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Leigh Day in the news 2016

December 2016 

Slavery and access to justice by Shanta Martin Open Democracy 2.12.16
Former FA chief approved 'gag' on Chelsea abuse victim Telegraph 2.12.16 + Brazil Business Today 3.12.16 
Ogoni: Tribal King Wants to Sue Shell Over Niger Delta Pollution UNPO 5.12.16, Ogoni king: Shell oil is killing my people Guardian 3.12.16 + GreenArea 4.12.16 + Exec Review 3.12.16

Gangmasters agree to pay more than £1m to settle modern slavery claim Guardian 20.12.16, Reuters 20.12.16 + World News Report 20.12.16 ‘We felt trapped’: Lithuanians trafficked to British chicken farms win landmark case Hindustan Times 20.12.16, Times 21.12.16, Trafficked chicken catchers get "substantial" payout in landmark UK case Daily Mail 20.12.16, The Sun Daily 21.12.16, Scottish Legal News 21.12.16, Evening Times 22.12.16, Kent online 21.12.16, Irish Legal News 21.12.16, Metro 21.12.16.
'Slavery' case chicken catchers win £1m payout BBC 21.12.16, Compensation payout Channel 4 News 22.12.16, The Peninsula 22.12.16

Why human rights now matter more than ever Open Democracy 10.12.16
It doesn't end here, say anti-fracking campaigners after court rejects challenge Thame Gazette 21.12.16 + Epsom Guardian 20.12.16, The Scarborough News 20.12.16, AOL 20.12.16

This is one of Jill’s cases: Disabled solicitor who 'faces the rest of his life in a wheelchair after being poisoned by doctors as a child' is suing drugs giant Glaxo for millions of pounds in damages Daily Mail 12.12.16
Tom Jervis spoke about Whirlpool tumble dryers BBC London News 28.12.16 (2:40) 

How the world of work changed in 2016 Guardian 28.12.16 The 10 most important employment law cases in 2016 Personnel Today 30.11.16
Tough gig: Making the gig economy work for everyone HR Magazine 13.12.16, Amazon penalises staff for taking sick days, investigation finds People Management 12.12.16,   Amazon accused of 'intolerable conditions' at Scottish warehouse Guardian 12.12.16 + Equities.com 11.12.16, MSN 12.12.16.
Uber launches appeal PHC Magazine 27.12.16, Uber racks up £1.6bn losses so far this year The Week 21.12.16, Uber appeals against ruling that its UK drivers are workers Business Matters 15.12.16  Guardian 14.12.16 + Bullfax 15.12.16 + Irish Times 14.12.16, Another 25 drivers sue Uber with 'hundreds more' expected  Legal Brief 14.12.16, City AM 12.12.16,  Barclays, Mortgages, Uber: Business news in brief Independent 13.12.16, More drivers joining case against Uber following legal victory Insurance Business 13.12.16
Dorchester hotel 'could be sued' over grooming rules for female staff Guardian 2.12.16 + HR Grapevine 5.12.16 
How to combat discrimination at work – live chat Guardian 4.12.16 
How Immigrants Are Leading the Fight for British Workers' Rights and Pay Vice 2.12.16 The Most Inspiring British LGBT People Of 2016 BuzzFeed 28.12.16 

Two years after a promising boxer was found hanged, his distraught mum is still fighting for answers MEN 4.12.16 

Corporate spy infiltrated anti-asbestos campaign, court told Guardian 8.12.16
Justice for Cyclists: inquiry seeks evidence from cyclists Road.cc 29.12.16 
Firm is fined £120k over plunge death man, 27, fell five floors down shaft after lift broke down at flats Manchester Evening News 27.12.16, Mirror 26.12.16, The Bolton News 23.12.16, Key 103 23.12.16, Daily Mail 26.12.16, ITV News 26.12.16, The Leyland Guardian 28.12.16
City of London confirms plans to ban vehicles from Bank junction Road.cc 2.12.16 
Government whiplash crackdown would also hit legitimate claims from cyclists say campaigners Road.cc 6.12.16

November 2016 

UK’s first class action on behalf of mobility scooter users The Complaining Cow blog 7.11.16

The Nigeria/Shell case attracted a lot of coverage in national and international press.  A sample here: Thousands of Nigerian fisherman sue Shell for destroying their communities Independent 24.11.16, Shanghai Daily 27.11.16, The Tide 28.11.16, Nigerians Sue Shell Over Decades Of Oil Pollution Opposing Views 29.11.16, Natural Gas World 21.11.16, Mail online 22.11.16, Shell sued in UK for 'decades of oil spills' in Nigeria Al Jazeera 22.11.16, The Nation 23.11.16 + iafrica 22.11.16, Rocket News 22.11.16, Yahoo 22.11.16, Buzz Feed 22.11.16, Oil Gas Daily 22.11.16, Global Times 23.11.16, The Christian Science Monitor 22.11.16, TCC 22.11.16, Energy Voice 23.11.16Shell case may launch wave of lawsuits Telegraph 19.11.16, Shell tries to stop Nigeria spill claims reaching English courts FT 22.11.16, Times 23.11.16, 40,000 Nigerians take Shell to UK court over oil spills FT 16.11.16, Telegraph 19.11.16, The Times 21.11.16
Sierra Leone ex-child soldiers threaten to sue British mercenary firm RT 19.11.16 Middle East Monitor 18.11.16, TVN 19.11.16, Ex-child soldiers to sue UK firm that hired them to be mercenaries in Iraq Guardian 18.11.16
Tories' hated bedroom tax defeated in Supreme Court giving hope to 600,000 families struggling to pay Daily Mirror 9.11.16, Champion 11.11.16,Yahoo 9.11.16, Guardian 9.11.16. FT 9.11.16, Express 9.11.16, Left Foot Forward 9.11.16,  Leigh Journal 10.11.16, Morning Star 10.11.16, Daily Mail 9.11.16, Welfare Weekly 9.11.16 + numerous local press
DWP face inquest into death of diabetic ex-soldier hit by cruel benefits sanction Welfare Weekly 8.11.16, Family of soldier David Clapson who died after benefit sanctions lodge formal demand for inquest Daily Mirror 1.11.16 + Capital Bay 1.11.16.  Partner Merry Varney also did an interview with her client on this case with BBC 3CR on 21.11.16
Cressingham Gardens Estate second judicial review at the High Court London News online 22.11.16 Judicial review hearing on the future of the Cressingham Gardens Estate begins today Brixton Buzz 15.11.16, Brixton Blog 15.11.16.
Challenges to Heathrow runway and HS2 to be hit by law lifting cap on legal costs Guardian 17.11.16
The government wants to make standing up for the environment ruinously expensive The Canary 18.11.16
Yorkshire village campaigners at High Court to fight fracking decision Yorkshire Post 22.11.16, iNews 22.11.16, Energy Voice 22.11.16,  Campaigners wear white rose of Yorkshire as they take fracking challenge to High Court The Northern Echo  22.11.16, Farmers Weekly 21.11.16, BBC News 22.11.16, Upstream 18.11.16. 2BR 18.11.16, The Northern Echo 19.11.16, Energy Voice 23.11.16 Villagers at High Court to challenge one of first applications against fracking Todmorden News 20.11.16

