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Medical lawyer welcomes new guidance on Group B Strep but joins calls for testing for all pregnant women

Medical lawyer Emmalene Bushnell has welcomed new guidance from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) for more women to be tested and treated for Group B Strep (GBS), an infection which can cause meningitis, septicaemia and pneumonia, and death in infants.

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Canterbury resident brings air pollution legal claim against city council

An environmental campaigner from the Canterbury area has begun legal proceedings against Canterbury City Council regarding air pollution in the city.

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Another victory for workers in their fight for equal pay against Asda

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has ruled today that Asda has been unsuccessful in another attempt to stop over 10,000 equal pay claims against them from proceeding.

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Significant judgment for Asbestos Victims Support Group Forum

Historical documents relating to knowledge of the dangers of asbestos preserved

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Data protection and privacy

Information lawyers welcome fine for TalkTalk data breach

Leading information law solicitors Leigh Day welcome today's announcement that the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has fined TalkTalk £100,000 for failing to look after its customers' data and risked it falling into the hands of fraudsters and scammers.

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Family take legal action against Sloane Street doctor following death of beloved husband and father

The family of Stefanos Vavalidis are pursuing a legal claim against his private GP, Dr Peter Wheeler, following the death of Mr Vavalidis from liver failure in January 2016 at the age of 69.

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Parents of two young women who died while volunteering overseas begin legal action against volunteering organisation

The parents of Alice Barnett and Summer Robertson, who died while volunteering in South Africa, have begun legal action against Lattitude Global Volunteering following a lengthy battle to secure answers from the company regarding the circumstances of their daughters' deaths and reassurance that safety measures have been improved.

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Successful claim by prisoner with peanut allergy given the wrong meal

Leigh Day have settled a compensation claim by an ex-prisoner, who, despite having a lifelong peanut allergy, was given a meal while in prison that contained peanuts leading to him suffering an anaphylactic reaction and stroke, leaving him with significant disabilities.

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Inappropriate cancer treatment claim results in compensation payment

A 68 year old man has settled a medical negligence claim against an NHS Trust after being provided with inappropriate treatment for his prostate cancer at a private clinic

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Lawyer for Winterbourne View says CQC should use its powers after report of serious assault at care home

Allegations of the rape of a vulnerable adult by a fellow resident at a care home has led to calls for the CQC to do more to protect children and vulnerable adults in residential care

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Employment lawyer calls for transparency on pay for all following BBC report

Employment partner Kiran Daurka has called on all companies to show pay gap transparency for all protected characteristics following the BBC report on pay

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Product safety lawyer 'extremely disappointed' by lack of progress on product recall

Product safety lawyer Jill Paterson has expressed disappointment at the lack of progress by the government on product recalls and safety following an interim report published by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) today.