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Leigh Day in the news 2018

December 2018

‘She was unrecognisable’ – families warn of antipsychotic drug effects Observer 23.12.18
Is NOTHING private anymore? Shocking extent of how big firms harvest your data – from children's voice recordings, passport info and even pregnant mothers' due dates Daily Mail 5.12.18
Challenge being heard in High Court to protect endangered hen harriers Ekklesia 6.12.18
Lawyer of the week: Tessa Gregory, solicitor who acted for stranded refugee families The Times 20.12.18, UK grants refugees residency after 20 years on Cyprus base, Ahram 5.12.18France24 4.12.18, Refugees allowed to come Britain after 20 years on a military base in Cyprus Mail online 5.12.18, After 20-year wait, refugee sees 'bright future' in UK Daily Mail 4.12.18The National 5.12.18Business Recorder 5.12.18Guardian 3.12.18, Refugee families allowed to settle in UK after 20 years stranded at British military base in Cyprus Independent 4.12.18Daily Mail 3.12.18Cyprus Mail 3.12.18, Refugees marooned for 20 years can finally settle in UK Channel 4 News 3.12.18
I'm Challenging The Government's Dangerous Plans For Voter ID HuffPost 6.12.18Guardian 4.12.18Local Government Chronicle 4.12.18, Government faces legal challenge over voter ID checks at local elections Independent 4.12.18, Resident crowd funds legal challenge to voter identification pilots Local Government Lawyer 4.12.18, Witham voter launches campaign against government over photo ID pilot Braintree Times 5.12.18
Sussex mother takes Universal Credit fight to High Court ITV News 13.12.18, ‘Flawed Universal Credit left me with £8.89 to live on – now I’m taking the Government to court’ iNews 13.12.18, Mum living off £8.98 a MONTH takes Universal Credit fight to High Court Liverpool Echo 12.12.18Birmingham Live 12.12.18, Mother-of-two, 34, launches a High Court battle against Universal Credit and claims it discriminates against the self-employed after she was left with just £8.98 for a month' Mail online 10.12.18Mirror 9.12.18Wales online 9.12.18The Argus 12.12.18, 'Universal Credit left me with £8.89 a month to live on - now I'm taking the Government to court' Hull Live 12.12.18
Aylesbury's Whiteleaf Centre slammed for 'failing' mother from Prestwood who died after cutting herself in car park Bucks Free Press 11.12.18, Mother’s suicide at NHS mental health unit was third in 15 months, sparking calls for reform Independent 13.12.18
Why grieving families need legal representation at an inquest by Merry Varney Open Democracy 6.12.18
Seychelles: Une nouvelle audience de la communauté chagossienne des Seychelles a debuté au Royaume-Uni All Africa 14.12.18, New hearing for Chagossian community in Seychelles has opened in UK Seychelles News Agency 14.12.18, Chagos Islanders continue legal battle for their homeland in UK High Court Ekklesia 11.12.18, Seychelles Nation 13.12.18,
Campaigners launch High Court bid to block Oxbridge expressway plans Planning Resource 3.12.18
Landlords refusing to rent to non-white British tenants due to government's hostile environment, court told Independent 18.12.18.

Sierra Leone abuse claimants lose UK court case Qatar Tribune 22.12.18 + Namibia Press Agency 21.12.18
The Leave campaign broke the rules – there’s the justification for a Final Say, prime minister Independent 11.12.18

Uber loses appeal over driver employment rights Recruiting Times 27.12.18Scottish Legal News 21.12.18, Uber loses third battle over drivers' pension rights Professional Pensions 20.12.18CityAM 19.12.18, Court rules tens of thousands of Uber drivers ARE employees and could get minimum wage and paid holiday as ride-hailing firm loses appeal in landmark 'gig economy' case Mail online 19.12.18France 24 19.12.18, Burnham & Highbridge Weekly news 19.12.18 + widely in local press, Personnel Today 19.12.18, Uber loses appeal over driver employment rights Guardian 20.12.18, Uber Loses Appeal And Must Class Its Drivers As Workers Huff Post 19.12.18Business Insider 19.12.18Metro 19.12.18, Uber Drivers to Now Get Minimum Wage and Paid Holidays As the Cab Aggregator Loses Court Case in UK Latest 20.12.18
NHS urged to enable junior doctors to access shared parental leave Guardian 25.12.18
Pension changes discriminated against younger judges, appeal court rules Times 21.12.18, Judges and firefighters win pensions court case FT Adviser 21.12.18, Pensions Age 20.12.18
Ten crucial employment law changes to look out for in 2019 Rochdale online 30.12.18The best WIRED long reads of 2018 Wired 20.12.18, Gig economy firms dispute employee rulings Fleet News 5.12.18Business Up North 18.12.18, The crucial changes to employment law in 2019 that could affect how much you earn The Star 4.12.18, Insight 3.12.18, Sheffield Telegraph 4.12.18, HR News 11.12.18 