Companies House abandons plan to delete 2.5m public records Guardian 24.11.16

Judge orders compensation for Heacham woman Jill who contracted terminal cancer after being exposed to asbestos Eastern Daily Press 19.11.16
Whiplash changes could impact on cyclists, says lawyer BikeBiz 17.11.16, Cyclists will suffer as a result of government whiplash crackdown says law firm Road.cc 18.11.16, Cyclists injured by drivers will find it hard to claim compensation under new government proposals Cycling Weekly 18.11.16

Fast-tracking medical justice is problematic. Let’s prevent tragedies in the first place. Open Democracy 9.11.16

Industry's 'gig economy' guide Construction News 23.11.16. Workers take fight against ‘gig economy’ disrupters to court The Irish Times 19.11.16 
GMB union calls on HMRC to investigate Uber Economia 21.11.16 Yaseen Aslam from High Wycombe feels 'blessed' at support after landmark tribunal ruling against Uber Bucks Free Press 10.11.16, Ujah 8.11.16, EconoTimes 7.11.16, 7.11.16, Equilibrio Informativo 8.11.16, Economia 4.11.16, Uber faces hundreds more claims from drivers for holiday pay and wages after landmark ruling This is money 4.11.16, Share Case 4.11.16, The Conversation 4.11.16, Guardian 4.11.16  Uber faces hundreds more claims from drivers for holiday pay and wages after landmark ruling Daily Mail 4.11.16, Commercial Risk Europe 3.11.16, Uber faces huge UK tax liabilities if drivers not ‘self-employed’  FT 3.11.16.
Younger judges take government to court over pension cuts Guardian 15.11.16   Judges sue UK government over pension reform FT 15.11.16,  SJ 15.11.16, Scottish Legal News 15.11.16

October 2016 

The Uber judgment received blanket coverage in local, national, trade and international media.  A selection only below:
Deliveroo riders consider legal action following Uber ruling Road.cc 31.10.16, Uber worker ruling raises questions for food start-ups FT 31.10.16, Market Watch 28.10.16, IT Pro 31.10.16, Tribunal rules against Uber as Leigh Day takes on DLA Piper in landmark employee rights case Legal Business 28.10.16, ITV 28.10.16, BBC News 28.10.16, CIPD 28.10.16, Bloomberg 28.10.16, FT 28.10.16, Metro 28.10.16, CityAM 28.10.16, Guardian 28.10.16, The Sun 28.10.16, BBC News 28.10.16, Southport Visiter 28.10.16 + widely in local press,  Daily Mail 28.10.16, The Lawyer 28.10.16, Engadget 28.10.16, Yahoo 28.10.16, Employee Benefits 28.10.16, New Scientist 28.10.16, HRM New Zealand 31.10.16, This is Money 29.10.16, Wall Street Journal 28.10.16, Morning Star 29.10.16. paralegal Hayley Chapman wrote a blog explaining the judgment, The Uber Workers Rights Judgment In Plain English Rights Info 29.10.16. Associate Solicitor Nigel Mackay appeared on our screens and on many radio interviews, including on the Victoria Derbyshire show 28.10.16, and on a number of BBC news interviews. Gig economy offers risks and rewards for transgender workers FT 25.10.16
Chambers chief vows to defy 'abhorrent' foreign workers plan LSG 5.10.16
A legal decision on the status of Uber drivers is imminent City AM 12.10.16, What does Uber's employment case mean? BBC News 12.10.16
Self-employment status – who's next under the HMRC spotlight Guardian 20.10.16 + Exec Review 20.10.16
Tesco workers take company to court over alleged discrimination Guardian 16.10.16, Daily Mail 16.10.16, BBC News 16.10.16, The Press and Journal 16.10.16, Mirror 16.10.16, Old Hands Take Fight Against Stingy Employers TWinFM 21.10.16, CIPD 18.10.16, Domain-b.com 18.10.16, Employee Benefits 18.10.16  + widely in local press. 7000 female shop workers can compare their pay with male distribution centre workers HR Director 21.10.16, Engage Customer 25.10.16
School threatens to suspend transgender pupil for wearing girls’ uniform Metro 15.10.16, Buzz Feed News 15.10.16, 'I FEEL TRIUMPHANT' Transgender schoolgirl sent home for wearing the ‘wrong’ clothes wins legal battle after outpouring of support from pupils The Sun 18.10.16 Leigh Day Solicitor Alice Ramsay mentioned in the article. 
Firms pay in full on just half of tribunal claims Observer 16.10.16
Women workers at Asda can now proceed with equal pay claims, after tribunal result Brief Report 19.10.16, City AM 14.10.16, BBC News 14.10.16, Guardian 14.10.16, BT.com 14.10.16, Derby Telegraph 15.10.16, Sky News 14.10.16, The Business Desk 14.10.16, Herald Scotland 16.10.16, Share Cast 14.10.16, International Business Times 15.10.16, Independent 14.10.16, Times 15.10.16, Asda faces £100m bill in equal pay dispute Telegraph 14.10.16, LSG 14.10.16, We are the City 17.10.16,  Law Careers 18.10.16. Drapers 17.10.16, Recruiter 18.10.16 + widely in local press.
Associate Solicitor Lauren Lougheed was interviewed live on the BBC News channel and for BBC Radio Manchester, Partner Michael Newman was interviews on Sky News and Partner Chris Benson was interviewed on BBC Radio 5.
Argos agency staff get extra 80p an hour up to Christmas – if they don't go sick Guardian 17.10.16 

