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Lawyer calls for more regulation for private healthcare following Panorama investigation

Following tonight's Panorama, entitled How Safe is Your Operation, lawyer Suzanne White calls for greater regulation for private hospitals as more NHS patients are referred to private clinics

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Court of Appeal upholds ruling that claims by Zambian villagers against mining giant can be heard in UK court

The Court of Appeal has today upheld a High Court ruling allowing the legal case on behalf of 1,826 Zambian villagers against UK mining giant Vedanta Resources Plc and its Zambian subsidiary, Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) to continue to be heard in the UK Courts.

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​Latest hearing to begin in UK's largest equal pay battle

The latest stage of the UK's largest ever private sector equal pay claim, being brought against supermarket giant Asda on behalf of over 15,000 mostly female workers, takes place this week at employment tribunal in Manchester with a stage one equal value hearing.

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High Court to hear largest product liability group action against allegedly faulty hips

Legal cases on behalf of hundreds of patients affected by allegedly faulty Pinnacle Ultamet metal-on-metal hip implants will be heard at the High Court against the manufacturer DePuy. The trial will start on 16 October 2017 and is expected to last until the end of January 2018.

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Compensation for mother after her baby is stillborn following delay in delivery

A woman from Burnley has received an apology from a hospital trust, and been awarded compensation, after her baby son was stillborn at Burnley Hospital.

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Seven figure settlement secured on behalf of child with cerebral palsy

A 12 year old girl with Cerebral Palsy has received a seven figure compensation payment following the delay in diagnosis and treatment shortly after her birth which led to her condition

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Law firm call on the Government to re-consider decision not to halt Universal Credit

Lawyers acting on behalf of people affected by welfare reforms, have called the Universal Credit system “inhumane”

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Man living with disabilities takes employment dismissal case to the Court of Appeal

A man living with disabilities is taking his former employer to the Court of Appeal over the dismissal from his job, which he argues was based on discrimination.

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Coroner concludes autistic man's death the result of neglect and gross failure at Bristol hospital

An inquest into the death of a 27-year-old man with autism and learning difficulties has concluded that gross failures in his care at Southmead Hospital in Bristol, including a failure to act on his deteriorating condition, contributed to his death at the hospital on 17 December 2014.

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Victory for Addison Lee drivers as Tribunal finds they are entitled to basic workers' rights

The Central London Employment Tribunal has today found that a group of Addison Lee drivers were workers and were entitled to receive the National Minimum Wage and holiday pay.

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Settlement for client following failure to diagnose anal abscess

Woman underwent emergency surgery following failure to detect anal abscess

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The approval of new immunotherapy drugs offers new hope for mesothelioma sufferers

Senior asbestos lawyer comments on news that Nivolumab will now be available for lung cancer patients