Nurse used excessive force on patient with learning disability Ekklesia 15.12.18,  Press Release Point 15.12.18 

Doctor believes her cancer was caused by asbestos exposure at Coventry hospital ITV News 10.12.18, Mum with terminal cancer in appeal over asbestos at former Coventry hospital Coventry Observer 11.12.18
Problems on an industrial scale NLJ 7.12.18 Vijay Ganapathy considers how courts are tackling the issues associated with the treatment & costs of industrial diseases 

November 2018

Crowdfunders rally behind Lewis after 'offensive' tweets fine LSG 27.11.18
Gonna change the world LSG 12.11.18
High Court pulls plug on CFA-backed Kenya group action Litigation Futures 22.11.18
Over 1,500 lawyers call for further Brexit referendum LSG 5.11.18 In a letter to the Prime Minister with over 1,500 signatories, senior members of the legal profession have expressed their support for a People's Vote on the terms by which the UK will withdraw from the EU.  

MoD told to hand over any reports of abuse by US troops in Iraq Guardian 9.11.18
Delsie Gayle, who was racially abused on Ryan Air Flight
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Ryanair race rant victim demands compensation after 'woeful' response Coventry Live 11.11.18, Ryanair race rant victim Delsie Gayle demands compensation after 'woeful' response to David Mesher attack Birmingham Live 8.11.18, Lawyers demand compensation for racially abused Ryanair passenger Travel Mole 6.11.18, Shropshire Star 5.11.18 + widely in local press, Ryanair was 'woeful', say lawyers for racially abused passenger Guardian 5.11.18, Abused Passenger Wants Compensation Heart FM 6.11.18, Ryanair was ‘woeful Times 6.11.18, HuffPost 5.11.18, Travel Weekly 6.11.18, Racially Abused Ryanair Passenger Seeks Compensation The Voice 6.11.18
Lawyers demand compensation for Jamaican woman racially abused on Ryanair flight RJR News 6.11.18.
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Security firm pays damages to anti-asbestos activists it spied on Guardian 8.11.18
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Council agrees settlement for girl assaulted at primary school Local Government Lawyer 22.11.18, First ever payout for primary school sex assault after girl, 6, was repeatedly abused by boys in playground Telegraph 21.11.18, Payout over schoolboys' sex assaults on girl, 6 BBC News 21.11.18, Payout over schoolboys' sex assaults on girl, 6 HuffPost 21.11.18,  The Bella story was also on iPlayer BBC News at Ten 21.11.18 from 13:56
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Islington child abuse survivors’ network reacts angrily to claims of ‘no organised abuse’ in Sandy Marks report Islington Gazette 13.11.18 Will Britain’s beaten, betrayed migrant children find justice at last? Observer 25.11.18 

Solicitor who endured 'abominable' working conditions is struck off by High Court LSG 13.11.18 

Surgeons call for compulsory registers of all new medical devices BMJ 26.11.18, Medical device rules need 'drastic change' to protect patients BBC News 26.11.18 + Business Telegraph 26.11.18
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Lorraine tweet, Tanya and Nadim Ednan-Laperouse on ITV 