Whirlpool told to do more to ensure safety after tumble dryer blaze Guardian 6.10.16, Solicitor Tom Jervis appeared on ITV News London on 6.10.16 and BBC Breakfast 7.10.16 (7:11) to comment on the Shepherd's Bush tower block fire. Also covered in Get West London 7.10.16
UK consumer rights: all change please Times 20.10.16
Compensation claim for ‘overcharged’ Pride Mobility customers Which? 12.10.16
Fireball Halloween costumes could be putting 100,000 children at risk Mirror 20.10.16 + Daily Mail 20.10.16
Warning as video shows kids' Halloween costumes catching fire in three seconds Manchester Evening News 26.10.16

Date set for court challenge to ban British arms sales to Saudi Arabia Independent 28.10.16
LegalMatters: Your health and welfare - who will make decisions for you if you cannot? by Anna Moore Connect Autumn 2016 The Newsletter of The Encephalitis Society
How CS11 bike lane's supporters and opponents came face to face in Swiss Cottage Camden New Journal 12.10.16
Health Secretary to meet MP over Grantham A&E concerns Lincolnshire Reporter 12.10.16
Anti-Fracking campaigners in Lancashire launch legal challenge Rock FM 19.10.16 Preston campaigners launch legal challenge to fracking in Lancashire ITV 19.10.16, West Lancashire fracking challenged by Preston New Road Action Group Southport Visiter 20.10.16, Legal challenge to fracking decision Lancashire Evening Post 21.10.16, BBC radio Lancashire 19.10.16 interview with Rowan Smith on fracking (at c.90 minutes), Community challenges Cuadrilla fracking permission Upstream 20.10.16 + Upstreamonline 28.10.16 
200 children leave Calais camp for the UK TheVillagesSuntimes 26.10.16, Big news Network 27.10.16, News Gram 27.10.16, Voice of America 26.10.16, Observer 23.10.16,  Fate of Children in Doubt as Calais Camp Demolition Begins Voice of America 26.10.16 + South South News 26.10.16
Cressingham Gardens Estate temporarily saved from demolition after successful second legal challenge Brixton Buzz 26.10.16
Date set for court challenge to ban British arms sales to Saudi Arabia Independent 28.10.16

On 19.10.16 Partners Shanta Martin and Richard Meeran gave evidence to the Joint Select Committee on Human Rights as it looks into the UK’s compliance with international guidance on business and human rights. Available on YouTube. Richard also appeared as a panel member at the UN working group on a treaty on business and human rights on 27 and 28 October.

BBC Radio Kent covered the Houghton modern slavery case, Shanta was interviewed on the breakfast show 3.10.16 at 8:07 and the Medaille Trust spoke about our claimants at 7:05. She was also quoted in BBC Inside Out South East 3.10.16
Internee 91057: why Iraqi ‘bombmaker’ wants to have his day in a British court Observer 2.10.16
Joshua Rozenberg: The Leigh Day vs Ministry of Defence showdown explained Legal Cheek 24.10.16
Leigh Day prepares for Supreme Court battle with MoD Law Society Gazette 24.10.16
Supreme Court case reopens debate over battlefield human rights Guardian
Violence at Canadian-owned mines turns up heat on Trudeau to create new standards National Observer 31.10.16

Cyclist calls for more respect on the roads Northumberland Gazette 28.10.16

Know Your Rights:  Euro-Legal Handbook. Leigh Day co-sponsors of this textbook produced for The Encephalitis Society and promoted in their Autumn 2016 newsletter.
Partner Steve Jones spoke to BBC News Channel on 17.10.16 about proposed changes to the way compensation is paid to survivors of medical accidents.

September 2016 

Legal 500 leading individuals - full list for North West The Business Desk 15.9.16
Pill death: Newport woman's family backs referral of GP in tragic case to the GMC Shropshire Star 31.8.16

315-mile Strava art in support of London Air Ambulance Road.cc 28.9.16 + Law firm cyclists create 500km Strava art in aid of London Air Ambulance Cycling Weekly 28.9.16
Wrexham woman vows to continue father's fight over factory asbestos claim Daily Post 31.8.16
Zane Gbangbola Inquest: Timeline shows parent's plight to reveal truth about how son died Get Surrey 7.9.16
War on Modern Slavery Continues The National Law Review 6.9.16 Reference to DJ Houghton case. Food firms should check agencies to stop slavery Food Manufacture 7.9.16 
Trafigura, Vitol and BP exporting dirty diesel to Africa, says Swiss NGO Guardian 15.9.16 
Britain's MI6 intelligence agency to get 40 percent more spies: BBC says Egypt Independent 22.9.16
Former Suffolk teacher jailed for 29 years for child sex abuse Bury Free Press 9.9.16 + Haverhill Echo 9.9.16

