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January 2008

  • Martyn Day, senior partner at law firm Leigh Day & Co, has announced that the Ministry of Defence has settled a claim for £3m and that the Government is to apologise to the Porton Down veterans in the House of Commons. 31 January 2008
  • On Monday Leigh Day obtained orders from the High Court for the release of two Algerian nationals who have been held in long term immigration detention with no prospect of release. The two men had been detained for periods of 15 and 17 months following completion of short criminal sentences and pending deportation to Algeria. 28 January 2008
  • Sean Humber, a partner in the human rights department at law firm Leigh Day, has secured an important victory which has implications for disabled prisoners. 28 January 2008
  • A cyclist has finally won his 3 year battle for compensation against the London Borough of Lambeth. 26 January 2008
  • Jim Sheridan, Scottish Labour MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire was involved in a debate in Parliament on 23 January 2008 about compensation for pleural plaques victims. 25 January 2008
  • British Cycling member Anthony Peart has successfully concluded his claim for personal injury compensation and consequential losses arising from an incident which occurred on 25th February 2007 10 January 2008
  • Psychiatric centre, Tottenham Mews, won a reprieve today thanks to the efforts of Richard Stein. 10 January 2008
  • Lawyers specialising in industrial diseases claims have successfully concluded a claim on behalf of Joanne Keeling who developed a serious allergy to latex whilst working in the police force. 9 January 2008
  • The Director of Public Prosecutions, recently introduced updated guidance produced by the CPS on bad driving following public consultation. 3 January 2008
  • The huge growth in holiday and business travel unfortunately also means that there are more people having accidents abroad. 1 January 2008
  • Suzanne White, solicitor in the clinical negligence team at law firm Leigh Day & Co, has concluded a successful claim against the Royal London Hospital after the death of her client’s baby.

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