable delays” in providing disability adaptations forced a resident to install his own.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 10th August 2023

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First joint Ombudsman investigation finds vulnerable tenant not supported properly when faced with anti-social behaviour – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman and the Housing Ombudsman have jointly criticised Nottingham City Council and Nottingham City Homes (NCH) for the way they dealt with a woman’s antisocial behaviour complaints and subsequent requests to move house.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 8th August 2023

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