Meghan to receive just £1 from Mail on Sunday for privacy invasion – The Guardian

Posted January 5th, 2022 in compensation, copyright, damages, media, news, privacy, royal family by sally

‘The Mail on Sunday will pay the Duchess of Sussex just £1 in damages for invading her privacy by publishing a private letter she had sent to her father.’

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The Guardian, 5th January 2022

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Trafficking victims entitled to back payments after court ruling – The Guardian

‘Thousands of trafficking victims who had government support payments removed in the midst of the pandemic are entitled to back payments that could run into millions of pounds, following a high court ruling that found the policy to be unlawful.’

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The Guardian, 17th December 2021

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New law will exempt historical abuse payments from means testing across UK – The Independent

Posted December 14th, 2021 in benefits, child abuse, compensation, news by tracey

‘A change to the law that will see historical, institutional abuse, compensation payments exempted from benefit means testing in Great Britain has been welcomed.’

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The Independent, 13th December 2021

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Rape victims with minor criminal convictions blocked from financial compensation – The Independent

Posted December 14th, 2021 in compensation, criminal records, news, rape, sexual offences, victims by tracey

‘Hundreds of sexual assault and rape victims with minor criminal convictions are being denied financial compensation, The Independent can reveal.’

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The Independent, 13th December 2021

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Post Office scandal: Government to foot bill for postmasters’ compensation – BBC News

Posted December 14th, 2021 in compensation, false accounting, miscarriage of justice, news, postal service, theft by tracey

‘The government has agreed to foot the bill for the compensation of former Post Office workers who were falsely convicted of theft in the long-running Horizon saga.’

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BBC News, 13th December 2021

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Priti Patel faces legal action over Windrush Compensation Scheme failures – The Independent

Posted December 14th, 2021 in citizenship, colonies, compensation, immigration, news by tracey

‘Priti Patel is facing legal action for the Windrush Compensation Scheme’s failure to pay out to victims – with just 5 per cent receiving money in the four years since the scandal came to light.’

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The Independent, 13th December 2021

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Daniel Morgan: Axe-murder victim’s family ‘set to sue the Met’ – The Independent

Posted December 13th, 2021 in compensation, corruption, criminal justice, families, murder, news, police, victims by tracey

‘The family of a private investigator whose murder 34 years ago remains unsolved are preparing to take legal action against the Metropolitan Police over the case.’

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The Independent, 13th December 2021

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Sienna Miller and Paul Gascoigne ‘fully vindicated’ as damages claims settled – The Independent

Posted December 10th, 2021 in compensation, damages, disclosure, interception, media, news, privacy by michael

‘Sienna Miller and Paul Gascoigne have said they feel “fully vindicated” in bringing claims against the publisher of The Sun over alleged unlawful information gathering, as their cases were formally settled at the High Court.’

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The Independent, 9th December 2021

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Stillborn baby’s parents receive £2.8m from Nottingham hospital trust – BBC News

‘A couple whose child died in the womb after mistakes by maternity staff have received a £2.8m settlement.’

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BBC News, 6th December 2021

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The future of class actions after Lloyd – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted December 6th, 2021 in appeals, class actions, compensation, damages, data protection, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘On 10 November, the Supreme Court handed down its long-awaited decision in Lloyd v Google LLC [2021] UKSC 50. The court found unanimously for Google, overturning the Court of Appeal. Mr Lloyd’s claim will not now proceed (at least as currently formulated).’

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Law Society's Gazette, 6th December 2021

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Exaggerations and fundamental dishonesty – Local Government Lawyer

‘Adrian Neale considers the question of when a claimant’s exaggeration of injury can be said to be deliberate and dishonest, following a recent appeal brought by a local authority.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 3rd December 2021

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Windrush: Care leavers say compensation is being denied – BBC News

Posted November 30th, 2021 in care orders, children, citizenship, colonies, compensation, immigration, news by tracey

‘Government compensation is being denied to some Windrush victims who were in care as children, it is claimed.’

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BBC News, 30th November 2021

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Tribunal to decide on motorist class action lawsuit against shipping cartel – The Independent

Posted November 29th, 2021 in appeals, class actions, compensation, competition, news, tribunals by tracey

‘Motorists who bought a new car between 2005 and 2015 will find out whether they should be able to automatically receive a payout from five of the world’s biggest shipping companies in a £150 million legal case. A three-day hearing at the Competition Appeal Tribunal in London begins on Monday, to decide whether a collective proceedings order (CPO) can be launched on behalf of UK consumers and businesses, which would see payouts on about 17 million vehicles.’

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The Independent, 29th November 2021

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Jeremy Corbyn secures apology, damages from councillor over tweet – Local Government Lawyer

‘Former Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn has accepted an apology and substantial damages from a councillor who published a fake picture of him appearing to endorse the Liverpool terrorist attack.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 25th November 2021

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Windrush: Home Office has compensated just 5% of victims in four years – The Guardian

‘Just 5% of Windrush victims have received compensation four years after the scandal emerged, according to a damning report by cross-party MPs which called for the scheme to be taken out of Home Office control.’

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The Guardian, 24th November 2021

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London borough to pay £8k+ after family remained in unsuitable accommodation for 23 months – Local Government Lawyer

‘The London Borough of Newham is to pay more than £8,000 to a mother of four after failing to move her and her family from “overcrowded and hazardous” accommodation for almost two years, following an investigation by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 23rd November 2021

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Law firm ordered to pay £1,000 for employee’s “racist” comment – Legal Futures

‘A law firm employee has been awarded damages of £1,000 after a colleague targeted him with a discriminatory comment based on his Pakistani heritage.

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Legal Futures, 22nd November 2021

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Banks forced to refund fraud victims – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 19th, 2021 in banking, compensation, consumer protection, financial regulation, fraud, news by tracey

‘Banks will be forced to refund fraud victims who transfer money to scammers under Government-backed plans to make repayments compulsory.’

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Daily Telegraph, 19th November 2021

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Drunkenness no basis for avoiding contributory negligence, Court of Appeal rules – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The drunkenness of a passenger seeking damages for injuries sustained in a car crash ‘will not avoid a finding of contributory negligence’ where the claimant should have appreciated that the driver was too drunk to drive safely, the Court of Appeal has ruled.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 16th November 2021

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“Abusive” to bring minor data breach claim in High Court – Legal Futures

‘A master has labelled as “a form of procedural abuse” a bid to bring a data breach claim in the High Court where the “very modest” damages would be dwarfed by costs of £50,000.’

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Legal Futures, 17th November 2021

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