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Man who needed below knee amputation after collision receives significant compensation

Christopher Williams was hit by a vintage car during the London to Brighton rally

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High Court finds MoD breached the Geneva Conventions during the Iraq War

A High Court judge today ruled the MoD unlawfully detained civilians during the Iraq war, breaching the Human Rights Act and the Geneva Conventions

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Same-sex couple win fight for equality over IVF treatment

A same-sex couple who began legal action against their local NHS Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) on the grounds that the group's policy on access to infertility treatment was unlawful have been successful in securing access to IVF treatment.

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Legal action launched against Royal Mail as courier drivers ask for basic employment rights

Legal action has been launched against Royal Mail Group Limited on behalf of four courier drivers who claim that the household name and former public service, Royal Mail, does not provide them with basic employment rights

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Landmark judgment in the High Court as judge rules historic asbestos documents can be revealed

The High Court today ruled that documents which were to be destroyed following litigation can be shared with those not involved in the original litigation, in this case, lawyers fighting on behalf of victims of asbestos.

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Legal action against London-based shipping company following life-changing injuries

UK law firm Leigh Day is taking legal action on behalf of a 38-year-old Bangladeshi man who lost a leg and some of the sight in one eye whilst dismantling a ship on behalf of Zodiac Maritime, a London-based shipping company.

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Families repeat call for regulation of the volunteering sector following ICS report

The families of Alice Barnett and Summer Robertson, who died while volunteering in South Africa, have repeated their calls for regulation of the volunteering sector following a report published today on the International Citizen Service (ICS) programme.

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Bristol surgeon investigated by NHS Trust regarding mesh implants

It has been reported that a Bristol-based surgeon is being investigated by his NHS trust regarding mesh implants used to fix bowel problems in women.

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Teacher at St Paul's private school resigns following allegations of sexual abuse

A member of staff at St Paul's girls' school in London has resigned following claims of sexual abuse by former pupils, the Guardian has reported.

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Supreme Court to hear families fight for compensation against chemical giant Johnson Matthey

Supreme Court to hear legal claim on behalf of three former employees of FTSE 100 chemical company Johnson Matthey

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High Court upholds “draconian” injunction granted to fracking company Ineos

Today, the High Court has upheld and renewed a pre-emptive injunction granted to fracking company INEOS

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Lawyer welcomes Court of Appeal decision in peanut allergy death case

Leading food safety lawyer welcomes Court of Appeal decision to uphold conviction and custodial sentence handed down to restaurateur following peanut allergy death