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Leigh Day in the news 2018

July 2018

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Product liability and consumer
Battle lines drawn as papers filed in VW case LSG 9.7.18, Judge criticises ‘generally unhelpful’ firm over application in VW case LSG 31.7.18
Clinical negligence
@littelmissileo Tweet
Top 10 most read stories: 12-18 July 2018: Leigh Day announces first 1,000 equal pay claims against Tesco Employee Benefits 19.7.18

Amazon Prime Day CHAOS: Thousands of Spanish warehouse workers strike in protest over fair wages and working conditions, with Amazon staff in Germany and Poland set to follow suit Daily Mail 17.7.18
Employment lawyer Annie Powell
Employment lawyer Annie Powell
Lawyer in the news: Annie Powell LSG 9.7.18
Deliveroo proposed a 'charter' to make its workers' rights problem go away Business Insider 23.7.18The Caterer 23.7.18, Aylesbury Deliveroo riders secure victory for workers’ rights The Bucks Herald 6.7.18Digit 3.7.18
Tesco staff lodge 1,000 equal pay claims Recruiting Times 16.7.18European Supermarket Magazine 13.7.18Mirror 13.7.18, Tesco staff file 1,000 equal pay claims Personnel Today 13.7.18, Law firms launch Ticketmaster, Tesco and Glencore group actions Legal Futures 12.7.18, Leigh Day announces first 1,000 equal pay claims against Tesco Employee Benefits 12.7.18London Loves Business 12.7.18, Tesco could face £4bn compensation bill after law firm reveals 1,000 equal pay claims Independent 11.7.18, Equal pay claims could cost Tesco £4bn The Times 12.7.18Guardian 11.7.18 + ExecReview 11.7.18 + Food Industry Magazine 11.7.18CityAM 11.7.18, Tesco Slammed With £4bn Equal Pay Bill Finance 11.7.18
Tesco faces £4bn equal pay bill London Loves Business 12.7.18, Tesco’s £4bn equal pay challenge inches closer as claimants grow to 1000 Retail Gazette 12.7.18

Human rights
CCTV camera
Rights group launches legal challenge over London cops' use of facial recognition tech The Register 26.7.18, Risk UK 26.7.18, Police use of ‘Orwellian’ facial recognition cameras in legal challenge Telegraph 25.7.18, Daily Sabah 25.7.18
Government to pay thousands to disabled men who had benefits cut Guardian 31.7.18, Mirror 31.7.18, The Canary 31.7.18
Woman killed herself after series of NHS trust errors, jury finds Guardian 25.7.18
Court to hear challenge against cap on number of child refugees allowed into UK Belfast Telegraph 25.7.18, Irish Examiner 25.7.18, HuffPost 25.7.18
AOL 24.7.18 + very widely in local press, Appeal to re-assess Dubs scheme consultation opens Times 25.7.18
Decision to close 36 police stations in London lawful, Divisional Court rules  Local Government Lawyer 24.7.18, BBC News 20.7.18, Telegraph 20.7.18, Beaten lecturer loses fight to stop closure of dozens of London police stations The Chester Standard 20.7.18 + widely in local press, Metro 20.7.18, Express 20.7.18
Sadiq Khan’s closure of Wimbledon police station is unlawful, High Court rules Times 20.7.18, Independent 20.7.18.
This Teenager's Family Say That She Was Failed By Mental Health Services, And Should Still Be Alive Today BuzzFeed 21.7.18
Supreme Court hearing on local authorities’ liability for child abuse UK Human Rights Blog 15.7.18
Bath council ordered to pay £14,000 to Foxhill resident who won court case Somerset Live 9.7.18
Facebook is facing multiple class action lawsuits over the Cambridge Analytica scandal Business Insider 11.7.18, Times 12.7.18.
Supreme Court to consider role of councils in protecting vulnerable children Care Appointments 16.7.18, Morning Star 16.7.18, Supreme Court hearing on local authorities’ liability for child abuse UK Human Rights Blog 15.7.18
Personal injury
Back Up trust tweet
Célia Demarchi Frontiers in Traumatic Brain Injury tweet
When Vivienne Swain washed her husband's overalls she never could have imagined fatal consequences Manchester Evening news 8.7.18
Coast to coast tweet for air ambulance tweet

Glencore Drops After U.S. Orders Documents in Corruption Probe Swiss Info 3.7.18Bloomberg 3.7.18Duluth News Tribune 3.7.18
Vedanta’s Agarwal bids to take U.K. company private The Hindu 2.7.18
Displacement and dispossession in northern Mozambique Spiked News 2.7.18
Mozambique: Nyusi in Cabo Delgado: Keep Waiting and Work Harder AllAfrica 28.6.18
Rendition couple win Supreme Court ruling on secret hearings Dorset Echo 4.7.18