Universal Credit leaves mum with just £50 a month to pay bills and care for baby Mirror 29.11.18, Mirror 28.11.18, Single mother challenges ‘broken and ill thought out’ universal credit Justice Gap 27.11.18, Women take government to court over universal credit The Times 27.11.18, Daily Record 27.11.18, Legal challenge against 'irrational' Universal Credit payment system Ekklesia 27.11.18, Keighley News 27.11.18, The DWP is in court for the sixth time in a year The Canary 27.11.18
Universal Credit: Single mums take government to court BBC News 27.11.18, Asian Voice 27.11.18, Telegraph & Argus 27.11.18, UNFAIR CREDIT Working single mothers forced to use food banks to feed their kids because of Universal Credit The Sun 27.11.18
Mark Avery: Days in court Birdwatch Magazine December 2018
Court of Appeal hears NHS accountable care organisation dispute Local Government Lawyer 20.11.18
Environmental campaigner's legal action gets new consultation on road project Ekklesia 16.11.18, Arundel A27 bypass: Second legal challenge to Highways England consultation withdrawn Littlehampton Gazette 15.11.18, Local Government Lawyer 14.11.18
Oxbridge expressway plan breaks environmental laws, say Euro MPs Planning Resource 7.11.18
Campaign group wins battle to appeal in Horton downgrade case Banbury Guardian 2.11.18, Court of Appeal agrees to hear dispute over hospital bed closures Local Government Lawyer 14.11.18
Leon boss Henry Dimbleby backs legal challenge to Hackney's nightlife curfew Evening Standard 2.11.18
Amnesty shop marks 20th anniversary of Human Rights Act with free books for children York Press 7.11.18
Sinking the data pirates LSG 12.11.18
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High court go-ahead for challenge to government’s ‘failure to ensure secret vote’  Disability News Service 15.11.18, Local Government Lawyer 14.11.18, Blind woman sues ministers over right to vote unaided Times 13.11.18, Able Magazine, Blind woman's court fight for right to vote on her own Glasgow Herald 10.11.18. 

Amazon drops its $25 minimum for free shipping ahead of the holidays in bid against Walmart and Target Mail online 5.11.18
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Judges' pensions: dispute could run long into 2019, court hears LSG 6.11.18
We can’t protect all judges’ pensions, ministry says Times 6.11.18
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As Uber goes to court, drivers struggle to recoup lost income Human Resources Director 2.11.18
Deliveroo proposed a 'charter' to make its workers' rights problem go away VIDMID 2.11.18
Lord Chancellor takes judicial pensions battle to Court of Appeal Times 5.11.18
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Leigh Day lodges first batch of claims on behalf of Morrisons store workers Employee Benefits 13.11.18, Morrisons employees lodge claims over equal pay FT 13.11.18, CityAM 13.11.18, InVezz 13.11.18, The Business Desk 14.11.18, UK's biggest supermarkets slapped with unequal pay lawsuit in wake of Lloyds pensions case Proactive Investor 13.11.18, Retail Insight 14.11.18, Law firm launches equal pay claims against Morrisons Retail Sector 14.11.18,
Tribunal rules Addison Lee drivers are workers, not self-employed Business Matters 14.11.18, Metro 14.11.18, Addison Lee 'faces £39million bill' as gig economy court case rules taxi firm's drivers are workers and not self-employed Mail online 14.11.18, Personnel Today 14.11.18, Addison Lee loses appeal against giving drivers national minimum wage in ‘huge win’ for workers’ rights Independent 14.11.18 ITV 14.11.18, Ekklesia 15.11.18, Addison Lee loses appeal over drivers’ rights Times 15.11.18, Professional Pensions 15.11.18, Addison Lee loses appeal in gig economy case as court rules drivers are employees SIA 15.11.18, EAT upholds decision that Addison Lee drivers are not self-employed Employee Benefits 15.11.18.
10 crucial employment law changes for 2019 HR Review 23.11.18 

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Family of Princess Eugenie's husband made fortune from asbestos and 'ignored' warnings it was deadly Mirror 17.11.18
Princess Eugenie's husband and the deadly asbestos link Honey 19.11.18 

NHS trusts will be forced to publish concerns raised by staff and patients in wake of Gosport scandal Telegraph 21.11.18
The Importance of Informed Consent in Clinical Negligence Law Pod UK  12.11.18 (1 COR podcasts)

October 2018

Best Law Firms 2019 The Times 30.10.18, Best Law Firms 2019: who’s at the top of their game? Times 30.10.18
When should a lawyer admit to being ill? LSG 5.10.18