Government urged to press for recall of faulty tumble dryers over fire risk Guardian 13.9.16, Have you got a 'killer' tumble dryer Guardian 24.9.16, London News online 14.9.16
VW under fire as only 1 in 10 cars affected by emissions scandal fixed Telegraph 19.9.16, This is Money 19.9.16 + very widely in local press, Independent 18.9.16

Gene wrote an article for the August/September 2016 issues of Farmers’ Mart Magazine on the topic of sheep dip, Lawyers repeat call for a public inquiry
Bid to raise £20k to fight Horton maternity downgrade Banbury Guardian 7.9.16
Contaminated NHS blood victim Alex Smith launches 'injustice' claim BBC News 8.9.16
Daughter of activist held in Ethiopia fails in challenge to Government approach The Scarborough 7.9.16
Move to downgrade maternity services at Horton hospital faces new challenges Oxford Mail 23.9.16
Thousands protest against overnight closure of Grantham A&E Lincolnshire Reporter 3.9.16, Local Government Lawyer 30.8.16, NHE 1.9.16, Grantham Journal 1.9.16,Lincolnshire Reporter 1.9.16, Grantham A&E campaigners may reconsider taking legal action against hospitals trust Grantham Journal 23.9.16, Grantham Journal 22.9.16, Grantham Journal 9.9.16
Council U-turn means adventure playgrounds may not be demolished Watford Observer 22.9.16. Rowan Smith was interviewed about the case by Three Counties BBC Radio on 27.9.16.
Rendition victims challenge decision not to prosecute MI6 officer Guardian 11.9.16 
Court date set for North Yorkshire fracking hearing York Press 6.9.16 + Minster FM 5.9.16

Uber drivers must go it alone in battle for employee rights, says court Independent 8.9.16, FT 13.9.16, When your boss is an algorithm FT 8.9.16
GMB launches legal proceedings against Addison Lee over unfair dismissal claims Fleet News 31.8.16, PHCmag.com 4.9.16
Market focus: retail LSG 19.9.16
Met police officers 'expect to be victimised' for reporting discrimination, watchdog finds Croydon Advertiser 14.9.16
Ongoing legal cases could impact employers' pay and benefits strategies Employee Benefits 20.9.16

August 2016 

Leigh Day Manchester reaches major milestone Manchester Evening News 4.8.16; Lawyers in the public interest New Law Journal 23.8.16
Deliveroo couriers demonstrate against new contract Guardian 11.8.16 + Hunt News 11.8.16 + Road.cc 12.8.16. Nearly 200 employers named and shamed for failing to pay minimum wage CIPD 12.8.16, Gig economy comes under pressure to share the good times with its workers International Business Times 17.8.16 GMB Launches Addison Lee Legal Proceedings Public Now 30.8.16, Morning Star 31.8.16, + Fleet News 31.8.16
Pill death: Newport woman's family backs referral of GP in tragic case to the GMC Shropshire Star 31.8.16

Ying Tao inquest: police asked to reconsider lorry driver prosecution BikeBiz10.8.16 + Passers-by blocked road to protect cyclist after collision at Bank junction Road.cc 16.8.16 
Marathon runner condemns sentence of driver after she loses leg in cycling crash News & Star 19.8.16, Guardian 19.8.16, Cyclist who lost leg ‘hugely disappointed’ by driver’s £625 fine Road.cc 19.8.16, Evening Standard 19.8.16  Enfield Independent 20.8.16 + widely in local press Newsgrio 19.8.16, Capital Bay News 20.8.16, Daily Mail 20.8.16, ITV News 19.8.16, The Sun 19.8.16
Wrexham woman vows to continue father's fight over factory asbestos claim Daily Post 31.8.16
Checks are needed on agencies to stop slavery Food Manufacture 1.9.16;
Indemnisation des victimes de déchets toxiques d’Abidjan : Trafigura, Cabinet Leigh Day, associations, voici toute la vérité ! Cotedivoire.news 23.8.16
Mau Mau case lawyer calls for efforts not to forget dark history YON - Yonhap News Agency of Korea 4.8.16
Uncovering the brutal truth about the British empire Guardian 18.8.16
Pédophilie au Royaume-Uni: démission de la juge chargée d’une vaste enquête Infos d'Almanar 5.8.16 + Alison Millar was interviewed by BBC News 24 on 5.8.16 about the resignation of the chair of sexual abuse inquiry, Judging the judges SJ 9.8.16
Blog from president of the Law Society refers to Shanta’s Houghton case. Business and human rights 8.8.16

Why letting agents should not charge fees to tenant The Landlord law blog 9.8.16
Jill’s team instructed following this fire: Fire crews extinguish blaze at Shepherd's Bush tower block Guardian 19.8.16

Cressingham Gardens residents granted permission for second judicial review against Lambeth Council Brixton Buzz 25.8.16, + London news online 30.8.16
Lincs trust to face legal challenge over A&E closure Nursing Times 24.8.16 + Grantham Journal 23.8.16, Local Government Lawyer 30.8.16
Redevelopment of Shepherd's Bush Market Unlikely To Go Ahead Londonist 3.8.16 + Shepherds Bush W12.com 8.8.16
Alaa Abd El Fattah Must Be Released, Says UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention Before It's news 10.8.16

July 2016 

Kinesis seeks more owners in ongoing fork recall Bike Radar 8.7.16 
Hausfeld teams up with Irish firm on first European discovery order against VW The Lawyer 21.7.16
Mobilising competition class actions in the UK JD Supra 5.7.16
Quinn Emanuel launches £19bn class action against MasterCard The Lawyer 6.7.16
Former platinum workers bid to challenge firm at Supreme Court The Guardian 11.7.16
Inquest to begin into death of London cyclist, Ying Tao Bike Biz 26.7.16 + Evening Standard 27.7.16 + Moment cyclist Ying Tao is hit by lorry at Bank, as grieving husband calls for driver to face prosecution Evening Standard 29.7.16The Sun 29.7.16Daily Mail 29.7.16Road.cc 29.7.16, Husband wants police to reopen their investigation into the death of his wife after she was 'sucked' under lorry Telegraph 29.7.16
Driver who paralysed 72-year old cyclist fined £80 Road.cc 21.7.16