June 2018

Sapna Malik was interviewed by the BBC for story, UK 'knew US mistreated rendition detainees' BBC News 28.6.18
Pressure in London Frontline 22.6.18 While being listed on the London Stock Exchange provides Vedanta Resources with what has been described as a “cloak of respectability”, London has also created major vulnerabilities for the company.
NGO Shipbreaking readies personal injury cases against owners Trade Winds News 12.6.18
Academic Report reveals true extent of pollution in Niger Delta following Shell oil spills Royal Dutch Shell PLC.com 13.6.18
In Sierra Leone-UK mining case, a new attempt to measure the arm of the law Yahoo 19.6.18
The health crisis in India’s shipyards Health Issues India 22.6.18
Product liability and consumer
Money machine LSG 25.6.18 With cash pouring into third-party funding, law firms are well-placed to enter the market and provide capital at lower rates. But they need to take heed of the risks. 60,000 drivers press ahead after GLO grant in VW litigation Claims Media 3.6.18
BMW recall delay contributed to driver death, inquest finds BBC News 8.6.18 + Brexit News 8.6.18
Father left fighting for life after eating chicken liver parfait served at awards dinner Evening Standard 14.6.18, Mail online 14.6.18, The Caterer 15.6.18, Food Safety News 18.6.18, Richard Ritter blog 15.6.18 Father, 47, left fighting for life after eating poisoned chicken liver parfait Express digest 15.6.18
Dangerous supplier advice puts your store at risk of prosecution Better Retailing 14.6.18
Clinical negligence
Suzanne White discusses the Gosport Scandal on BBC
Newsnight 20.6.18 from about 27:30 Evan Davis examines the revelation that hundreds may have died at Gosport War Memorial Hospital after strong pain killers were misused. Why did it take so long to get justice? 456 deaths after opioids given 'without justification' Sky news 20.6.18, Telegraph 21.6.18, Negligence lawyers offer their services to families The Portsmouth News 22.6.18, Guardian 21.6.18, Care Appointments 21.6.18, Hendon Times 21.6.18, Shropshire Star 21.6.18 + widely in local news, Gosport hospital deaths: ‘Today is a terrible day for those who care about patient safety’ - lawyer The Portsmouth News 20.6.18.
Daughter, 37, who watched her mother die agony after she was wrongly sent home from hospital wins £50,000 payout from the NHS Daily Mail 28.6.18 + Express Digest 28.6.18, The Times 28.6.18
Human rights
40,000 Ticketmaster customers hacked Scottish Daily Mail 28.6.18 + Daily Mail 28.6.18
Commission to consider regulation of artificial intelligence LSG 15.6.18, Big Brother Watch launches legal challenge to “dangerously authoritarian” facial recognition cameras Risk Extra 15.6.18
Campaigners win chance to appeal against fracking firm injunction Ekklesia 11.6.18
Universal credit gives rise to discrimination Times 2.7.18, UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities House of Commons Hansard 20.6.18, R (on the application of (1) TP (2) AR) (Claimants) v SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WORK & PENSIONS (Defendant) & EQUALITY & HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION (Intervener) (2018) QBD (Admin) (Lewis J) 14/06/2018. Universal credit gives rise to discrimination Times 2.7.18, Government ‘unlawfully discriminated’ against two severely disabled men Morning Star 15.6.18, BBC R4 Moneybox 16.6.18 @11:55, The Canary 22.6.18, Guardian 14.6.18, Times Brief 15.6.18, Huff Post 14.6.18,Care Appointments 15.6.18, Government's universal credit roll-out is unlawfully discriminating against disabled people, High Court rules Independent 14.6.18, Isle of Wight County Press 14.6.18, Mind 14.6.18, Disability News Service 14.6.18, Mail online 14.6.18, The Canary 14.6.18, Mirror 14.6.18, Government to repay thousands of disabled people who’ve lost out under UC Mind 7.6.18 + Politics Home 7.6.18.
Supreme Court rejects NI abortion appeal - but issue still live LSG 7.6.18
‘Winning the war’: Northern Ireland pro-choice campaign gathers momentum Guardian 7.6.18, France24 7.6.18, What Does The Northern Ireland Abortion Ruling Mean? HuffPost 7.6.18, Northern Ireland abortion law breaches human rights, say judges BMJ 7.6.18, The News Today 7.6.18, Stuff 8.6.18
High Court hears legal challenge to plans for police station closures in London  Local Government Lawyer 8.6.18, Battle to save out Cop shops Metro 7.6.18, Lecturer’s fight against police station closures reaches the High Court ITV News 6.6.18, Wimbledon Guardian 5.6.18, Lecturer’s fight against police station closures reaches the High Court Leigh Journal 6.6.18 + widely in local press, The Times Brief 6.6.18
Merry Varney was on Radio5Live 5.6.18 (from 10mins ) talking about her case concerning the care of Colette McCulloch; Couple win their battle over coroner London News online 11.6.18
Dixons Carphone could face ‘significant legal action’ over latest data breach London Loves Business 14.6.18, Dixons Carphone data breach affects 5.9 million customers Guardian 13.6.18, Glasgow Daily Record 14.6.18, Times Brief 14.6.18, Decision Marketing 14.6.18.
Test case of facial recognition Loss Prevention Magazine 29.6.18, Police face legal action over use of facial recognition cameras Guardian 14.6.18, Home secretary urged to bin facial recognition cameras Times Brief 15.6.18
Heathrow runway not yet cleared for take-off The Times 14.6.18
High Court quashes 700-home estate redevelopment Inside Housing 20.6.18Somerset live 20.6.18, Why the Foxhill court decision has implications for councils around the UK Somerset Live 26.6.18, Somerset Live 25.6.18.
Judge gives green light to legal challenge by CCG of walk-in centre Public Law Today 25.6.18
Parents raise funds for legal challenge over academisation and Ofsted report Local Government Lawyer 25.6.18
Amazon delivery firms face legal action over workers' rights Guardian 4.6.18, HR 5.6.18, Amazon taken to court by GMB over rights of delivery drivers Retail Gazette 4.6.18, Rise of the machines? Amazon's army of more than 100,000 warehouse robots still can't replace humans because they lack 'common sense' Mail online 5.6.18, Amazon is slammed for 'appalling conditions' at its Echo and Kindle Chinese factory where employees work more than 100 hours in overtime for as little as £1.68 per hour Mail online 11.6.18.
The biggest legal challenge facing Uber started with a pile of vomit Wired 13.6.18
Disabled man wins landmark discrimination case
Disabled man wins landmark discrimination case NetMagMedia 8.6.18, Able Magazine 13.6.18, Disability News Service 14.6.18
Deliveroo pays thousands to riders denied workers’ rights The Times 29.6.18, SIA 29.6.18, In UK, another legal win for gig economy workers San Antonio Express 29.6.18, LondonLoveBusiness 29.6.18, Deliveroo riders win six-figure settlement over pay and rights Personnel Today 29.6.18, Employee Benefits 29.6.18, UK Investor Magazine 29.6.18, Deliveroo couriers win six-figure payout in employment rights case Guardian 28.6.18, UK Investor 29.6.18, CityAM 29.6.18, Deliveroo couriers win six-figure payout in employment rights case Exec Review 28.6.18, Sky News 28.56.18, Guardian 18.6.18, Exec Review 18.6.18, Big Hospitality 19.6.18
Hermes couriers are workers, not self-employed, tribunal rules Guardian 25.6.18 Personnel Today 25.6.18, Ekklesia 27.6.18, Employee Benefits 26.6.18, Hermes ‘likely to appeal’ against gig economy ruling Logistics Manager 25.6.18, Gig Economy - Hermes "decision a wake-up call for Government" The London Economic 25.6.18, DLA defeated as Leigh Day secures victory in Hermes tribunal The Lawyer 26.6.18
Personal injury
Pressure mounts for Government to back cyclist compensation amendments Bike Biz 13.6.18

