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Leigh Day in the news 2018


January 2018

Disruptors need worker rules, too Reseller Hosting 9.1.18
Copyright, defamation, employment: how tech is disrupting every corner of the law Guardian 3.1.18
Focus: Why business isn’t tackling the gender pay gap Evening Standard 17.1.18
Harrassment in the workplace
Presidents Club party guest backed Theresa May’s Tory leader bid Observer 27.1.18
Presidents Club Scandal Prompts Calls For Change Over Use Of Gagging Orders On 'Vulnerable' Workers HuffPost 25.1.18
Equality Act there to protect employees from discrimination and harassment BT.com 24.1.18, Bailiwick Express 24.1.18, Wilshire Business 24.1.18 + widely in local press
BBC Radio 5 Tweet - Kiran Daurka was live with Adrian Chiles
Kiran Daurka discussed equal pay at the BBC with Adrian Chiles on BBC Radio5Live on 26.1.18
'It takes balls of steel': fighting UK supermarkets for equal pay Guardian 27.1.18
UK government loses appeal over ‘discriminatory’ judicial pensions scheme Scottish Legal News 30.1.18Irish Legal News 30.1.18LSG 29.1.17
Janitor jailed for 19 years for 'terrifying' abuse of schoolboys Devon Live 19.1.18
Boarding school janitor, 65, used cigarettes and alcohol to lure boys as young as 12 into his caravan in the 1970s and 80s then sexually assaulted them Mail online 22.1.18

Clinical negligence
How does your area rate for medical blunders? Map shows the worst places for misdiagnosis as it’s revealed the NHS has paid over a BILLION pounds in claims in six years Daily Mail 30.1.18, Express Digest 30.1.18
Almost 140 men have lost a 'healthy' testicle in six years due to NHS blunders - leading to £3 million being dished out in compensation Daily Mail 26.1.18, Express Digest 27.1.18

Ship breaking in Asia: profit at a price Asia Times 24.1.18
UK judge to hold historic hearing in Sierra Leone Ghana News Agency 30.1.18,
UK mining company faces landmark High Court case over alleged worker abuse in Sierra Leone Independent 29.1.18, The Patriotic Vanguard 28.1.18, African Planet 28.1.18, Times Brief 29.1.18
Silicosis trust has awarded quarter of R400m settlement to qualifying former mineworkers Creamer Media's Mining Weekly 10.1.18
Top ten developments in international law in 2017 OUP blog 8.1.17 Lungowe v.
Vendata: holding polluters to account in the UK courts
Kaloti's African gold shakes up EY in London Africa Intelligence 16.1.18

Human rights
How You Can Help 'Help Refugees' Sue The Government Refinery29 27.1.18, Campaigners win right to challenge ruling on Government plans for child refugees BT.com25.1.18
HSF client Cuadrilla gets green light to frack in Lancashire The Lawyer 16.1.18
Dying gran had 'do not resuscitate' order given by doctors without her or family knowing Mirror 15.1.18
London police station closures challenged BBC News 8.1.18, See you in court Sadiq... Mayor challenged over police stations Evening Standard 25.1.18
Residents association in judicial review challenge over estate redevelopment Local Government Lawyer 10.1.18, Inside Housing 11.1.18, Residents seek judicial review of Bath estate regeneration Planning Resource 9.1.18, Bath Chronicle 8.1.18, Foxhill residents challenge planning decision on at least three fronts Bath Chronicle 3.1.18
Health campaigners launch legal battle over NHS contract Huddersfield Daily Examiner 12.1.18

Product liability and consumer
MPs demand action on electrical white goods safety The Guardian 16.1.18 + Fire & Risk Management 16.1.18 + Yahoo Finance 16.1.18, Whirlpool Tumble Dryers Still Pose A Safety Risk To Consumers Consumer & Society 16.1.18
What Insurers Need To Know As Driverless Cars Hit UK Roads Law360 17.1.18
UK women launch legal action against Bayer over Essure sterilisation device BMJ 22.1.18
VW faces UK group legal action over emissions scandal FT 28.1.18
Volkswagen, Daimler and BMW face backlash over diesel fumes animal testing AMonline 30.1.18

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