Richard Meeran was a panel member at the Fourth session of the open-ended intergovernmental working group on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights UN Human Rights Council 17 + 18.10.18
Vedanta’s exit from LSE fails to stem scrutiny of Indian miner FT 17.10.18, Protests break out as Vedanta delists from LSE The Hindu Business Line 1.10.18
Mining Mozambique: from rubies to graphite investors Mining Technology 3.10.18
Bahraini Arab spring dissidents sue UK spyware maker Guardian 11.10.18 Pro-democracy activists launch legal action against British spyware Ekklesia 13.10.18.
Public support lifted our grief, says family of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse, who was killed by Pret baguette Times 24.10.18, BBC News 22.10.18, Shropshire Star 22.10.18, Surrey Heath MP to meet parents of Pret death teen Eagle Radio 23.10.18
Parents of girl, 15, who died after allergic reaction to Pret sandwich say stricter food labels could be in place by next summer after meeting Michael Gove about 'Natasha's law' Daily Mail 23.10.18, Epipens used by millions of allergy sufferers have 'FATAL flaws', says coroner Eveyo.com 10.10.18, Two die because of reactions to undeclared allergen ingredients Food Safety News 10.10.18, The Scotsman 9.10.18, Michelle Victor was interviewed by various broadcast media on including BBC, ITV 6.0.18 and LBC 6.10.18, Pret: Family Of Celia Marsh Say They 'Just Want Answers' After Her Death From Suspected Allergic Reaction Huff Post 8.10.18, Irish Independent 10.10.18, Guardian 8.10.18, Mirror 7.10.18Wiltshire Times 11.10.18 Family of Celia Marsh call for answers Daily Record 8.10.18Somerset Live 10.10.18Wiltshire Times 9.10.18, Mail online 8.10.18, Pret’s mishandling of the allergy issue leaves it vulnerable FT 9.10.18, Pret a Manger to bring in full labelling after teenager's death Guardian 3.10.18, Aberdeen Evening Express 3.10.18 + Westmorland Gazette 3.10.18, Parents of tragic Natasha, 15, who died of severe allergic reaction to Pret sandwich call for meeting with bosses as firm promises to label ALL products Mail online 3.10.18, Exec Review 3.10.18, Belfast Telegraph 3.10.18, Coroner calls food labelling regulations ‘inadequate’ New Food 1.10.18, Daily Mail 2.10.18, MIV spoke to LBC and BBC Radio Wales on 1.10.18, Aberdeen Evening Express 2.10.18 + widely in local press. 

Affected by the VW emissions scandal? You've days to join a lawsuit Money Savings Expert 16.10.18, This is Money 18.10.18, Motoring Research 23.10.18
Not so crystal clear: The EU’s clinical reporting problem Pharmafile 29.10.18

Legal challenge launched to Sutton Coldfield schools' plans to join Multi Academy Trust Birmingham Live 26.10.18
Hackney campaigners fight back against new rules forcing bars to close by midnight East London Lines 29.10.18, We Love Hackney fights back against the borough’s nightlife curfew TimeOut 29.10.18The Caterer 24.10.18, Local Government Lawyer 24.10.18, Morning Advertiser 26.10.18
Life on Universal Credit: ‘I’m short £160 a month and I have to borrow money. It makes me feel so low’ iNews 18.10.18
Conservative conference: Whitehall mistakes burden the justice system LSG 3.10.18
Government urged to halt overseas sales of surveillance devices Guardian 6.10.18
A US-inspired reorganisation is about to hit England's NHS – 'help us stop it' Our NHS 8.10.18
Ineos frack contest faces legal challenge Natural Gas World 2.10.18
High Court date over Rotherham test drilling decision Rotherham Business News 5.10.18, Ekklesia 4.10.18, Local Government Lawyer 3.10.18, Anti-fracking protesters hold vigil outside Court of Appeal ahead of hearing Leigh Journal 17.10.18 + Powys County Times 17.10.18  Sheffield man freed from prison after challenging fracking protest sentence The Star 17.10.18 + Yorkshire Post 17.10.18
Unaccompanied refugee children denied entry to UK 'treated unfairly' Ekklesia 5.10.18, Government acted ‘unlawfully’ over Dubs Amendment Local Government 4.10.18, Guardian 3.10.18, Government's treatment of child refugees under Dubs scheme broke law, Court of Appeal rules Independent 3.10.18Times 4.10.18,

ADAO Interviews Eric Jonckheere and Krishnendu Mukherjee About the Documentary, “Breathless” The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organisation 1.10.18 + October newsletter.