Eroica Britannia: A huge thanks to our friends at Leigh Day for the Bike Hotel
Appeal to find former work colleagues of Dagenham grandad killed by asbestos-related cancer Barking and Dagenham Post 10.6.18
They will rock you NLJ 1.6.18
Yellow jersey is up for grabs at Tour of Sussex Eastbourne Herald 6.6.18 + local press.
Doreen Hailstone's fatal 10ft fall down a Burnham lift shaft was an accident, jury rules Maldon Standard 7.6.18.

British Cycling tweet: LeighDayCycling is a team of laywers dedicated to getting riders #backinsaddles after injury and to campaigning for better cycling conditions.
Rich Osborn, Back Up's Outreach & Support Coordinator in Scotland, tackles Snowdon ascent in wheelchair for charity Edinburgh News 22.6.18 Rich’s team, Leigh Day & Friends, are taking on the challenging ascent, known as the Snowdon Push, to raise funds for Back Up, a national charity that supports people affected by spinal cord injury. Dan was also interviewed on BBC5live on 29.6.18 on the Adrian Childs at c.1:15

May 2018 

Personal injury
Asbestos-filled hallway at Cambridge gave me incurable lung cancer, says senior academic who is suing the university Daily Mail 27.5.18
Devoted widow tragically dies from asbestos-related cancer 'after washing husband's overalls every night for 12 years' Mirror 26.5.18 + Express 26.5.18.

Clinical negligence
Mums tell Farringdon women’s health conference: Medics need to better communicate risks around childbirth Islington Gazette 29.5.18
Women and families affected by NHS breast cancer scandal could get £1m Express Digest 3.5.18, Breast cancer screening scandal could cost £100m in compensation, lawyers warn Independent 3.5.18, Breast cancer helplines overwhelmed amid calls for health chief to quit over screening scandal Telegraph 3.5.18This is Money 3.5.18Times Brief 4.5.18BMJ 8.5.18Medical Brief 9.5.18

Product liability and consumer law
UK University faces legal challenge over strike action The Mancunian 22.5.18, Q&A with law firm Leigh Day The Tab 24.5.18, Student takes legal action against Lancaster Uni over strikes Oxford Student 15.5.18,The Visitor 9.5.18, Leigh Day kicks off universities claim with pre-action letter LSG 8.5.18The Tab 9.5.18The Tab 8.5.18Wessex Scene 6.5.18
Volkswagen emissions claim given green light in High Court Times Brief 29.5.18Owners of VW cars in the UK caught up in dieselgate scandal have until October 26 to claim for compensation This is Money 25.5.18, Eleven law firms join solicitors’ committee for Volkswagen group action Litigation Futures 21.5.18
Clinical trials, Brexit and the question of ‘full alignment’ Pharmafile 21.5.18

