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The Bureau of Investigative Journalism challenges decision not to release Russia report

An urgent legal challenge aimed at forcing the release of a report into potential Russian interference in British politics has been launched by The Bureau of Investigative Journalism.

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Solicitors welcome High Court decision to quash police's Extinction Rebellion protest order

Solicitors specialising in claims against the police and judicial review have welcomed the decision by the High Court in Jones & Ors v The Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis [2019] EWHC 2957 (Admin) to quash an order imposing a condition on the Extinction Rebellion protesters that they must cease their protests within London.

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Man wins Supreme Court bedroom tax case

The Supreme Court has today ruled in favour of a man, known as RR, who brought a legal case regarding whether social security tribunals and local authorities have the power to provide effective remedy to benefits claimants where the application of the bedroom tax breaches their rights under the Human Rights Act.

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Family of Peckham man call for swift implementation of Peckham Town Centre Safety Pilot

An Inquest into the death of 74-year-old Peter Allingham concluded that he died due to a road traffic collision. His sister said after the Inquest that she hopes that plans for greater safety measures for pedestrians in Peckham will be implemented quickly.

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Resident issues legal challenge to oil production plans

A resident of Redhill in Surrey has issued a legal challenge against Surrey County Council's decision to grant planning permission to allow Horse Hill Developments Ltd to retain and extend a site at Horse Hill, near Gatwick, with an increase in oil production by the drilling of four new wells on Green Belt land.

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Leading medical lawyer calls for urgent action following radiology failings at a teaching hospital

Clinical negligence lawyer and former radiographer, Suzanne White, has called for the government to do more to increase the number of radiologists and radiographers to better protect patients following failings at a teaching hospital led to three patients dying and eight coming to severe harm.

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Consumer safety lawyer joins calls for thorough investigation after two deaths from high rise flats

‚ÄčTina Patel from Leigh Day's consumer law and product safety team has joined calls to establish whether or not there is a link between two child fatalities following two separate incidents involving falls from high-rise windows.

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Settlement for woman who suffered poor mental health care resulting in permanent spinal injuries

A settlement has been agreed for a woman who received no treatment for her psychotic depression, which led her to jump from a window at home and suffer fractures to her foot and spine and damage to her spinal cord.

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Solicitor for two French coach crash victims calls for swift support

The travel solicitor who is representing two people who were injured after a coach crashed in northern France has called for swift support to be put in place for the victims.

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Lawyer urges urgent investigation into French coach crash

A leading travel lawyer has called for a thorough investigation by French police after a bus travelling from Paris to London crashed in northern France leaving 29 people injured, including 10 British citizens.

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Human rights activist issues case against the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for alleged use of NSO spyware

A prominent satirist and human rights activist has issued a legal claim in the UK High Court against the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia alleging that he was targeted with spyware known as Pegasus, acquired from the NSO Group.

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Family disappointed by CPS decision on Croydon tram crash

The family of Donald Collett, who died in the Croydon tram crash, have expressed dismay at yesterday's CPS decision that no criminal charges will be bought against the driver or Transport for London (TfL) or the operator, Tram Operations Ltd.