Gig economy workers strike as Uber’s employment status case hits the Court of Appeal Employee Benefits 31.10.18, Consumer & Society 31.10.18, Business Advice 31.10.18, Uber appeals employment tribunal ruling over rights for drivers Tech Capital 30.10.18, Uber returns to court to fight ruling that defines drivers as employees CityAM 30.10.18, BBC News 30.10.18, Independent 30.10.18, Observer 28.10.18 + TMSS Magazine 28.10.18, Canadian News 28.10.18.
Glasgow Strike: Here's Why Thousands Of Council Workers Are Taking Action Huff Post 23.10.18
DPD sued over missed work charges Fleet News 24.10.18
Asda awaits latest judgment in equal pay case Personnel Today 12.10.18, Asda tries to overturn equal pay claim in Court of Appeal Retail Gazette 10.10.18, Asda equal pay battle reaches Court of Appeal Mail online 10.10.18, Yorkshire Evening Post 10.10.18, Asda equal pay battle reaches Court of Appeal Shropshire Star 10.10.18Employee Benefits 9.10.18, Hendon Times 10.10.18 + Isle of Wight County Press 10.10.18, Emma Satyamurti: The fight continues for equal pay Employee Benefits 9.10.18
Morrisons facing equal pay claim worth over £1 billion The HR Director 2.10.18
Thousands of Tesco staff join new equal pay claim Personnel Today 1.10.18, Tesco faces multi-million pound equal pay claim Retail Gazette 1.10.18.

Angharad Vaughan featured in a BBC Inside Out documentary 29.10.18 about the side effects of certain drugs used to treat Parkinson’s disease.
NHS agrees to pay millions to woman left paralysed by TB meningitis BMJ 1.10.18
North West London NHS Trust apologises over tube error Ealing Times 29.10.18, + Hillingdon Times 29.10.18, Brent & Kilburn Times 25.10.18

September 2018

More than £10BILLION is still due to Brits affected by Volkswagen’s Dieselgate scandal – but you have just under 50 days to claim The Sun 7.9.18, Auto Magazine 16.9.18, US class action outfit lands in Liverpool to target VW claims LSG 7.9.18
Natasha Ednan-Laperouse
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Pret allergy labelling ‘inadequate’, baguette death inquest finds BBC News 28.9.18, Sandhills Express 28.9.18, Express Digest 30.9.18, UK’s Pret chain vows ‘meaningful change’ after allergy death The News Tribune 28.9.18, Pret death: Father attacks chain saying daughter forced to 'play Russian roulette' with her life Independent 30.9.18Times 30.9.18Times 28.9.18, Pret allergy death: parents describe final moments with their daughter Guardian 29.9.18, 'You've got to say goodbye to her now': Mother of girl, 15, who died of allergic reaction to Pret sandwich reveals how her husband phoned her so she could speak to dying daughter for final time Mail online 29.9.18Birmingham Live 28.9.18Channel 4 News 28.9.18, Pret a Manger warned about allergy dangers nine months before 15-year-old's death Independent 25.9.18, Pret A Manger was warned about six baguette allergy cases a year before girl's death, inquest told Telegraph 25.9.18, Leigh Journal 25.9.18, Baguette bought at Pret Heathrow kills girl New Food 24.9.18The Caterer 24.9.18Express 25.9.18, Bridgwater Mercury 25.9.18 + extensive coverage in local press, Girl dies of allergy after Pret baguette Huffington Global 23.9.18, Archy Worldys 23.9.18, BBC News 23.9.18, Girl, 15, died on British Airways plane after eating Pret baguette Sunday Times 23.9.18, Pret a Manger and BA face questions over girl’s allergy death on plane Guardian 23.9.18
Following the conclusion of inquest on 28 September Jill gave a statement to the media outside the coroner's court, she was also interviewed on the BBC news channel at 2pm. Pret allergy labelling ‘inadequate’, baguette death inquest finds BBC News 28.9.18, Family of girl who died after eating Pret baguette condemn food labelling laws Express & Star 28.9.18Shropshire Star 28.9.18