Lawyer in the news: Sapna Malik

Sapna Malik
Lawyer in the news: Sapna Malik LSG 21.5.18
Statement: Belhaj Boudchar: Litigation update 11.5.18 at 12:21. Rt Hon Jeremy Wright QC MP, The Attorney-General (Kenilworth and Southam, Conservative); British government apologises to Libyan dissident Belhaj over rendition Middle East Eye 10.5.18, Theresa May apologises 'unreservedly’ for UK’s role in rendition of Libyan couple Politics Home 10.5.18, Britain apologises for 'appalling treatment' of Abdel Hakim Belhaj Guardian 10.5.18, Theresa May apologises to Libyan dissident in settlement of rendition case Isle of Wight County Press 10.5.18. Leigh Journal 10.5.18, Herald Scotland 10.5.18, 'I still get nightmares': Wife of Libyan dissident reveals she was tortured when she was four months pregnant after MI6 handed her and her husband over to the CIA Mail online 11.5.18, iNews 10.5.18, The British Government has admitted it played a role in the kidnap and torture of a man in Libya Mirror 10.5.18, Express Newsline 10.5.18, TMSS Magazine 10.5.18, In the Belhaj case, Britain set aside the rule of law and moral principles Guardian 13.5.18, Government apologises for collusion in torture Morning Star 11.5.18, UK government apologies for role in Libyan rendition Scottish Legal News 11.5.18 + Irish Legal News 11.5.18, The New Arab, UK apologizes to Libyan ex-rebel, wife over 2004 rendition The Daily Star 10.5.18, Britain, MI6 and the Belhaj case: the outstanding questions The Conversation 11.5.18
Class action settlement reached for miners with silicosis and/or TB Medical Brief 9.5.18, Engineering News 3.5.18, Sick miners to get up to R500k Ground Up 3.5.18All Africa 3.5.18, Politics Web 3.5.18, Politics Web 3.5.18, Historic out-of-court silicosis deal cheered Legal Brief 8.5.18, Africa Link 7.5.18
Editors launch defamation suit against Bell Pottinger insurer Legal Brief 21.5.18, Legal action launched over Bell Pottinger's 'White Monopoly Capital' campaign Ekklesia 22.5.18, Remember Bell Pottinger? More legal action is coming their way The South African 21.5.18, Three prominent South African editors have lodged a defamation claim against AIG Europe, the insurer for now-defunct Bell Pottinger, over the fallen UK media relations giant's role in the so-called "white monopoly capital" media campaign Daily Maverick 21.5.18, SA editors launch defamation claim against now defunct Bell Pottinger over 'WMC' campaign News24 21.5.18, S African journalists make Bell Pottinger defamation claim FT 21.5.18 Ferial Haffajee, Peter Bruce & Adriaan Basson launch case against BP - Leigh Day Politics Web 21.5.18
Nigeria: UK Court Halts Shell's Bid to Stop Bodo Community's Suit Over Cleanup Uncova 26.5.18 + All Africa 25.5.18 

Human rights
Windrush Scandal: Legal Action Being Prepared In Case Government Shirks Compensation Costs Huff Post 3.5.18, Leigh Day prepares Windrush group action LSG 3.5.18, TMSS Magazine 3.5.18, Leaders League 4.5.18, Ekklesia 4.5.18, Windrush generation could have lost pension benefits FT 4.5.18, Legal Voice 4.5.18
Hundreds sign immigration legal aid petition LSG 8.5.18, Calls grow to restore immigration legal aid LSG 7.5.18, UK court slams unprofessional solicitors Legal Brief 9.5.18
Rights groups to take Government to court over immigration exemption Ekklesia 10.5.18, Guardian 9.5.18, Gizmodo 9.5.18
Vulnerable, sick and hungry: these devastating testimonies of people on Universal Credit are being used to fight Esther McVey's benefits department in Court Mirror 3.5.18, Care Appointments 2.5.18, Prospect 2.5.18, The Sun 1.5.18, iNews 1.5.18, Ekklesia 1.5.18,
UK High Court to hear appeal against arms sales to Saudi Arabia Middle East Monitor 4.5.18, Ekklesia 4.5.18, Mail online 4.5.18, Saudi Daily Record 5.5.18, Morning Star 5.5.18, Independent Catholic News 4.5.18,  Mail online 4.5.18, Britain's role in Yemen: Radical change must happen now The New Arab 14.5.18
Bucks County Council threatened with legal action before children's centre U-turn Bucks Free Press 4.5.18
Ineos begins court fight over Scots fracking ban The National 8.5.18
Foxhill residents to take Bath council to court fearing their homes could still be demolished Somerset Live 9.5.18, Judge to weigh up evidence for and against the council in Foxhill judicial review Somerset Live 17.5.18
Colette McCulloch
Colette McCulloch

Parents win legal battle over inquest into death of autistic daughter Guardian 29.5.18,Times 30.5.18, Care Appointments 29.5.18 Family seek to replace 'sarcastic' coroner after autistic daughter died Guardian 10.5.18, Colette McCulloch: Coroner offers to step down BBC News 30.5.18