Partner Suzanne White represented the family of Charlotte at the inquest into her death. Young woman died from blood clot after taking contraceptive pill, inquest rules ITV News 28.7.16, Capital Bay 28.7.16 + Daily Mail 28.7.16

International criminal court investigates human rights abuses by British forces in Iraq The Intercept 8.7.16Popular Resistance 12.7.16 + Green Watch 10.7.16 
Peruvian community sue Xstrata in UK for alleged responsibility for deaths & injuries of protestors opposing mining activities Business & Human Rights Resource Centre 22.7.16 + La Republica 23.7.16, Linklaters escapes ‘unprecedented’ disclosure order LSG 29.7.16
Martyn quoted in Palestinian 'long shot' legal fight over 1917 British declaration Mail online 29.7.16Gulf News Palestine 30.7.16 + The International News 30.7.16

New government must tackle ‘dying’ legal aid system SJ 14.7.16
Tribunal fee rise is a threat to migrants’ rights Guardian 11.7.16 
Campaigners take legal action over fracking in Ryedale Yorkshire Post 7.7.16
Alaa Abd El Fattah Must Be Released, Says UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention Electronic Frontier Foundation 5.7.16 
Judicial review of arms sales to Saudi amid claims bombs made in Fife are being used in war crimes The National 4.7.16Independent 1.7.16, World News Report 1.7.16, One World 1.7.16, RINF 1.7.16, Press TV 1.7.16, MSN 30.6.16, Buzz Feed 30.6.16, The Brief 1.7.16, World News Report 1.7.16 

To succeed in law: Think outside of the box St Lucia Times 20.7.16
Care workers fight for equal pay We Are The City 27.7.16,  GMB Adds Three Employers to Avery Homes High Court Claim For Equal Pay Ambulance Today 27.7.16
Delivery firm bans staff from employment tribunals HC online 26.7.16, UK Human Rights blog 26.7.16Independent 25.7.16Business Insider 25.7.16HR Grapevine 25.7.16, Deliveroo workers' contracts ban access to employment tribunals Guardian 25.7.16 
GMB Tribunal For Workers' Rights At Uber GMB 14.7.16, Evening Standard 20.7.16Guardian 19.7.16Management Today 20.7.16PR Week 19.7.16Independent 21.7.16BBC News 20.7.16, CityAM 20.7.16, This is Money 16.7.16CIPD 20.7.16Sky News 20.7.16SMEBiz 25.7.16Bdaily 20.7.16Fortune 19.7.16, Uber faces tribunal over employment status HRM Canada 22.7.16

Under the guise of ‘flexibility’, Hermes is delivering a raw deal for its workers Guardian 19.7.16
Three New Employers In Avery Equal Pay Claim GMB 26.7.16
Five important employment law cases in 2016… and five more to come Personnel Today 21.7.16  Includes two Leigh Day cases.

June 2016 

Migrants from UK urged to give evidence to child abuse inquiry Guardian 13.6.16.
Public need answers in 'shocking' MI6 rendition scandal, says senior Tory Guardian 1.6.16.
The Alchemy of Business & Human Rights (Part V): The Culture of Change Huffington Post 1.6.16.
Girl, 9, sues the government over Holloway father being held on death row Islington Tribune 3.6.16.
Brits in the Netherlands consider ‘going Dutch’ to beat a Brexit Expatica 6.6.16.
Election watchdog admits 3,462 foreign voters were sent polling cards for the referendum despite it being ILLEGAL for them to take part  Mail on Sunday 4.6.16.
British arms exports to Saudi Arabia to be scrutinised in high court Guardian 30.6.16 , Sputnik News 30.6.16, High Court to consider legal challenge on arms to Saudi Arabia Ekklesia 20.6.16 + One World News 20.6.16,  Ending UK Complicity in Saudi Violence Huffington Politics 28.6.16.

Legal aid battle over disputed CO death Environmental Health News 8.6.16.

Nigeria finally starts clean up of oil pollution FT 2.6.16 + Naija247 3.6.16 + The Nation 13.6.16.

Law Centre welcomes English court ruling on human trafficking Irish Legal News 16.6.16, Food Manufacture 14.6.16, Food Manufacture 14.6.16, Farmers Weekly 13.6.16. Lithuanians trafficked to British chicken farms win landmark civil case Thomson Reuters Foundation News 10.6.16, Civil Litigation Brief 10.6.16, Chicken catchers win claim against Maidstone gangmaster BBC News 10.6.16, London South East 10.6.16, Qatar Tribune 11.6.16, Guardian 10.6.16 + Exec Review 10.6.16, Kent Online 10.6.16, Reuters 10.6.16, New York Times 10.6.16, The Brief 13.6.16, The Times 11.6.16, 15minlt 10.6.16, Alfa.lt 10.6.16, Lietuvosdiena 10.6.16, Trend 10.6.16, Topky 10.6.16, Hertfordshire Campaigners Call For Greater Action On 'Modern-Day Slavery' BOBFM 23.6.16.
ZCCM-IH sues KCM to recover US$100 million in dues Zambian Eye 11.6.16.
‘If you speak out you die’ say Colombian villagers fighting death squads and oil giants The Scotsman 28.6.16.
Mining companies are using delay tactics in a bid to slice silicosis payout costs by Richard Meeran Mail & Guardian 28.6.16.

