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Howard Bryant
asbestos Asbestos claims mesothelioma

Man exposed to asbestos at Kent Papermill succeeds in court case

A man exposed to asbestos while working at a Kent papermill has succeeded in his court case and obtained substantial compensation

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Lecture Hall
Universal Credit Disability

Disabled student given permission to legally challenge new regulations preventing him claiming universal credit

A disabled student has been granted permission to legally challenge a recent change in regulations that prevent him and thousands of other disabled students from claiming universal credit while in further education.

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Jodey Whiting
Human rights Inquests Jodey Whiting

Secretary of State allowed limited role in application for second inquest into death of Jodey Whiting

Judge partially approves late request by the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions for her lawyers to make submissions to the High Court at an application for a second inquest into the death of Jodey Whiting.

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Consumer law Emissions Emissions claims

VW former CEO to pay millions of euros in compensation over emissions scandal

Volkswagen former chief executive Martin Winterkorn will pay 11.2 million euros to compensate the company for his role in the diesel emissions scandal, it has been reported.

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sexual abuse sexual assault

Gloucestershire teacher jailed for abuse of trust sexual assault

Gloucestershire teacher Thomas Hancock has been jailed following the sexual assault of a pupil at his school, reports Gloucester Live.

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Rushing Nurses
Human rights Judicial review Freedom of information

Eleven pandemic simulation exercises were staged between 2015-19

Campaigning NHS worker Dr Moosa Qureshi has secured admissions from Public Health England that several pandemic exercises were conducted between 2015 and 2019.

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Emissions Emissions claims Renault Volkswagen

Renault and Volkswagen charged in France with deceit over diesel emissions scandal

Car makers Renault and Volkswagen have reportedly been charged in France with deceit relating to the emissions scandal.

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Mum And Elderly Parent
John's Campaign Care homes Coronavirus Covid-19 High Court

Fourteen-day isolation requirement at care homes to be challenged at High Court

John’s Campaign is taking a legal challenge regarding the requirement for care home residents to isolate for 14 days on admission or on return from an overnight visit to the High Court.

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Sylvia Bennet
asbestos Asbestos and mesothelioma Asbestos claims mesothelioma

Family of Nottingham woman appeal for information following her asbestos-related death

The family of Nottingham woman Sylvia Bennett are appealing for information after she died aged 77 from the asbestos-related cancer mesothelioma.

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Lecture Hall
University Employment Employment rights

University lecturers bring claim for worker status against Goldsmiths University of London

University lecturers who claim they are being denied their employment rights are bringing a claim against Goldsmiths University of London.

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Dr Lucy Williams Dr Lorin Davies
maternity Maternity Services

Health board lifts ban on maternity ward visiting following threat of legal action

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board has lifted its ban on maternity ward visiting following the threat of legal action by a couple expecting their second baby.

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British Army
Armed forces Data breach

British Armed Forces’ data breach exposes identities of over a hundred Special Forces troops

Following a security blunder the identities of over a hundred Special Forces troops were circulating on WhatsApp yesterday (2nd June 2021).