Court to hear judicial review over proposals to change Dorset NHS services in July Dorset Echo 14.5.18, Dates set for judicial review of Dorset CCG's hospital shake-up plans Bournemouth Echo 15.5.18
Child abuse survivors call for an end to delay in compensation Islington Tribune 29.5.18
Here's how Google could dodge a £3.2 billion privacy laws Wired UK 24.5.18
Bladder clinic waiting list leaves patients ‘distraught’ Islington Tribune 18.5.18
Charity challenges government over ‘discriminatory’ vaccination programme  Times Brief 31.5.18, Ekklesia 31.5.18
Grayling due to pull the plug on East Coast franchise this week Rail Technology 15.5.18
Accountable care organisations: campaigners lose first legal fight over NHS rollout BMJ 16.5.18 
Senior civil servant alleged to have leaked information wins employment claim People Management 11.5.18
Female Chef Paid Up To £6k A Year Less Than Male Colleague For Same Work Wins Equal Pay Case CLH 25.5.18
Deliveroo to give staff £10m share pot – but couriers will miss out Guardian 16.5.18

April 2018


Ruby Crystal
Gemfields Sued Over Alleged Human Rights Abuses National Jeweller 19.4.18,
Leigh Day files case against Gemfields Eyewitness News 16.4.18, Gemfields taken to court over alleged abuses in Mozambique Business Live 16.4.18, Mining MX 16.4.18, Business Day 17.4.18, Faberge owner Gemfields taken to court over alleged abuses in Mozambique Club of Mozambique 17.4.18, Mail online 16.4.18, Gemfields Faces Lawsuit Alleging Rights Abuses at Ruby Mine Bloomberg 16.4.18, Gemfields talks up ‘responsibility’ amid lawsuit over alleged human rights abuses Mining 23.4.18, Environment Guru 23.4.18 + MSN 24.4.18
Nigeria: Fishing in Oily Waters - Bodo's Long, Painful Wait for Pollution Clean-Up All Africa 19.4.18, Uncova 19.4.18, Guardian NG 19.4.18
Igniting the Green Revolution: some brain storming from environmental lawyers UK Human Rights Blog 21.4.18
Financial institutions buying into mandate for safer shipbreaking practices AJOT 23.4.18

Union takes on Hermes in new gig economy legal challenge CityAM 30.4.18
Meet Organise, The Tech Start-Up Helping Millennial Workers Take On Bad Bosses Huff Post 1.5.18
Karren Brady at the Leigh Day offices
Why Do Men Earn More Than Women? C5 Weds 4th April 10pm, featuring Lauren Lougheed
What We’ve Learned So Far About U.K.’s Gender Pay Gap: QuickTake The Washington Post 5.4.18
GMB demands information on police role in blacklisting scandal Shropshire Star 9.4.18 + other local press, Trade unionists pressure Scotland Yard to reveal police role in blacklisting Morning Star 10.4.18, 4 Traders 9.4.18, Construction Plant World 12.4.18

Personal injury
Hartlepool cycling club stalwart's health battle after bike crash Hartlepool Mail 10.4.18
Mesothelioma claims by Andrew Cooper in Partners in Costs issue 8 Spring 2018.

Clinical negligence

View from the street: Women’s rights during childbirth are enshrined in law Ham & High 28.4.18
Boy set to be awarded more than £1m after being born severely disabled at Derby hospital Derby Telegraph 12.4.18

Product liability and consumer law

1,000 students and counting – firm has enough claimants to seek university strike GLO Litigation Futures 24.4.18, LSG 26.4.18
Value of London flats slashed by Grenfell-style cladding Guardian 16.4.18 + Exec Review 16.4.18, Tower block cladding, interview with Chris Haan BBC London 17.4.18 at 1:19, Fire & Risk 16.4.18, BBC News 18.4.18.
VW to face spotlight as group action gets green light LSG 3.4.18, Green light for group action suit against VW Legal Brief 10.4.18 
Human rights

Hen Harrier
Hen harrier chicks

Hen harrier 'brood management' plan faces crowdfunded legal challenge Guardian 16.4.18
Supreme Court expedites key case on liability of social services authorities Local Government Layer 5.4.18
Inside Voices – Eulogy for Carillion Inside Time 3.4.18
Lecturer’s fight against police station closures will go to High Court BT 11.4.18,
University lecturer says police station closures will allow violent crime in London to ‘become more commonplace’ Barking & Dagenham Post 11.4.18 + widely in local press, Your Local Guardian 12.4.18, Evening Standard 11.4.18
Legal battle to make UK-Saudi Arabia arms sales unlawful Middle East Monitor 12.4.18, Guardian 12.4.18, Ekklesia 12.4.18 + One World 10.4.18
Delete FB
Delete facebook?

