Man jailed for pretending to flat-share with deceased Grenfell resident in £75,000 fraud – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted September 6th, 2019 in fire, fraud, news, victims by tracey

‘A pharmacist technician who posed as a Grenfell Tower resident and carried out a fraud worth more than £75,000 has been jailed.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 5th September 2019

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Court clears man over video of Grenfell Tower model being burned – The Guardian

Posted August 23rd, 2019 in accidents, disclosure, fire, news, video recordings by sally

‘A man has been cleared of a criminal offence over a video that showed a model of a building marked “Grenfell Tower” being burned, while a group of friends laughed and joked.’

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The Guardian, 22nd August 2019

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Man convicted of murdering eight in 2002 Huddersfield house fire – The Guardian

Posted August 7th, 2019 in arson, bail, conspiracy, extradition, families, fire, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A man has been found guilty of murdering eight members of the same family in an arson attack 17 years ago.’

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The Guardian, 6th August 2019

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Whirlpool told to recall dryers in ‘unprecedented’ government move – BBC News

Posted June 12th, 2019 in consumer protection, fire, health & safety, news by tracey

‘The government is to issue an “unprecedented” recall notice of up to 500,000 Whirlpool tumble dryers which pose a fire safety risk.’

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BBC News, 12th June 2019

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Police identify suspects for possible Grenfell manslaughter charges – The Guardian

Posted June 11th, 2019 in fire, health & safety, homicide, news, prosecutions by tracey

‘The police investigation into the Grenfell Tower fire has identified potential suspects for offences of corporate manslaughter and gross negligence manslaughter, Scotland Yard has said. But it said there were no guarantees that criminal charges would be brought over the disaster, whose second anniversary falls this Friday.’

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The Guardian, 10th June 2019

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Grenfell survivors and relatives open US legal battle – BBC News

Posted June 10th, 2019 in accidents, damages, fire, health & safety, inquiries, news, standards by sally

‘More than 100 Grenfell survivors and relatives are taking legal action in the US against three firms they blame for the fire, the BBC has been told.’

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BBC News, 10th June 2019

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Two experts added to Grenfell inquiry to broaden oversight – The Guardian

Posted May 30th, 2019 in expert witnesses, fire, health & safety, inquiries, news by tracey

‘Grenfell survivors have welcomed the UK prime minister’s decision to appoint two more people to oversee the public inquiry into the disaster that claimed 72 lives, after raising concerns their interests risked being overlooked.’

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The Guardian, 30th May 2019

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Grenfell families call for major changes to inquiry set-up – The Guardian

Posted May 8th, 2019 in accidents, bereavement, families, fire, inquiries, news, victims by tracey

‘Families have called on the public inquiry into the Grenfell fire which killed 72 people to make major changes to its procedures, amid mounting concerns that their voices are not being heard.’

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The Guardian, 8th May 2019

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Grenfell Tower inquiry ‘failing to deliver’ as survivors and bereaved families ‘lose faith’, lawyers warn – The Independent

‘The Grenfell Tower inquiry is “failing to deliver” on promises it made to traumatised survivors and the families of victims, who have “lost faith” in the process, lawyers have warned.’

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The Independent, 6th May 2019

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District council defeats challenge to listing of pub as asset of community value – Local Government Lawyer

Posted March 11th, 2019 in appeals, assets of community value, fire, local government, news, planning by sally

‘East Hertfordshire District Council has successfully defended its decision to list a currently empty pub as an asset of community value.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 8th March 2019

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Grenfell survivors’ anger as police say no charges until 2021 Grenfell survivors’ anger as police say no charges until 2021 – The Guardian

‘Survivors and the bereaved from the Grenfell Tower fire have expressed their “extreme frustration” at the pace of justice after Scotland Yard admitted no charges were likely for at least two years.’

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The Guardian, 7th March 2019

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CPS mulls charges over burning effigy of Grenfell Tower – The Guardian

Posted February 19th, 2019 in accidents, bereavement, Crown Prosecution Service, fire, internet, news, public order by sally

‘Prosecutors are considering whether to bring criminal charges against a group of men who were filmed burning an effigy of Grenfell Tower.’

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The Guardian, 18th February 2019

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Victims of self-storage warehouse fire to sue over safety failures – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 14th, 2019 in accidents, compensation, damages, fire, health & safety, news by tracey

‘Hundreds of people are planning a legal challenge against a self-storage company as they claim safety failures led to the destruction of more than 1,000 people’s possessions.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th January 2018

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Grenfell Tower: second phase of inquiry ‘could be delayed until 2020’ – The Guardian

Posted December 12th, 2018 in fire, health & safety, inquiries, news by sally

‘The next phase of the public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire could be delayed until 2020, according to counsel for one of the core participants, raising concerns that it could be at least three years after the disaster claimed 72 lives that it will report back fully.’

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The Guardian, 11th December 2018

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Grenfell Tower inquiry: LFB ‘failed residents and firefighters’ – BBC News

Posted December 11th, 2018 in fire, fire services, inquiries, news, victims by sally

‘Grenfell Tower residents and firefighters were let down by London Fire Brigade’s leaders, a lawyer for the victims has said.’

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BBC News, 10th December 2018

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Grenfell fraudster jailed for claiming £88,000 worth of benefits – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted December 3rd, 2018 in benefits, closed circuit television, fire, fraud, news, sentencing, victims by tracey

‘A man has been jailed after falsely claiming he was sleeping rough in the Grenfell Tower so he could access £88,0000 worth of benefits meant for genuine victims of the fire.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 30th November 2018

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Government to review safety advice amid new high-rise cladding fears – The Guardian

Posted November 28th, 2018 in building law, construction industry, fire, health & safety, news, regulations by tracey

‘The government has ordered a review of building safety advice amid concerns that scores of tall buildings fitted with combustible cladding and insulation may have been missed by a testing programme following the Grenfell Tower fire.

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The Guardian, 27th November 2018

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Commercial Court upholds hot works “exclusion” in Contractor’s Liability Policy – Practical Law: Construction Blog

Posted November 27th, 2018 in appeals, Commercial Court, construction industry, contracts, fire, insurance, news by tracey

‘Aspen Insurance UK Ltd & Liberty Mutual Insurance Europe Ltd v Sangster and Annand Ltd is a case that concerns a fire at a Scottish hotel, and liability under a Contractor’s Liability Insurance policy. It was heard by HHJ Waksman QC (as he then was) in the Commercial Court in June and, earlier this week, the Court of Appeal refused permission to appeal.’

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Practical Law: Construction Blog, 23rd November 2018

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Appealing findings made by the TCC: guidance from the Court of Appeal – Practical Law: Construction Blog

Posted November 22nd, 2018 in appeals, civil procedure rules, fire, indemnities, insurance, news by tracey

‘In 2014, a waste plant owned by Wheeldon Brothers Waste Ltd was damaged by fire. Its insurer, Millennium Insurance Company Ltd, declined to indemnify the company in relation to the fire, citing alleged breaches of a variety of policy terms. At first instance, Mr Jonathan Acton Davis QC, sitting as Deputy High Court judge, ruled that Wheeldon was entitled to the indemnity.’

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Practical Law: Construction Blog, 19th November 2018

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Grenfell Tower: Fraudster who claimed more than £100,000 meant for survivors jailed for six years – The Independent

Posted November 22nd, 2018 in fire, fraud, guilty pleas, news, sentencing, victims by tracey

‘A fraudster who claimed more than £100,000 meant for Grenfell Tower victims has been jailed for six years.’

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The Independent, 21st November 2018

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