UK equality watchdog restarts inquiry into bullying claims against chair – The Guardian

‘Britain’s equality watchdog has restarted an investigation into complaints of bullying and harassment made against its chair, Kishwer Falkner.’

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The Guardian, 18th July 2023

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Met Police apologise over Daniel Morgan murder probe – BBC News

Posted July 19th, 2023 in bereavement, corruption, damages, families, inquiries, murder, news, police by tracey

‘The Met Police has apologised to the family of private detective Daniel Morgan, who was murdered in 1987.’

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BBC News, 19th July 2023

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Post Office Inquiry: jail threat over disclosure failures – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted July 18th, 2023 in disclosure, imprisonment, inquiries, news, postal service by tracey

‘Disclosure requests from the Post Office Inquiry will carry the express threat of criminal sanctions if responses are not good enough. Inquiry chair Sir Wyn Williams has given further directions following a catalogue of disclosure failings by the Post Office which caused proceedings to be postponed for three weeks this month.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 17th July 2023

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Inquest to examine Ofsted’s role in lead-up to death of headteacher Ruth Perry – The Guardian

Posted July 13th, 2023 in inquests, inquiries, news, suicide, teachers by sally

‘Ofsted’s role in the events leading up to the death of the Berkshire headteacher Ruth Perry will be examined during an inquest later this year, a coroner has ruled.’

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The Guardian, 11th July 2023

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Metropolitan Police investigation into the murder of Stephen Lawrence – House of Commons Library

‘On 22 April 1993, Stephen Lawrence, an 18-year-old Black man, was stabbed to death at a bus stop in Eltham, south-east London by a group of White youths in an unprovoked, racist attack. Stephen’s friend, Duwayne Brooks, was with him at the time and witnessed the attack.’

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House of Commons Library, 9th July 2023

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Nottingham maternity review set to become UK’s largest – BBC News

Posted July 10th, 2023 in bereavement, birth, children, families, hospitals, inquiries, news, pregnancy by sally

‘A review into failings in maternity care in hospitals in Nottingham is set to become the largest in the UK, the BBC understands.’

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BBC News, 10th July 2023

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Stephen Lawrence’s mother says decision not to charge police over murder inquiry ‘disgraceful’ – The Independent

‘Stephen Lawrence’s mother says a decision not to charge four retired officers over their handling of the original murder investigation has caused her immense distress and she will challenge it.’

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The Independent, 6th July 2023

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Court orders ministers to hand Boris Johnson’s WhatsApps to Covid inquiry – The Guardian

‘Ministers have been ordered to hand over an unredacted cache of documents including Boris Johnson’s WhatsApp messages, notebooks and diaries to the Covid inquiry after losing a legal challenge.’

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The Guardian, 6th July 2023

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Public inquiries: back in fashion – 3 Hare Court

Posted July 5th, 2023 in chambers articles, inquiries, news by sally

‘Public inquiries – getting at the truth or kicking the can down the road? Malcolm Bishop KC hovers between optimism & cynicism, in this article for the New Law Journal.’

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3 Hare Court, 5th June 2023

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NHS whistleblowers need more protection, expert warns – BBC News

Posted July 3rd, 2023 in bullying, hospitals, inquiries, news, unfair dismissal, whistleblowers by tracey

‘Protections for NHS staff to speak out about wrongdoing may be insufficient to prevent another big scandal like that at the Mid Staffordshire hospital trust, an expert has told BBC News.’

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BBC News, 3rd July 2023

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UK high court to look at legal battle over WhatsApp evidence for Covid inquiry – The Guardian

‘A legal battle between the Cabinet Office and Covid public inquiry will be considered by the high court on Friday, amid wrangling over the issue of redacted documents, including Boris Johnson’s WhatsApp messages.’

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The Guardian, 30th June 2023

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Inquiry into 2,000 mental health deaths in Essex NHS trusts given legal powers – The Guardian

Posted June 29th, 2023 in bereavement, hospitals, inquiries, mental health, news, suicide, witnesses by sally

‘An independent inquiry into the deaths of almost 2,000 mental health patients across NHS trusts in Essex is to be given legal powers to compel witnesses to give evidence, after pressure from bereaved relatives and the chair of the inquiry.’

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The Guardian, June 2023

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Stephen Lawrence inquiry should have received more from Met, IOPC found – The Guardian

Posted June 27th, 2023 in corruption, inquiries, London, murder, news, police, racism by sally

‘An official investigation has concluded that Scotland Yard had information that “could and should” have been handed to the inquiry into Stephen Lawrence’s murder but failed to disclose it, the Guardian has learned.’

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The Guardian, 26th June 2023

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Stephen Lawrence: BBC names new suspect in UK’s most notorious racist murder – BBC News

Posted June 26th, 2023 in BBC, inquiries, London, murder, negligence, news, police, professional conduct, racism by tracey

‘A major suspect in the Stephen Lawrence murder is publicly named today for the first time, after a BBC investigation.’

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26th June 2023

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Manchester Arena bomb: Inquiry recommendation delays ‘heartbreaking’ – BBC News

Posted June 8th, 2023 in delay, explosives, inquiries, news, terrorism by tracey

‘Families of Manchester Arena bomb victims said it was “absolutely heartbreaking” changes to make venues safer had not been made six years on.’

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BBC News, 8th June 2023

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“Deep disappointment” shared over Government failure to implement recommendations from Child Sexual Abuse inquiry – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Child Sexual Abuse inquiry chair, Alexis Jay, and a number of other organisations have shared “deep disappointment” over the Government’s response to recommendations made by the Independent Inquiry into Childhood Sexual Abuse (IICSA).’

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Local Government Lawyer, 5th June 2023

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Church abuse victims risk new trauma over payout scheme – report – BBC News

‘A support scheme set up for Church of England abuse survivors risks re-traumatising victims, a report seen by the BBC has concluded.’

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BBC News, 1st June 2023

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Child sexual abuse compensation scheme to be set up in England – The Guardian

Posted May 23rd, 2023 in child abuse, compensation, inquiries, news, reports, sexual offences, victims by sally

‘The government is to launch a compensation scheme for survivors of child sexual abuse in England, the home secretary has said.’

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The Guardian, 22nd May 2023

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Judge approves £150 million settlement of Grenfell compensation claims – The Independent

‘A judge has approved a “global” settlement of compensation claims made by people affected by the 2017 Grenfell Tower fire.’

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The Independent, 2nd May 2023

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Infected blood victims and families urge UK government to drop defence – The Guardian

‘More than 500 people taking the government to court over the contaminated blood scandal are urging it to concede the case in light of evidence heard by a public inquiry and an interim report produced by its chair.’

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The Guardian, 23rd April 2023

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