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Frankie Thomas Inquests online harms

Coroner demands action from Department for Education to improve e-safety in schools

A coroner has written to the Department for Education to demand action to address “inadequate regulatory oversight” and “outdated guidance” relating to internet e-safety systems within schools, following the death of 15-year-old Frankie Thomas.

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Family of former plumber’s mate in Barking and Dagenham appeals for information following asbestos related death

The family of a former plumber’s mate is appealing for help from his former colleagues after he died from asbestos related cancer, mesothelioma.

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Human rights Judicial review Environment oil gas

High Court to hear challenge to Oil and Gas Authority strategy

The High Court in London will hear a judicial review challenge to the Oil and Gas Authority’s (OGA) Net Zero Strategy. The case will be heard on Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th December 2021.

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Government facing compensation claims following £500,000 fine for 2020 New Year Honours list data breach

The Government is now facing claims for compensation from individuals whose home addresses were wrongly disclosed when the Cabinet Office announced the 2020 New Year Honours List online.

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Friends of the Earth court hearing to challenge UK Government investment in Mozambique gas project

Friends of the Earth (FoE) has a High Court hearing on Tuesday 7 December challenging the UK Government’s decision to invest $1.15bn in a gas project in Northern Mozambique.

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Human rights PWS Inquest

Inquest into the death of Sammy Alban-Stanley, aged 13

The inquest into the death of Sammy Alban-Stanley, who died aged 13 during the first 2020 pandemic lockdown, has concluded that he died as a consequence of injuries sustained during an episode of high-risk behaviour related to Prader Willi Syndrome (PWS) on a background of inadequate support from the local authority and mental health services.

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Lawyer for Salisbury crash victims calls for action plan to prevent future collisions

A lawyer representing victims of the Salisbury train crash has called on the Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) to confirm what actions have been taken to ensure that a similar collision is prevented.

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Consumer law Health Food safety

Legal action considered after salmonella linked to recalled pork scratchings

Food safety lawyers are investigating a number of cases of salmonella believed to be linked to Mr Porky’s products which were recalled on 20th August 2021.

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Human rights Covid-19 vaccine WTO

UK urged to back waiver to free poorer countries to develop COVID-19 vaccines

The UK’s continued blocking of a waiver of intellectual property rights that stand in the way of access to COVID-19 vaccines in low and middle income countries is being carefully scrutinized by human rights lawyers.

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“Complete overhaul” of the Windrush Compensation Scheme urgently needed

A lawyer who represents hundreds of victims of the Windrush scandal has welcomed a report by the Home Affairs Committee which recommends that the Windrush Compensation Scheme is taken out of the Home Office and transferred to an independent organisation.

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Settlement of claim for abuse at Shebbear College in Devon

Our client, who we have called George, brought a civil claim against the Methodist Independent Schools Trust (MIST) arising out of sexual abuse he had experienced at Shebbear College in Beaworthy, Devon, whilst a pupil there in the late 1970s.

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MoD admits a third data breach of email addresses of vulnerable Afghans left behind in Afghanistan

In a written statement to Parliament dated 15th November 2021, Ben Wallace, Secretary of State for Defence, admitted that the Ministry of Defence (MoD) suffered a third data breach on 7th September 2021 affecting 13 email addresses of vulnerable Afghans.