Mark Zuckerberg needed an extra cushion for his appearance at the senate Metro 11.4.18, Yeovil Express 10.4.18, Facebook among 30 organisations probed following Cambridge Analytica scandal Leigh Journal 5.4.18, The Herald 6.4.18, Mailonline 5.4.18, Express Digest 5.4.18, Engineering & Technology 6.4.18, 'Yes, that's possible': Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg reveals there could be MORE data breaches like the Cambridge Analytica scandal and admits bosses should have acted 'years ago' to protect user privacy Daily Mail 6.4.18
Theresa May accused of making Home Office “heartless and hopeless” as pressure mounts over Windrush scandal Mirror 18.4.18, Jamaican PM and Labour MP call for Windrush compensation Guardian 18.4.18, News Vire 18.4.18, Windrush Generation Scandal May Spark Human Rights Group Action Against Home Office Huff Post 20.4.18
Home Office data exemption sparks fears of further Windrush scandals Guardian 23.4.18
The government is facing yet more court action. This time Richard Branson’s company is in the frame. The Canary 18.4.18,  Rail campaign group threatens legal action against Chris Grayling over beleaguered East Coast franchise CityAM 19.4.18, Grayling threatened with legal action over East Coast rail franchise failings Rail Technology 20.4.18, ITV News 19.4.18
‘Contamination victims must speak out’ says Luton woman whose blood was tainted Luton Today 19.4.18
NHS England faces first legal challenge to plans for health shake-up Guardian 23.4.18
FRAME launch appeal to start legal action over quarry plan because of damage to TE Lawrence grave site Dorset Echo 25.4.18
Mother begins legal fight to cut student loan rates Times 26.4.18
Student loans: mother threatens court action which could save graduates thousands Telegraph 27.4.18
Challenge to Ineos multi-million pound claim for fracking ban The Ferret 30.4.18
Ineos facing legal challenge in battle with Scottish Government over fracking ban The Herald 29.4.18, Charity to defend fracking ban TFN 30.4.18
First legal challenge over plans to restructure NHS England services Ekklesia 26.4.18

March 2018

Litigation Tracker: banking and finance cases reign supreme, report reveals the Lawyer 5.3.18
Victory for Queen’s University Belfast in LGBT+ moot featuring law student competitors in drag Legal Cheek 8.3.18 

Product liability and consumer law
Second firm eyes multi-million pound student class action over lecturer strikes Litigation Futures 23.3.18
London Court Set to Give Go-Ahead to 'Dieselgate' Volkswagen Group Driver Lawsuit News18 31.3.18, Daily Mirror 31.3.18, London court set to give go-ahead to 'dieselgate' lawsuit from 60,000 Volkswagen car owners Telegraph 29.3.18, FT 29.3.18 (subscription required), Mammoth VW case gets off to slow start LSG 28.3.18 Telegraph 26.3.18 + New Zealand Herald 27.3.18, VW emissions claimants head to High Court Claims Media 27.3.18 

Clinical negligence
Baby's death blamed 'neglect' by medical staff BBC News 16.3.18, Manchester Evening News 17.3.18, Wigan Today 16.3.18, Wigan mum finally to get answers over baby son's death Wigan Today 14.3.18 

Human rights
Merry Varney gave evidence to the Joint Committee on Human Rights on 8.3.18
Merry Varney gave evidence to the Joint Committee on Human Rights on 8.3.18

‘It shames us to have families go on Twitter and crowdfund representation at inquests’ Legal Voice 13.3.18
Campaigners against Poole Hospital A&E closure need more money to fund their legal action Bournemouth Daily Echo 30.3.18
Anger over Natural England's plans to remove hen harrier chicks and raise them in captivity Chronicle Live 9.3.18,
Campaigners’ efforts pay off as Horton changes to get new hearing Banbury Guardian 15.3.18
The new legal ruling which could mean seriously bad news for anyone fighting the 'Bedroom Tax' Daily Post 22.3.18
Government will create 'a two-tier data protection system', campaigners warn IT Pro 5.3.18, UK.gov told: Scrap immigration exemption from Data Protection Bill or we'll see you in court The Register 5.3.18, Software Testing News 6.3.18, New Statesman 5.3.18, Yahoo 5.3.18, Iran Daily 5.3.18, Home Office warned over plans to block immigration data access for EU citizens Guardian 5.3.18, UK going through authorized motion over immigration exemption in DP invoice TechFever 5.3.18
DWP wins legal case to block future benefit appeals Politics.co.uk 20.3.18, Tory welfare chief Esther McVey wins key Bedroom Tax court appeal against man with a severely disabled wife Mirror 20.3.18, Welfare Weekly 21.3.18
Supreme Court to hear ‘secret’ hearings challenge in Libya ‘rendition’ case Shropshire Star 22.3.18 + East Lothian Courier 22.3.18, AOL 22.3.18, BT.com 22.3.18, Supreme Court hears challenge by torture victims over MI6-backed rendition Scottish Legal News 22.3.18, Ekklesia 22.3.18, Times Brief 23.3.18, Belhaj challenges UK government's demand for secrecy in latest hearing Middle East Eye 22.3.18 