Supermarkets face a £10billion 'equal pay' bill as thousands of staff at Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury's and Morrisons launch claims they are paid less than colleagues doing the same job Daily Mail 29.9.18, Morrisons faced with £1bn equal pay claims The Business Desk 12.9.18, London South East 12.9.18, Wm Morrison Supermarkets facing equal pay claims worth over £1bn, according to law firm Leigh Day Proactive Investor 12.9.18Retail Gazette 12.9.18Yorkshire Post 12.9.18Retail Sector 12.9.18Personnel Today 12.9.18HR Grapevine 12.9.18Morning Star 12.9.18, Up to 80,000 Morrisons women could join equal pay claim Times 12.9.18Guardian 11.9.18Exec Review 11.9.18, Morrisons faces £1bn equal pay claim from female shop-floor workers Independent 11.9.18Reuters 11.9.18Sharenet 11.9.18, Wm Morrison Supermarkets facing equal pay claims worth over £1bn, according to law firm Leigh Day Proactive Investor 12.9.18
How Deliveroo went from being the idea of a hungry banker to a $2 billion food delivery giant coveted by Uber Business Insider 24.9.18
Amazon 'plants fake packages in trucks' to trap thieving drivers WS Tale 21.9.18, Amazon staff are 'taking bribes of more than $2,000' from online merchants to delete bad reviews, restore banned accounts and reveal customers' private buying trends Mail online 16.9.18
Widow sues DPD over courier husband's death Guardian 13.9.18Exec Review 13.9.18

Kenyan workers say they warned Unilever before attacks in post-2007 vote violence Business Insider UK 28.9.18
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The “Zero Draft”: Access to judicial remedy for victims of multinationals’ (“MNCs”) abuse Business Human Rights 4.9.18
Ruby rush brings 'hell', not riches, to Mozambique village Mail online 17.9.18, Ghana Nation 17.9.18.
'We know what it's like' - Leigh Day sets up its own regulatory team LSG 11.9.18, Leigh Day's up front sales pitch Times Brief 13.9.18, Law firm starts regulatory practice after being investigated itself Australasian Lawyer 13.9.18

High Court allows judicial review of Arundel bypass decision to proceed Planning Resource 21.9.18, Judge gives green light for challenge to Arundel bypass decision Local Government Lawyer 18.9.18, High Court approves grandmother's Arundel Bypass challenge Littlehampton Gazette 18.9.18
The shipwrecked refugees marooned for twenty years on a British military base in Cyprus Channel 4 News 17.9.18
Bureau wins landmark press freedom case at the European Court of Human Rights BIJ 13.9.18
‘Extremely good day for journalism’ as ECHR rules UK Government surveillance regime violated freedom of the press Press Gazette 13.9.18
Emma Jones was interviewed on BBC R4 Today programme, BBC Radio 5Live, Channel 4 News and various other news broadcasters on the opening day of the contaminated blood inquiry 24.9.18. Inquiry into blood scandal that killed East Ham man told that it should learn from ‘chilling’ Hillsborough lessons Newham Recorder 26.9.18, Barking and Dagenham Post 26.9.18Independent 25.9.18, Leigh Journal 25.9.18, Infected blood victims 'may still not know they have hepatitis C' Guardian 24.9.18, Ekklesia 23.9.18, Infected blood victims may not yet have been told why they feel ill, inquiry hears Guardian 24.9.18.
Bereaved woman asked to pay £1,000 for private room at inquest Guardian 10.9.18
BA under pressure as hack details emerge FT 10.9.18
UK government face legal challenges over torture authorisations Scottish Legal News 7.9.18, Ekklesia 7.9.18, Guardian 6.9.18Times 7.9.18, Legal action threatened against government for export of surveillance equipment Ekklesia 15.9.18
Plan to breed hen harriers in captivity challenged by activist The Times 6.9.18
R. (on the application of Buckley (on behalf of the Foxhill Residents' Assoc)) v Bath and North East Somerset Council and Curo Places Ltd J.P.L. 2018, 11, 1231-1248
Petition to save Burgess Hill disability centre gains more than 2,000 signatures Mid Sussex Times 5.9.18
Wildlife trust launches legal challenge against new expressway scheme Ekklesia 28.9.18, Legal challenge against Expressway route Mix96 28.9.18, Court bid to block Oxford to Cambridge expressway Times 28.9.18
Mothers want action over sexual assaults at school BBC News 13.9.18