Cycle couriers take on the big boys in battle for living wage Evening Standard 1.6.16.
ADSA’s female employees kick off equal pay court case We Are the City 3.6.16. Asda fails to block ‘landmark’ equal pay tribunal CIPD 23.6.16.
Councils flex their muscles over minimum wage Times 27.6.16.
Why Uber’s capital costs will creep ever higher FT 3.6.16.

Coroner: Baby's death was not down to hospital neglect Express & Star 18.6.16.
Margaret Gleeson: Coroner to write to government amid weekend staffing fears BBC News 22.6.16, Oxford Mail 22.6.16 and widely in local press, Daily Mail 23.6.16, Daily Mirror 23.6.16, Manchester Evening News 23.6.16, Wigan Today 23.6.16.

Cyclist died after carbon forks separated, Coroner rules Cycling Weekly 3.6.16 Sible Hedingham cyclist, Jonathan Weatherley, dies after falling off a bike which had a major fault Daily Gazette 2.6.16 + Maldon Standard 2.6.16, East Anglian Daily Time 2.6.16, Bike Biz 2.6.16, Express 2.6.16, road.cc 2.6.16.
Small mistakes in health and safety law can prove very expensive for the channel. Adam Bernstein explores the legal issues surrounding product recalls MicroScope 6.6.16.
How greedy agents are being challenged by their landlords Landlord Law Blog 20.6.16.
Why VW owners get $10,000 in U.S., but a bit of pipe in the EU Auto News 29.6.16 BD Live 30.6.16., Integrated Internet Solutions 29.6.16, Bloomberg 28.6.16

May 2016 

Tesco payout after race discrimination allegation at Maida Vale branch Get West London 17.5.16. Tesco pay out for race discrimination claim The HR Director 5.5.16, Technology Champ, Metro 4.5.16, Ham & High 4.5.16, Morning Star 4.5.16, Daily Mail 4.5.16, International Business Times 4.5.16, Telegraph 3.5.16, The Voice 3.5.16
Victory in union's construction ‘blacklist’ battle LSG 16.5.16 
Vicarious liability: there's an app for that by Nigel Mackay Journal of Personal Injury Law 2016 2 p.90-94
GMB Protest 24th May At Avery Care Home Noodls 23.5.16
Suzanne White wrote an article on ‘Never Events’ in the Medico Legal Journal (2016 issue 1)
Leigh Day strengthens team in Manchester Manchester Evening News 25.5.16 + The Business Desk 25.5.16
Solicitors Journal Award winners revealed SJ 26.5.15. The judges said:
“Leigh Day's ground-breaking work with people suffering from asbestos-related diseases, including achieving the highest compensation award for pain and suffering in mesothelioma cases to date in Ghoorah, saw it take home the award for Personal Injury team of the year.
Particularly impressive was the judicial review challenge to government legislation that would have seen mesothelioma sufferers charged £10,000 to begin court proceedings, in which the firm took on the Lord Chancellor, Michael Gove and was successful.”
Also reported in Legal Voice 27.5.16
Determining an employer’s liability for injury SJ 24.5.16
Clyde & Co Global Legacy Claims Conference 2016 All About Shipping 31.5.16
UK Sponsors Torture, Killing and Big Business in Colombia teleSUR 26.5.16
Zambian villagers take mining giant Vedanta to court in UK over toxic leaks Mining online 26.5.16, Creamer Media's Mining Weekly 27.5.16, Post Zambia 29.5.16, AudioBoom 27.5.16, Exec Review 27.5.16, Engineering News 27.5.16
London High Court to hear Mau Mau case Legal Brief 23.5.16  RINF 25.5.16
RT 23.5.16 Mau Mau lawsuit due to begin at high court Guardian 22.5.16  'We are the Mau Mau’: Kenyans share stories of torture Rocket News 5.5.16 + EZSPK 5.5.16
UK government criticised for ongoing delay in farm poisoning case Guardian 18.5.16
Samburu rape victims strive for justice Watch Blacknet 10.5.16 + Blacknet 15.5.16
Silicosis: Blows for mining industry Financial Mail 26.5.16, IOL 23.5.15  We’re happy to win – silicosis sufferer The Citizen 14.5.16, Miners in class action suit may have to wait four years for money Business Day Live 20.5.16, ANN7.com 23.5.16, SNL 20.5.16, Bloomberg 20.5.16, Silicosis class action – SA’s Big Tobacco Mineweb 19.5.16 +  Moneyweb 19.5.16

Product liability and consumer law
Chris Haan was interviewed on All about Property with Gabby Logan on 15.5.16 (at 38:50) talking about the Foxtons case.
Fire-risk tumble dryers 'must be recalled': Manufacturer of appliances linked to 750 blazes criticised by trading standards who say they are putting lives at risk Daily Mail 31.5.16, The kitchen appliances that burst into flames – and the struggle to replace them Guardian 30.5.16.
Patients crippled by artificial metal hips to sue health giants for millions over defective implants Daily Mail 29.5.16, Wisbech Standard 30.5.16 + local press.
Campaigners aim to block bill of rights law Times Brief 18.5.16
Betrayal of the brave: Now judges block bid to give Afghan heroes sanctuary
Daily Mail 10.5.16  The Sun 9.5.16, The Times 9.5.16, RT 9.5.16, BC Indian 10.5.16, Telegraph 9.5.16, International Business Times 9.5.16, Portsmouth News 9.5.16 and widely reported in local press. 
Tobacco Companies' Legal Challenge to Standardised Tobacco Packaging Fails: Other Countries to Follow UK Lead ASH 19.5.16. All go for plain packaging CDR 25.5.16.
Britons lose vote appeal The Connexion 24.5.16, The Brief 25.5.16, NLJ 23.5.16 Legal Cheek 24.5.16, British emigrants' battle for EU referendum vote goes to supreme court Guardian 20.5.16, BBC News 20.5.16, Guardian 20.5.16, British expats lose second challenge over Brexit vote  FT 20.5.16, Arab Times 21.5.16, SJ 20.5.16, Telegraph 20.5.16 , Appeal date set on expat votes The Connexion 6.5.16 Brexit will leave 2 million Britons in legal limbo abroad, say peers Guardian 4.5.16, SJ 3.5.16, The Courier 3.5.16, The Journal 3.5.16,
Do not resuscitate orders 'being imposed without consent of families' Leigh Journal 4.5.16 + widely in UK local press + BT.com 2.5.16, Care Appointments 3.5.16