DPD’s belated decision shows time is up for gig economy exploitation Wired 27.3.18
Britain's Equal Pay Scandal Panorama BBC One 19.30 19.3.18
Emma Satyamurti wrote, Encouraging employers to become disability confident for LexisNexis 1.3.18
Editors might wear Prada, but interns are still in Primark i Newspaper 12.3.18
Jasmine Patel appeared on BBCR4’s You and Yours on 12.3.18, talking about the rights of low paid workers.
Leigh Day: the law firm taking on the giants over equal pay Personnel Today 12.3.18,
Britain's Equal Pay Scandal: work to do for UK food & drink Grocer 24.3.18
Allen & Overy’s gender pay gap is 27% Legal Cheek 12.3.18
Morrisons share price: Grocer faces equal pay compensation claim Invezz 5.3.18 Morrisons faces £100m equal pay compensation claim from shop-floor workers Independent 5.3.18, Fresh Produce Journal 5.3.18, Sector 5.3.18, London Loves Business 5.3.18, CityAM 5.3.18, Employee Benefits 5.3.18, Supermarket faces new £100m equal pay claim from shop floor workers People Management 5.3.18, Morrisons joins supermarket sweep of claims for equal pay compensation Times 5.3.18
Paula Lee appeared on CCN Today on 8.3.18 at 8:40 talking about equal pay.
'Fifty years after we fought for equal pay, it's really sad that we're still talking about it' The Telegraph 8.3.18
Why Women (Appear to) Earn Less Than Men in the U.K.: QuickTake Washington Post 2.3.18
Tesco : Asda pledges to appoint more women senior managers 4-traders 2.3.18, Top law firm says Tesco could face up to £4 billion fine in gender pay gap row Burton Mail 1.3.18, The Grocer 1.3.18

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Leigh Day, justicier toujours plus en déroute des villageois contre Shell Africa Intelligence 6.3.18
Vedanta to appeal UK court decision over KCM pollution case Mining MX 27.3.18
Legal disputes highlight operating risk in the mining sector The Economist Intelligence Unit 8.3.18
Nigeria: Lessons From UK Court's Judgment On Niger Delta Oil Spills All Africa 12.3.18 + Uncova 12.3.18
The Emergence of Violent Extremism in Northern Mozambique Africa Center for Strategic Studies 25.3.18 

Personal injury
Tweet by @LeighDay_Travel: Our #TravelLaw expert @HolidayEagle will be featuring on today's #YouandYours programme from 12:15pm on @BBCRadio4 to discuss the importance of access to justice in genuine holiday personal injury claims.
Clare Campbell on BBC Radio 4 8.3.18
Firm hire: Leigh Day  LSG 21.3.18
Ware and Waltham Cross workers win 'landmark' Supreme Court case to claim medical compensation from Johnson Matthey despite having no symptoms Hertfordshire Mercury 21.3.18 + widely in local press
Supreme Court rules former Johnson Matthey employees entitled to compensation Personnel Today 21.3.18, Employees win ‘landmark’ Supreme Court case over symptomless condition The Impartial Reporter 21.3.18, Mailonline 21.3.18
Tweet by @Devereuxlaw: Devereaux's Robert Weir QC and Jonathan Butters will be speaking alongside @BainsHarminder (Chair), @LeighDayDan, and Dr. Robin Rudd, at our upcoming industrial disease seminar on 11.04.18. View the details on our website.


February 2018

Leigh Day nominated for best trainer by Law Careers.Net
Leigh Day have been nominated for Best Trainer (Medium City Firm) by Law Careers.Net

International Department

It behoves Kenyans to honour Nottingham’s memory The East African 28.2.18
Price on damage of slavery The Colombian Post 15.2.18
Shipbreaking in Asia: profit at a price The Shipping Observer 24.1.18
DWF to fight Frank Timis's corner once again Africa Intelligence 27.2.18
UK Mining firm accused of rights abuses in Sierra Leone Steel Guru 16.2.18, UK judge to hold historic hearing in Sierra Leone Steel Guru 1.2.18, Landmark case against British mining firm begins in Sierra Leone Guardian 7.2.18, All Africa 16.2.18, South Africa News 15.2.18, Awoko 15.2.18, VOA News 14.2.18.
King Okpabi
King Okpabi
Shell, N’Delta and oil spill New Telegraph 27.2.18, The Kuwait Times 24.2.18, NVIRO News 16.2.18, Oracle News 18.2.18, Appeal Court Rules Nigerians Cannot Pursue Shell Spill Claim in England Oil and Gas People 16.2.18, 4-traders 15.2.18Court Punch 14.2.18, The Oil & Gas Year 15.2.18, Oil Price 14.2.18, London Court Rules Nigerians Cannot Pursue Shell Spill Claim in England AllAfrica 14.2.18 + This Day 15.2.18, Oil spill: London Appeal Court dismisses Nigerians’ suit against Shell New Telegraph 15.2.18, Reuters 14.2.18, Nigerians cannot pursue Shell spill claim in England, court rules Business Day 14.2.18
Gemfields' Mozambique subsidiary denies abuses Legal Brief 19.2.18, Gemfields reveals and denies fresh human rights abuse claims in Mozambique Mining.com 13.2.18, Gemfields Denies Human Rights Abuses in Montepuez All Africa 14.2.18, Uncova 14.2.18, Gemfields transparent, proactive in rebutting rights allegations Environment Guru 12.2.18 + Creamer Media's Mining Weekly 13.2.18Business Day 13.2.18,  Gem miner reveals alleged human rights abuses in Africa Telegraph 10.2.18

