Post Office scandal: Public inquiry to examine wrongful convictions – BBC News

‘The wrongful convictions of hundreds of sub-postmasters and mistresses will be examined by a public inquiry starting on Monday.’

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BBC News, 14th February 2022

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Essex concrete mixer death: Father mounts High Court challenge – BBC News

‘The father of a man found dead in a concrete mixer has claimed he may have been “deliberately killed”, the High Court heard.’

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BBC News, 4th February 2022

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Case Comment: Lloyd v Google LLC [2021] UKSC 50 – UKSC Blog

‘In this post, Kenny Henderson and Alex Askew of CMS comment on the Supreme Court’s decision in Lloyd v Google LLC [2021] UKSC 50, which concerned whether a representative data protection action seeking damages for loss of control of personal data could be brought on behalf of large numbers of unidentifiable class members.’

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UKSC Blog, 31st January 2022

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Rastafarian woman humiliated by police strip order – BBC News

Posted February 2nd, 2022 in compensation, custody, news, police, religious discrimination, wrongful arrest by sally

‘The case of a Rastafarian woman who was sat naked in a police cell shows officers need greater understanding of minority groups, ex-senior officers have said.’

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BBC News, 2nd February 2022

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Banker wins £2m for sexual discrimination in ‘witch hat’ case – The Guardian

Posted February 1st, 2022 in compensation, equal pay, news, sex discrimination, victimisation by sally

‘A City banker who had a witch’s hat left on her desk by drunken male colleagues has won more than £2m in compensation for sexual discrimination.’

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The Guardian, 31st January 2022

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Flight compensation overhaul for domestic airline passengers – The Independent

‘The days of £220 payouts to delayed passengers who have paid only £30 for a domestic flight may soon be over. The Department for Transport (DfT) is consulting on proposals to overhaul the European air passengers’ rights rules for flights within the UK.’

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The Independent, 31st January 2022

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Families win BBC payouts over 11 asbestos cancer deaths – The Guardian

‘The BBC has paid £1.64m in damages over the deaths of 11 former staff who died from cancer after working in corporation buildings riddled with asbestos, the Observer can reveal.’

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The Guardian, 30th January 2022

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Activist deceived into relationship with Met officer wins £229,000 compensation – The Guardian

‘An environmental activist who was deceived into a two-year intimate relationship by an undercover police officer has been awarded £229,000 in compensation after winning a landmark legal case.’

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The Guardian, 25th January 2022

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Met apologises to woman for ‘sexist, derogatory’ language in strip-search – The Guardian

‘The Metropolitan police have apologised and paid compensation to an academic for “sexist, derogatory and unacceptable language” used by officers about her when she was strip-searched.’

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The Guardian, 24th January 2022

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Dispute with priest threatens to mire Oxford college in scandal – Financial Times

Posted January 24th, 2022 in Christianity, compensation, employment, harassment, news, sexual offences, universities by tracey

‘The head of one of Oxford university’s grandest colleges has indicated that he will agree to step down after a long-running dispute in a deal that includes a £1.5m pay-off and the settlement of a sexual harassment claim against him.’

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Financial Times, 21st January 2022

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UK taxpayers to pay former Post Office workers up to £1bn compensation – The Guardian

‘UK taxpayers could have to pay as much as £1bn in compensation to former Post Office workers wrongly convicted of theft due to the defective Horizon IT system.’

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The Guardian, 23rd January 2022

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‘Loud’ academic awarded more than £100,000 for unfair dismissal – The Guardian

Posted January 18th, 2022 in compensation, news, unfair dismissal, universities by tracey

‘A senior academic who says she was sacked from her post in a university’s physics department because of her loud voice has been awarded more than £100,000 after winning a claim for unfair dismissal.’

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The Guardian, 18th January 2022

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Carriageways, footways and standards of maintenance – Local Government Lawyer

‘Shaun O’Neil and Nicola Hyam report on a recent case where a claimant sought to argue that a village road in the Lakes should have been maintained to the standards of a footway.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 14th January 2022

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‘Deeply distressing’: 118,000 disabled people denied compensation after being underpaid thousands of pounds – The Independent

Posted January 13th, 2022 in benefits, compensation, disabled persons, news by tracey

‘Tens of thousands of people with disabilities and health problems are being denied the right to compensation following a government blunder over benefit payments, the health watchdog has warned.’

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The Independent, 13th January 2022

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Payout offers over Post Office IT scandal sent to less than third of applicants – The Guardian

‘Less than a third of Post Office workers who applied for compensation under a government scheme in the wake of the Horizon IT scandal have received a payout offer, almost 17 months after it closed, MPs have been told.’

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The Guardian, 11th January 2022

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Ombudsman finds London borough guilty of severe maladministration in handling of complaint about leak – Local Government Lawyer

Posted January 12th, 2022 in compensation, delay, housing, landlord & tenant, local government, news, ombudsmen, repairs by tracey

‘A Housing Ombudsman investigation has found complaint handling failures at the London Borough of Ealing that amounted to severe maladministration, in a case in which a resident had to wait six years for a leaking roof to be replaced.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 11th January 2022

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Medical negligence claims process can be “inhumane experience” – Legal Futures

Posted January 12th, 2022 in compensation, damages, hospitals, medical treatment, negligence, news, personal injuries by tracey

‘Making claims against the NHS can be “a difficult, and in some cases inhumane, experience”, with the worst cases seeing staff trying to “proactively cover up” errors and even fabricating medical records, a report has found.

However, in other cases they were “very upfront about what had gone wrong” and consultants recommended taking legal action, according to research for the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).’

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Legal Futures, 12th January 2022

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Ombudsman recommends county council pay nearly £7k after boy left without education for two years – Local Government Lawyer

‘A boy with special education needs who received “virtually no” education for two years should be given £6,900 in compensation by Suffolk County Council, an investigation by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has recommended.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 7th January 2022

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Appeal judges shut door on single-stage flight claims – Legal Futures

Posted January 5th, 2022 in airlines, appeals, compensation, delay, EC law, interpretation, news by sally

‘The flight delay compensation industry has suffered a blow after appeal judges rejected a claim over a four-stage flight from the US to India that was delayed when leaving Heathrow.’

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Legal Futures, 5th January 2022

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Barry Bennell: Victim secures settlement from holiday park – BBC News

‘A man groomed by paedophile Barry Bennell while on holiday at Butlin’s has secured a five-figure settlement from the company’s previous owners.’

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BBC News, 5th January 2022

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