Dying patient should have been seen in person – BBC News

Posted September 29th, 2022 in coronavirus, doctors, news, nurses, telecommunications by sally

‘NHS officials ruled a man who died after his ear infection was not picked up in GP telephone consultations should have been seen face to face, a BBC Newsnight investigation has found.’

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BBC News, 29th September 2022

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Surge in ‘no-fault evictions’ prompts calls to renew UK-wide ban – The Guardian

‘The number of renting households made homeless because of “no-fault” evictions has surged higher than pre-pandemic levels, sparking fresh calls for the government to ban the practice.’

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The Guardian, 22nd September 2022

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Unfavourable Treatment and section 15 Equality Act 2010 – Local Government Lawyer

‘Peter Doughty unpacks the decision in Michael Cowie and Others v Scottish Fire and Rescue Service [2022] EAT 121, which involved a Special Leave scheme set up during the pandemic.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 16th September 2022

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Delays leave man facing four years in Leicester jail without trial – The Guardian

‘A man has been told he will have to spend at least four years and three months in jail without trial as a result of Covid, barrister strikes and a malfunctioning courtroom.’

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The Guardian, 15th September 2022

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Religious objections to COVID vaccine: Wierowska – Law & Religion UK

Posted September 13th, 2022 in Christianity, coronavirus, equality, news, unfair dismissal, vaccination by tracey

‘Miss P Wierowska v HC-One Oval Ltd [2022] UKET 1403077/2021 was a tribunal judgment on the preliminary issue of whether or not the claimant was entitled to rely on religious objections to the COVID vaccine in a claim against her former employers arising from her dismissal.’

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Law & Religion UK, 13th September 2022

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Time taken to get civil cases to trial reaches all-time high – Legal Futures

‘The time between issue and trial for fast- and multi-track claims has hit 75 weeks, the longest this century, according to government figures published yesterday.’

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Legal Futures, 2nd September 2022

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Dad tells of teen daughter’s long wait for rape trial – BBC News

‘The father of a 15-year-old girl, who has been waiting two years for her rape trial, has told the BBC about the devastating impact of court delays.’

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BBC News, 31st August 2022

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14,000 online whistleblowers prompt HMRC crack down on furlough fraud – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 25th, 2022 in benefits, coronavirus, fraud, news, whistleblowers by sally

‘UK businesses have been warned to expect a crackdown on furlough fraud by one legal expert, after HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) revealed that almost 14,000 whistleblowers had come forward with information about misuse of the scheme.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 24th August 2022

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Black people in England and Wales twice as likely to be fined for breaking lockdown rules – The Guardian

Posted August 18th, 2022 in coronavirus, fines, minorities, news, police, regulations, statistics by sally

‘Black and Asian people were more likely than white people to be given fines for breaking Covid-19 lockdown rules, police figures for England and Wales suggest.’

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The Guardian, 17th August 2022

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Sarah Everard vigil protester sues Met police after conviction – The Guardian

‘A woman who was arrested and charged after attending the vigil for Sarah Everard in Clapham last year has launched civil proceedings against the Metropolitan police.’

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The Guardian, 16th August 2022

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CPS halts prosecution of six protesters for attending Sarah Everard vigil – The Independent

‘The prosecution of six protesters for attending a vigil for Sarah Everard has been halted.’

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The Independent, 14th August 2022

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Government urged to classify Covid as an occupational disease – The Guardian

‘Ministers should urgently classify Covid-19 as an occupational disease to prompt employers to reduce the risk of exposure and help workers access key benefits, the TUC has said.’

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The Guardian, 15th August 2022

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Lincoln Covid loan abuser gets 10-year business ban – BBC News

Posted August 8th, 2022 in company directors, coronavirus, insolvency, loans, news by tracey

‘A Lincoln student has been banned from running a company for 10 years after abusing a Covid recovery loan.’

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BBC News, 8th August 2022

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Police racial bias played role in UK Covid fines regime, says report – The Guardian

Posted August 5th, 2022 in bias, coronavirus, equality, fines, news, police, race discrimination, racism by tracey

‘Bias in policing at least partly explains why minority ethnic people were more likely to receive fines for Covid breaches than their white counterparts, research says.’

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The Guardian, 5th August 2022

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Six convicted of abusing BBC Newsnight journalist during protest – The Guardian

Posted August 2nd, 2022 in BBC, coronavirus, demonstrations, media, news, public order, threatening behaviour by tracey

‘Five men and a woman who verbally abused a BBC journalist at a protest have been convicted of a public order offence, according to police.’

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The Guardian, 2nd August 2022

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Human rights of people in care at risk due to slow progress on visiting – report – The Independent

‘The human rights of people in care are at risk of being breached by slow progress on enabling visits and the inappropriate use of resuscitation notices, a report has warned.’

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The Independent, 22nd July 2022

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Treatment of UK prisoners during Covid meets UN definition of torture – The Guardian

Posted July 21st, 2022 in coronavirus, mental health, news, prisons, torture, United Nations by sally

‘By and large we know by now how hospitals, care homes, schools and most other state-run institutions coped, or didn’t, with the Covid pandemic. But not until now, with this shocking, distressing, authentic and academically robust study, have we had the unvarnished truth about conditions in UK prisons.’

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The Guardian, 20th July 2022

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Max Hill QC’s opening speech to the Heads of Prosecuting Agencies Conference – Crown Prosecution Service

‘Max Hill QC’s opening speech to the Heads of Prosecuting Agencies Conference.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 12th July 2022

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Delayed public inquiry into UK’s Covid-19 response opens – The Guardian

Posted June 29th, 2022 in bereavement, coronavirus, delay, families, government departments, inquiries, news by sally

‘The delayed public inquiry into the UK’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic has been launched after Boris Johnson accepted calls to widen the terms of reference to consider its unequal impact on minority-ethnic people, on children and on mental health.’

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The Guardian, 28th June 2022

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Everyone in – Lambeth lacking a policy – Nearly Legal

‘While in some ways this is a decision on an historic context (hopefully), there is a lot in this judgment on local authority approaches to housing in a public health emergency to consider.’

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Nearly Legal, 26th June 2022

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