Cadent handed record £44m penalty after customers left without gas – The Guardian

Posted May 23rd, 2019 in compensation, detention, duty of care, energy, inquiries, news by tracey

‘Ofgem takes action after tower block residents had no supplies for up to five months.’

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The Guardian, 22nd May 2019

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Court modernisation “undermining access to justice”, lawyers tell MPs – Legal Futures

‘Criminal and civil lawyers have spelt out to MPs on the justice select committee a catalogue of ways in which court modernisation is undermining access to justice.’

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Legal Futures, 22nd May 2019

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Military prosecutions: ‘Unfair’ investigations to be barred – BBC News

‘British troops and veterans will be given stronger legal protections against prosecution, Defence Secretary Penny Mordaunt will announce.’

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BBC News, 15th May 2019

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Tech firms to give secret evidence at child sexual abuse inquiry – The Guardian

‘Facebook, Apple, Microsoft and Google are to give secret evidence to the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse (IICSA) as it examines the growing problem of online exploitation.’

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The Guardian, 13th May 2019

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Church rejects report which says clergy should be allowed to go to police with sex abuse confessions – Daily Telegraph

‘The Church of England is ignoring abuse victims, survivors claim, after it rejected a report saying that clergy should report sex abuse confessions to police.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th 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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Inquiry announces new investigation into child protection in religious organisations and settings – Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse

‘The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has announced a new investigation into child protection in religious organisations and settings. The investigation will be thematic and will review the current child protection policies, practices and procedures in religious institutions in England and Wales.’

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Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, 2nd May 2019

Source: www.iicsa.org.uk

Age of criminal responsibility in England and Wales ‘too low’ says watchdog – The Independent

‘The low age of criminal responsibility in England and Wales is putting children at risk during crucial years of their development, the human rights watchdog has warned. In an unprecedented move, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has called on lawmakers to raise the age at which a child can be deemed responsible for committing a crime – currently at 10.’

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The Independent, 6th 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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Law firms “willing to draw up NDAs” that breach SRA guidance – Legal Futures

‘Law firms are willing to draw up non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) that clearly breach Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) guidance, according to the woman whose own NDA threw the spotlight on the issue.’

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Legla Futures, 2nd May 2019

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Councils fail in legal challenge over Heathrow Airport expansion – Local Government Lawyer

‘A Divisional Court has dismissed a legal challenge brought by five councils, the Mayor of London and a number of other claimants over the Secretary of State for Transport’s decision to designate the Airports National Policy Statement (“ANPS”), which sets out that the Government’s preferred location for additional airport capacity in the South East of England is a new runway at Heathrow.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 1st May 2019

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Gosport hospital scandal: Families of victims furious at lack of immediate charges after 21-year fight for justice – The Independent

‘Families whose loved ones were killed in Gosport War Memorial Hospital have expressed their fury at the prospect of enduring a further wait that could last years to learn whether criminal charges are to be brought.’

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The Independent, 30th April 2019

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Undercover police to have fake identities hidden at inquiry – The Guardian

‘The retired judge leading a public inquiry into the conduct of undercover officers who infiltrated political groups has granted anonymity to two-thirds of the police spies who requested it.’

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The Guardian, 29th April 2019

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David Oluwale’s death in 1969 helped ‘reshape Leeds’ – BBC News

Posted April 18th, 2019 in grievous bodily harm, homicide, inquiries, news, perjury, police, racism by sally

‘A British Nigerian man who was “hounded to his death” by police in Leeds is being remembered in a series of events to mark 50 years since he died.’

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BBC News, 18th April 2019

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Lord Janner inquiry: Senior police ‘influenced decisions’ – BBC News

Posted April 17th, 2019 in child abuse, inquiries, news, police, sexual offences by tracey

‘Senior police officers may have influenced decisions about inquiries going ahead into child abuse allegations against a politician, a watchdog has said.’

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BBC News, 16th April 2019

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MPs launch inquiry into pavement parking amid claims of ministerial inaction – Local Government Lawyer

Posted April 9th, 2019 in footpaths, inquiries, news, parking by sally

‘MPs are to hold an inquiry to explore the problems of pavement parking in England, amid claims that the Government has failed to take action over the issue.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 8th April 2019

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Judges, police and lawyers warn MPs over court modernisation – Legal Futures

‘Judges, justice campaigners, academics and others have raised wide-ranging concerns about the government’s ambitious court reform programme in evidence submitted to MPs.’

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Legal Futures, 9th April 2019

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

City watchdog told to review London Capital & Finance collapse – The Guardian

‘Government orders FCA inquiry into £236m scandal surrounding investment firm.’

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The Guardian, 1st April 2019

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Stanhope Castle school abuse claims ‘groundless’, said 1979 report – BBC News

‘Allegations of abuse at a scandal-hit school were dismissed as “groundless”, a report leaked to the BBC has shown.’

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BBC News, 2nd April 2019

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MPs call for inquiry into alleged forgery of signatures – BBC News

Posted March 29th, 2019 in banking, documents, expert witnesses, forgery, fraud, inquiries, news, sentencing by tracey

‘MPs are pressing the Treasury Select Committee to open an immediate inquiry into the alleged forgery of signatures in bank court documents.’

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BBC News, 29th March 2019

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