Damning evidence exposes BP’s interference at museum Blue & Green 3.5.16
Tainted blood victims to take 'legal action' after unfair contamination payouts Express 7.5.16 
Legal Challenge Over Children's Mental Health Sky News 15.5.16, Free Radio 15.5.16 + Star Radio 15.5.16 
London HIV clinic fined £180,000 for revealing service users' names Guardian 9.5.16, Daily Mail 9.5.16 + Pink News 9.5.16

April 2016 

British doctors highlight 'unacceptably high revision rate' for hip implant AOL 29.4.16, Bailiwick Express 29.4.16, Leigh Journal 29.4.16 + Times 29.4.16. BT 29.4.16 

VW to take USD 18 billion hit as German car makers face recall Tri-County Sun Times 27.4.16,  NYSE Post 28.4.16, Bonham Journal 22.4.16Daily Times 22.4.16, WRBI 22.4.16, Telegraph 22.4.16 ABC News 22.4.16, The Daily Chappaqua 25.4.16, The Indian Panorama 23.4.16, NYSE Post 24.4.16, Financial Spots 25.4.16, Of VW, cheating and my car The Birmingham Press 23.4.16, Tri-County Sun Times 27.4.16.

British expats to continue with legal challenge over EU referendum vote Telegraph 28.4.16. Lose High Court Brexit vote case but seek leave to appeal SJ 28.4.16, The Loca   l 28.4.16The Connexion 28.4.16

Parkrun Is a Globally Successful Initiative - That's Why We Have to Fight to Keep It Free The Huffington Post 14.4.16 
Call for action over 'hospitals seen as homes' BBC 15.4.16 + Care Management Matters 19.4.16
UK license’s £2.8bn of arms sales to Saudis since kingdom entered Yemen war Yemen News 20.4.16Guardian 19.4.16 + Customs Today 20.4.16, One World 20.4.16

Clare Campbell represented the mother of a man who fell to his death down a lift shaft, Jury delivers 'accidental death' verdict in lift shaft fall inquest The Bolton News 7.4.16. Clare was also interviewed on Granada Reports on 19.4.16 on this.

Uber launches controversial service in Southampton Hampshire Chronicle 8.4.16
  Cycle courier case ‘could challenge concept of the gig economy’ CIPD 22.4.16 

Shanta Martin was interviewed on BBC South East news about her modern slavery case BBC 14.4.16. Ten more migrants sue Maidstone gangmaster BBC News 14.4.16 Interview with Shanta (c. 4 minutes in). 

Nichola Marshal and Rebekah Read settle abuse claims, Victims of paedophile teacher get payout from former school Western Daily Press 6.4.16, Malvern Gazette 6.4.16Victims of paedophile teacher get payout from former school PA 6.4.16Mail online 6.4.16 + Belfast Telegraph 6.4.16
The Times Lawyer of the week: Zanele Mbuyisa Times 14.4.16
Leigh Day, Vedanta to argue jurisdiction of class action Creamer's Mining Weekly 11.4.16. Mining giant Vedanta argues UK court should not hear Zambia pollution case Guardian 12.4.16, Sadoc 11.4.16The Wilmington Journal 12.4.16Lusaka Times 11.4.16UK mining giant challenges jurisdiction of Zambian farmers’ legal action Solicitors Journals 11.4.16ADVFN.com 11.4.16Engineering News 11.4.16.

Parents call for greater awareness of combined pill risks after daughters' death ITV 28.4.16 reference to Suzanne White's inquest case.

​March 2016

Extensive coverage in national, international and trade press of a new claim in Nigeria: Níger: Los vertidos de Shell Proceso 16.3.16, Shell Oil faces a lawsuit in the UK over oil spills in Nigeria PRI 27.3.16, WBFO.org 27.3.16

This Day Live 3.3.16, London law form Leigh Day files two cases against Shell on behalf of Ogoni communities  Nigerian Watch 3.3.16, Wall Street Journal 2.3.16, RT.com 3.3.16, Bloomberg 3.3.16, Mint Press News 3.3.16, Petro Global News 3.3.16Africa Review 2.3.16, Africa News 2.3.16,  Democratic Underground 1.3.16, KBTV 2.3.16, Kazakh TV 2.3.16, Rocket News 1.3.16, Bloomberg 1.3.16, International Business Times 2.3.16,

British Airways agrees to pay victims of pilot’s abuse Times 5.3.16, Legal Brief 7.3.16, TR Weekly 7.3.16, Gulf Today 6.3.16, Standard Digital 5.3.16, AllAfrica 5.3.16, British Airways payout to African children 'abused' by its pilot ITV 4.3.16, New Telegraph 4.3.16, Travel Mole 4.3.16, Rocket News 4.3.16Ukzambians 4.3.16, TTG 4.3.16

Extensive coverage of silicosis settlement: Mine bosses must cough up City Press 3.4.16 by Richard Meeran and Zanele Mbuyisa, CP Africa 2.4.16, Miners' silicosis win paves way for industry compensation scheme Mail & Guardian 11.3.16, TUC - Risks 742 - 12 March 2016 South African gold miners awarded £22m in compensation Guardian 5.3.16, Mail online 5.3.16,The New Age 7.3.16. Algeria Times 6.3.16,