Man jailed after ploughing in to cyclist from Bourne and two others Rutland Mercury 10.9.18, Cyclist paralysed after driver drove into the back of group during Flatlands 600k overnight event Road.cc 8.9.17, 'My life has changed forever' - Cyclist still in hospital a year after being hit by uninsured driver who fell asleep at the wheel Lincolnshire Live 7.9.18
Plans to make it harder for cyclists to claim compensation after injury dropped Cycling Weekly 5.9.18
Government drops plans to include cyclists in small claims limit Bike Biz 5.9.18
CAMPAIGN WIN! Small Claims Limit amendments “victory for common sense” says Cycling UK Cycling UK 4.9.18

August 2018

Survivors of abuse in Islington children’s homes may sue Town Hall for compensation Islington Tribune 3.8.18
Man with learning disability compensated following allegations of ill-treatment Ekklesia 8.8.18
Case settled for child who was physically restrained at private special school Able 14.8.18

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Get a head for cycling with Leigh Day Cyclist 30.8.18
Landmark court judgement for asbestos victims support group Ekklesia 2.8.18, Dissing the disruptors The Times 2.8.18, Non-party wins right to see documents in asbestos claim Times 2.8.18
CAPE INTERMEDIATE HOLDINGS LTD v GRAHAM DRING (ON BEHALF OF ASBESTOS VICTIMS SUPPORT GROUP) (2018) CA (Civ Div) (Sir Brian Leveson PQBD, Hamblen LJ, Newey LJ) 31/07/2018. The court set out the extent of a non-party's right to obtain copies of documents filed in court proceedings and the principles to be applied where a non-party was seeking access to such documents. For the respondent: Leigh Day
Clare Campbell was interviewed on ITV Granada on 24 August following the death of two tourists in Egypt.  Mirror travel editor's advice for holiday makers in Egypt Mirror 24.8.18, How to avoid stomach bugs while on holiday - and what to do if you get ill Mirror 2.8.18
Asbestos - the killer that strikes years after exposure Birmingham Live 16.8.18
Ulverston paramedic conquers coast-to-coast on anniversary of horror smash The NW Mail 1.8.18
Triathlete died when bicycle hit flooded pothole weeks after workman repaired wrong road The London Economic 9.8.18, Cyclist, 52, died when her bike hit a pothole that council should have fixed weeks earlier - but was still there because workmen repaired the WRONG road Daily Mail 9.8.18, Mum dies after being thrown from bike in front car after hitting pothole council failed to fill months before Mirror 9.8.18Local Gov 10.8.18Metro 9.8.17Transport Network 10.8.18, MSN 10.8.18
UK Personal Injury Market 2018: Market Trends Report ResearchAndMarkets.com 16.8.18