Clinical Negligence Department

Woman awarded £4.4m after spinal surgery risks not explained  Daily Telegraph 13.2.18.
To penalise patients and their families is not the answer APIL 2.2.18

Human Rights Department

Legal 500 public sector win
Leigh Day features in The Lawyer's Top 20 cases of 2018 - challenging Govt over support for NHS patients infected by contaminated blood in the 1970s and 1980s.
Patient with 'debilitating' illness behind legal challenge to NHS chiefs' cuts plan Bournemouth Daily Echo 24.2.18
Esther McVey's department dragging heroic couple who won famous Bedroom Tax victory before courts AGAIN Mirror 22.2.18
Immigration charity in legal challenge over G4S detention centres Times Brief 16.2.18
JusticeWatch: Behold the ‘majesty’ of our courts… Legal Voice 16.2.18
Government faces second judicial review over pupil data collection Schools Week 15.2.18, Local Government Lawyer 16.2.18
Environmental campaigners take next step in legal fight against Ineos injunction BT.com 15.2.18, Bailiwick Express 15.2.18, East London Guardian 15.2.18, Environmental campaigners take next step in legal fight against Ineos injunction Daily Mail 15.2.18
The HPV backlash: Leading throat cancer charity says it'll sue NHS if it persists in refusal to offer boys as well as girls jab that can prevent killer virus Mail online 11.2.18
Universal credit: Government faces High Court action over benefit system after judge orders judicial review Independent 4.2.18 + Guardian 4.2.18
CJEU excludes the Western Sahara waters from the fisheries agreement Yabiladi 27.2.18
Legal claim against council's decision to back Foxhill plans pursued despite Curo U-turn Bath Chronicle 28.2.18
Fracking: the latest from the Court of Appeal Local Government Lawyer 2.2.18

Employment & Discrimination Department

Judicial pension appeal dismissed NLJ 1.2.18
Couriers carrying blood for NHS win full employment rights Guardian 7.2.18
Tesco Branded ‘Sexist’ For Instruction Stickers On trolleys Ladyclick 12.2.18
Is Amazon planning to track its employees? Patent is granted for an ultrasonic wristband that can monitor a worker's movements Mail online 1.2.18
Paula Lee
Paula Lee

Lawyer in the news: Battling supermarket giant for equal pay LSG 19.2.18
Business waits in hope of hiding gender pay gap data FT 17.2.18
Paula Lee was on Wake up to Money from 21:45
Linda Wong was on BBC Radio5Live on 6.2.18 at 1:05
Tesco, Aldi Become First UK Supermarkets To Reveal Gender Pay Gap Details ESM 26.2.18, Poll: 76% think Tesco equal pay case will lead to more claims Employee Benefits 23.2.18, 10 Thousand Couples 22.2.18, Warehouse staff deserve extra pay Evening Standard 15.2.18, Tesco the first supermarket to reveal gender pay gap details Retail Gazette 22.2.18 + Supermarket & Retailer 22.2.18,  Tesco reports 8.7% median gender pay gap  FT 21.2.18, Tesco equal pay fight  Workers' Liberty 14.2.18, Personnel Today 19.2.18, Tesco ‘faces £4 billion equal pay claim’ Jersey Evening Post 21.2.18, Tesco reports gender pay gap of 8.7 per cent saying male workers take more shifts that offer premiums CityAM 21.2.18, Tesco facing UK’s largest ever equal pay claim HR Review 12.2.18, Plymouth Herald 12.2.18, Business World 9.2.18, Croner 9.2.18, Bloomberg 12.2.18, Tesco faces record £4bn equal pay claim Independent 8.2.18, Tesco equal pay claim could cost supermarket up to £4bn Guardian 7.2.18, Telegraph 7.2.18, The Spectator 7.2.18, The Sun 7.2.18, Tesco faces record £4bn equal pay claim BBC News 7.2.18, Daily Mail 9.2.18, The Lawyer 7.2.18,  Tesco could face a bill of £4bn in an equal pay case Ipswich Star 8.2.18 + extensive local press, Tesco facing largest ever UK equal pay claim Channel 4 News 7.2.18,  FactCheck Q&A: the Tesco equal pay dispute Channel 4 News 8.2.18,  Tesco faces record 4 billion pounds equal pay claim Reuters 7.2.18, The Conservative Woman 10.2.18, The Grocer 9.2.18

Personal Injury Department

Sarah Wolf APIL accredited
Dying woman believes her work in Huddersfield caused asbestos-related cancer The Huddersfield Examiner 1.2.18
Police not immune from damages claims if they negligently injure passers-by, Supreme Court rules by David Preston. LexisNexis 8.2.18
In obiter remarks, the High Court held that the Asbestos Industry Regulations 1931 did not apply to premises in which asbestos textiles were made into other products. It held that para.ii of the Preamble, which applied the Regulations to "all processes in the manufacture of asbestos textiles, including preparatory and finishing processes", covered the manufacture of asbestos textiles, not the manufacture of products made with those textiles. 

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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