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September 2004

  • Parents of a premature baby are challenging doctors for the right of their daughter to receive life-saving treatment. On Monday the judge agreed with Leigh Day's human rights lawyer Richard Stein that, unusually for a 'right to life' case, this should be heard in public. 29 September 2004
  • A group of local protesters under the name of ‘Residents Against Dibden Bay Port’ have succeeded in stopping the development of a huge new port on the coast of the New Forest. They were advised by Leigh Day’s Human Rights solicitor and judicial review specialist, Richard Stein. 28 September 2004
  • The Human Rights department have been successful in obtaining damages for individuals who have been mentally and sexually abused by their psychotherapist. The department is headed by Frances Swaine, leading Human Rights lawyer. 23 September 2004
  • A judge has given the charity ‘Council for National Parks’ the OK to bring a legal challenge to the decision of the National Parks Authority to give outline planning permission for a holiday camp on the Pembrokeshire Coast. 17 September 2004
  • Kate Staples approached Leigh, Day & Co to represent her in a claim against London Weekend Television regarding an accident she suffered whilst training for "Gladiators" - a popular Saturday evening show. 15 September 2004
  • City Cyclists, the London Cycling Campaign’s local group for the City of London, have won their legal challenge against the City of London Corporation who must now reconsider their earlier decision to scrap plans to introduce a 20mph zone. 8 September 2004
  • The Human Rights Department has recently begun to undertake judicial reviews in the field of asylum and immigration law. Jamie Beagent, human rights solicitor at Leigh Day has been handling the cases. 2 September 2004

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