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Best Value for Money Contingency Fees? Mondaq 3.8.18
Mozambique’s ruby mining goes from ‘wild west’ to big business Macau Daily Times 14.8.18 + Business Day 13.8.18, The Malaysian Reserve 21.8.18, Bloomberg 13.8.18
Monitoring the Problems of Shipbreaking in Bangladesh Marasi News 26.8.18, Shipping Tribune 26.8.18
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Beyond Oil Spillage in Niger Delta The Nigerian Voice 16.8.18
Legal bids launched for tuition fee compensation - what you need to know Money Saving Expert 1.8.18
Time is running out to claim compensation in the 'Dieselgate' emissions scandal Devon Live 16.8.18, Sunday Express 12.8.18, Volkswagen emissions scandal: How to claim up to £8.5k compensation as deadline looms Cambridgeshire Live 3.8.18, Chronicle Live 1.8.18, Stoke Live 1.8.18 
UK Government Faces Judicial Review For Denying Immigrants Their GDPR Rights Forbes 29.8.18, IT Pro 29.8.18, Brexit: EU citizens seek judicial review over access to Home Office records Guardian 28.8.18, Challenge to anti-GDPR immigration exemption in DPA to go ahead Computer Weekly 28.8.18
Town council distances itself from challenge brought by mayor over fracking Local Government Lawyer 22.8.18
High Court quashes decision by CCG to downgrade urgent care centre Local Government Lawyer 1.8.18, Local Government Lawyer 20.8.18, “When you make a promise you’re going to consult, you keep your promise” says Corby urgent care centre barrister Northamptonshire Telegraph 3.8.18
Dixons data breach hit 10m customers Times 1.8.18, Dixons data breach hit 10m customers Times 1.8.18
Government settles legal action over discrimination and Universal Credit rollout Local Government Lawyer 2.8.18, Disability News Service 2.8.18, Esther McVey loses in court on Universal Credit - but says she will still fight others Mirror 2.8.18, Baby Product 1.8.18
Women’s Aid and Rape Crisis mount legal challenge to government’s two child tax credit limit Ekklesia 1.8.18
UK: Talk Fracking fires up legal action against UK Government over fracking failure Energy Pedia 12.8.18
Photo of plane landing
Campaigners challenge Heathrow NPS in the High Court Planning Portal 16.8.18, Heathrow third runway legal challenges Environmental Health News 16.8.18, Green Air 14.8.18, The Construction Index 9.8.18, Heathrow expansion faces High Court challenge from Friends of the Earth Building 9.8.18, New Civil Engineer 9.8.18, Business Green 8.8.18, The Planner 8.8.18, Infrastructure Intelligence 9.8.18, This is Local London 9.8.18, New runway at Heathrow Airport faces legal challenge Climate Action 8.8.18, Transport Extra 20.8.18
R (on the application of AMETH DIOP) v SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT (2018) QBD (Admin) (David Pittaway QC) 26/07/2018
There had been a failure to take effective steps to expedite a Senegalese national's bail accommodation application pursuant to the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 s.4(1)(c). His detention over a four-week period was unlawful as it should have been evident to the secretary of state that, because of the Senegalese embassy's refusal to issue emergency travel documents, the claimant could not be removed readily from the UK, and timeous arrangements should have been made for his bail accommodation. For the claimant: Leigh Day
NHS campaign group granted right to appeal in price competition case Ekklesia 25.8.18 
A judge has ruled supporting Scottish independence is a “philosophical belief” on a par with religion iNews 5.8.18
Top solicitor calls for employment law reform after bound and gagged civil servant loses tribunal claim Morning Star 16.8.18
'I work for the world's richest man and I live in my CAR': Amazon employee claims she is shacked-up in warehouse parking lot after she was injured on the job TWICE and received no sick pay for her time away Daily Mail 2.8.18, Amazon hires Twitter 'Ambassadors' to praise working conditions WS Tale 28.8.18, Express Digest 28.8.18
Can Employers Tell You What To Wear? BBC Asian Network 28.8.18 Employment lawyer Kiran Daurka explains the law around what employers can tell us to wear.

Mum, 35, who expected to be home in time for tea dies after routine hospital test goes tragically wrong Mirror 19.8.18The Sun 19.8.18Mail on Sunday 18.8.18. Suzanne White interviewed by BBC Radio Essex.
Judge orders indemnity costs against NHS trust for outrageous 'bimbling' Litigation Futures 2.8.18LSG 3.8.18
Judge throws out inquest negligence claim against Leigh Day LSG 3.8.18, Inquest negligence claim against Leigh Day thrown out Legal Futures 3.8.18
People on the move: Leigh Day; Napthens; Jiffy; RSM The Business Desk 21.8.18 Lauren Tully to Leigh Day LSG 22.8.18
CLAIRE MANZI v KING'S COLLEGE HOSPITAL NHS FOUNDATION TRUST (2018) CA (Civ Div) (Sir Ernest Ryder, Sales LJ) 29/08/2018. A judge had not erred in his evaluation of the evidence when concluding that a registrar had not acted negligently when failing to recognise on an ultrasound scan the extent to which a mother had failed to deliver part of her placenta following the birth of her child. For the appellant: Leigh Day

July 2018

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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
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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 6.7.18, Digit 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 11.7.18, CityAM 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 25.7.18AOL 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
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
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
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
Pressure mounts for Government to back cyclist compensation amendments Bike Biz 13.6.18

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 

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.

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

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 8.5.18, Wessex 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 3.5.18, All 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 

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

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.

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

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 

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 

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

Congrats! You got a 5-star review. "Decent providing access to justice for those in need or disenfranchised. A progressive law firm..."
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

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 Photo: Leigh Day
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

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

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 Photo: Leigh Day

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
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
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

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

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

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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