Injustice Unremedied: The Government’s response on Equitable Life – Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman

Posted May 11th, 2009 in compensation, insurance, maladministration, press releases by sally

“Ann Abraham, the Parliamentary Ombudsman, has today laid before both Houses of Parliament a further report concerning Equitable Life.”

Full press release

Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman, 6th May

Source: www.ombudsman.org.uk

R (Parish) v Pensions Ombudsman – WLR Daily

Posted March 11th, 2009 in law reports, maladministration, pensions, tribunals by sally

R (Parish) v Pensions Ombudsman; [2009] WLR (D) 86

“Where the ultimate question to be determined by the Pensions Ombudsman in an investigation differed from the ultimate question which had arisen in previously begun court or employment tribunal proceedings, s 146(6)(a)(i) of the Pension Schemes Act 1993 did not preclude an investigation by reason of a factual issue being common to the investigation and to the court or employment tribunal proceedings.”

WLR Daily, 9th March 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note that once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Harassed family gets £10k payout – BBC News

Posted January 26th, 2009 in compensation, harassment, local government, maladministration, news by sally

“A council has been ordered to pay £10,000 to a family after it failed in its handling of their complaints against neighbours who harassed them.”

Full story

BBC News, 26th January 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Authority failed to stop abuse at sheltered home – The Guardian

Posted August 8th, 2008 in care homes, maladministration, news by sally

“A local authority was found guilty of maladministration yesterday for failing to stop persistent abuse of people at a sheltered housing scheme that was ‘run like Colditz’.”

Full story

The Guardian, 8th August 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Compensation call over Equitable – BBC News

Posted July 17th, 2008 in compensation, insurance, maladministration, news by sally

“Ministers should set up a compensation fund for policyholders in the Equitable Life, the Parliamentary Ombudsman says.”

Full story

BBC News, 17th July 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Equitable policyholders face tough fight for £4bn claim – The Times

Posted July 10th, 2008 in compensation, insurance, maladministration, news by sally

“Policyholders in Equitable Life who lost £4 billion when the mutual insurer collapsed could now face an uphill legal battle to recoup their savings.”

Full story

The Times, 9th July 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Regina (Bradley and Others) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and Others – Times Law Reports

Posted February 25th, 2008 in government departments, law reports, maladministration, pensions by sally

Regina (Bradley and Others) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and Others

Court of Appeal

“Where the Parliament Commissioner for Administration had found maladministration in a ministerial department, the minister was not entitled to reject that finding without good reason.”

The Times, 25th February 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

R (Bradley and others) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and others – WLR Daily

Posted February 11th, 2008 in government departments, law reports, maladministration, pensions by sally

R (Bradley and others) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and others; [2008] WLR (D) 38

“Where the Parliamentary Commissioner had found maladministration in a ministerial department, the Secretary of State, although not bound by the Commissioner’s decision, was not entitled to reject the Commissioner’s finding on the basis that he preferred another view which could not be categorised as irrational.”

WLR Daily, 8th February 2008

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Courts taking a firmer hand to stop weak cases dragging on – The Times

“Judges are increasingly willing to step in to stop another expensive disaster such as BCCI or Equitable Life.”

Full story

The Times, 2nd August 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

The ‘Supercase’ – Problems and Solutions: Reflections on BCCI and Equitable Life, by Sir Anthony Clarke, Master of the Rolls

The Supercase – Problems and Solutions: Reflections on BCCI and Equitable Life (PDF)

Speech by Sir Anthony Clarke, Master of the Rolls

KPMG Forensic’s Annual Law Lecture 2007

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk