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Product safety lawyer welcomes MPs criticisms of Whirlpool

A report by MPs published today on the safety of electrical goods in the UK criticises Whirlpool's approach to customer safety and calls for the establishment of an independent regulatory body for electrical goods.

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Malawi Tobacco Farm

​Malawi tobacco farmers in landmark legal fight against British American Tobacco

Almost 2000 tobacco tenant farmers, including hundreds of children, from Malawi are taking legal action against British American Tobacco accusing them of forced and child labour.

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Leigh Day receives over 500 enquiries from Woodford investors in Hargreaves Lansdown claim

Law firm Leigh Day has received over 500 enquiries from investors less than two weeks after announcing it is investigating a potential legal claim against Hargreaves Lansdown on behalf of investors who have lost money following the collapse of Woodford Investment Management.

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Whistle-blower takes EY to trial in money laundering cover-up case

A former partner of the accountancy firm EY, formerly known as Ernst & Young, who blew the whistle on an allegedly unlawful and unethical audit on a Dubai gold refiner is due to have his case heard in the High Court in London in a three-week trial commencing the week of 27 January 2020.

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Sapna Malik winning human rights prize
Sapna Malik

Sapna Malik awarded Human Rights Lawyer of the Year award

Partner Sapna Malik from the International team at Leigh Day has been awarded the Human Rights Lawyer of the Year award at the Law Society Excellence Awards 2019.

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Family of married Liverpool couple appeal for information following asbestos-related death

The family of a Liverpool couple are appealing for information following the asbestos-related death of Mona Patterson, which is believed to have been caused by washing her husband Arthur's dusty work clothes.

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​Brain injury solicitor welcomes football head injury research

Research conducted by Glasgow University on possible links between professional footballers and head injury has been welcomed by brain injury solicitor Harminder Bains.

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Six-figure settlement for delayed diagnosis of sarcoma

A six-figure settlement has been achieved for a 44-year-old woman (Miss X) who sustained life changing facial injuries after an eight-month delay in diagnosing a sarcoma, a type of cancer, at West Suffolk Hospital.

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UK citizens bringing legal claims in the US relating to possible asbestos exposure through talcum powder

A number of UK citizens have approached law firm Leigh Day for help to bring legal action after developing mesothelioma which they allege happened after exposure to asbestos in talcum powder products.

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Rights Watch (UK) launches its challenge to Government's independent review of Prevent

The human rights charity Rights Watch (UK) has launched a judicial review challenge to the Government's independent review of the Prevent strategy. The proceeding seeks permission to challenge the appointment of Lord Carlile as the Independent Reviewer, and to the scope of the review's Terms of Reference.

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International human rights lawyer speaks at UN conference on business and human rights

Human rights lawyer and Head of the International department at Leigh Day, Richard Meeran, has spoken at the United Nations in Geneva this week.

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Court of Appeal to hear Friends of the Earth's climate case against Heathrow third runway

Friends of the Earth will today take its legal case against Heathrow's third runway plans to the Court of Appeal.