Survivor of tumble dryer-linked fire which killed his partner slams manufacturer for not revealing when electrical faults were first discovered Mail online 5.3.16 + Daily Post 5.3.16
Pensioners angry at 'price fixing' on mobility scooters launch the UK's first class action lawsuit that could open the floodgates for campaigning consumers Mail online 5.3.16,  

Half of the British public think David Cameron should QUIT as PM if the UK votes to leave the EU, but he was given a boost as a new poll hands 8 point lead to the In camp Daily Mail 30.3.16, Daily Mail 30.3.16, Daily Mail 29.3.16, Olive Press 19.3.16, Round Town News 18.3.16. Expats seek right to vote in EU referendum LSG 21.3.16, Expat Forum 17.3.16, EU referendum could be DELAYED as British expats launch legal bid over decision to bar them from voting Daily Mail 15.3.16, BBC News 15.3.16, The Connexion 15.3.16, Guardian 15.3.16,
This man died 18 days after his benefits were stopped. Now his sister wants the DWP to stop the suffering Independent 9.3.16 + Independent 4.3.16

Will new guidelines improve health and safety compliance? SJ 24.3.16

Devon carer urges others to take legal action after £1,250 award Plymouth Herald 17.3.16 + widely in local press, Independent 17.3.16, The Justice Gap 17.3.16, Daily Mail 18.3.16, BBC News 17.3.16 + BBC local radio 17.3.16, Rocket News 16.3.16. Mirror 23.3.16, Local Government Lawyer 18.3.16, GMB 21.3.16 + Bloomberg Business 21.3.16.

GMB union takes on care home provider over equal pay claim Nursing Times 24.3.16, Female care staff launch High Court bid for equal pay Sunderland Echo 22.3.16 + in local press, The Visitor 22.3.16, Legal proceedings begin against care home operator over equal pay for women Care Industry News 24.3.16

February 2016
Yeovil teenager whose tumble dryer exploded struggling to make a claim with manufacturer Western Gazette 24.2.16, Tumble dryer firms could be fined millions Birmingham Mail 12.2.16, Daily Mirror 10.2.16 + 15.2.16, After tumble dryer fires what did Hotpoint, Indesit and Creda makers know and when?  Daily Mirror 10.2.16

‘Bedroom Tax’ legal challenge at the Supreme Court All Together Now 29.2.16, MSN 28.2.16, Manchester Evening News 28.2.16, ITV 29.2.16, Guardian 29.2.16, Care Management Matters 29.2.16

End-of-life form could leave vulnerable at risk, say doctors: Fears patients could be left to die because new Do Not Resuscitate document is too complicated Daily Mail 18.2.16 + Nursing Times 18.2.16
Lizzie Armitstead, Ian Emmerson OBE and Bill Owen were among those to receive awards at British Cycling’s 2016 Annual Awards dinner on Saturday British Cycling 15.2.16 

Parents to sue hotel after son suffers life-changing injury from 'exploding patio door' Express 16.2.16, Daily Mail 16.2.16
Landlords battle Foxtons over 'hidden' fees which saw man charged £600 for new light Evening Standard 25.2.16 + Letting Agent Today 26.2.16, Foxtons served with “letter of claim”  Landlord Today 29.2.16, Letting Agent Today 29.2.16, The Sun 28.2.16, Telegraph 26.2.16, Mail 26.2.16, Mirror 26.2.16
Companies to publish gender pay gap under new government initiative Business Reporter 12.2.16 + Business Quarter 12.2.16, Poll: Do you think there is a gender pay gap in your workplace? Norwich Evening News 12.2.16, Wales online 12.2.16, Yorkshire Post 12.2.16, STV 12.2.16, Western Daily Press 12.2.16, Wharfedale Observer 12.2.16

The story of Uber proves that everyone needs unions Left Foot Forward 8.2.16
Uber: Underpaid, assaulted and disillusioned UK drivers file lawsuit exposing dark side of company International Business Times 18.2.16 + MSN 19.2.16

100 women receive settlement after county council equal pay challenge Western Telegraph 9.2.16 + in local press, Justice at last for female employees The Pembrokeshire Herald 24.2.16

January 2016

Secure training centre director quits amid abuse claims probe Beverley Guardian 26.1.16 + extensive local press. Managerial oversight blamed for inmate abuse at Medway secure training centre Care Appointments 26.1.16, 3.  Independent body to oversee scandal-hit Medway youth facility Guardian 26.1.16, All child jailers should have body-worn cameras after G4S Medway scandal, says watchdog Telegraph 26.1.16 + Alison spoke to BBC News 26.1.16, Fifth man arrested over abuse claims at G4s-run young offender facility  Guardian 14.1.16, West Sussex County Times 14.1.16 + widely in local press, Four held in child abuse probe after Medway Secure Training Centre claims Tewkesbury Magazine 13.1.16, Fifth man arrested over abuse claims at G4S secure training centre Littlehampton Gazette 14.1.16 + local press. 
UK urged to stop arming Saudi Arabia One World News 4.1.16, BuzzFeed News 4.1.16

VW admits it cheated in U.S. but not Europe  The Columbus Dispatch 21.1.16, Automotive News 21.1.16, New York Times 21.1.16,  Mirror 19.1.16
Patients given hip implants made the wrong size MSN 24.1.16 + Patients given hip implants made the wrong size Telegraph 24.1.16, Thousands of hip replacement patients left with crippling pain after being given WRONG SIZE implants Mirror 25.1.16

Family of disabled grandson: 'Bedroom tax unfair' BBC News 27.1.16 Ugo was interviewed on BBC News at Five.

Six figure compensation claim for children of dead C-section mother Frances Cappuccini Telegraph 29.1.16 

Michael Newman quoted in Gender Pay Reporting Should Apply To Small Companies Too, Say Experts BuzzFeed News 26.1.16

The spycops experiment: from blacklisting agents to social pariahs – and next? (UK) Before it's news 5.1.16

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