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Employment Equal Pay Now Equal pay Tesco

Supermarket workers closer to equal pay after landmark ruling

Supermarkets in the UK have suffered another blow in the battle for equal pay after the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled employees working in stores can compare their roles to colleagues working in distribution centres for the purpose of equal pay.

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abuse Abuse claims

Army cadet leaders jailed for abuse of teenage girl

Army cadet leaders have been jailed for the sexual abuse of a teenage girl in their troop.

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Factory Skyline
asbestos Asbestos and mesothelioma Asbestos claims mesothelioma

Claim settled for London brass factory worker exposed to asbestos

A claim has successfully been settled for the family of an Australian mesothelioma victim, John Young, who passed away in late 2019, aged 72.

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Planning planning laws

Hearing granted in case against changes to planning laws

Campaign group Rights: Community: Action (RCA) has been granted a court hearing after a judge said its case against sweeping changes to planning laws introduced by the Government last year is potentially important.

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City Of London
Woodford claims

FCA update on its enforcement investigation into the Woodford Equity Income Fund

The FCA today sent a letter to the Treasury Select Committee and MPs updating them on their investigation into the collapse of the Woodford Equity Income Fund (WEIF)

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Medical negligence neurological condition

Seven-figure settlement for woman left with debilitating neurological condition following bariatric surgery

A woman has received more than £2.7 million in settlement from Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust after she suffered an extreme nutritional deficiency following weight loss surgery.

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Defocussed Hospital Corridor
Clinical negligence hysterectomy

Mother has hysterectomy after mismanaged complications following baby’s birth

A woman whose placenta was not delivered fully after the birth of her first child suffered complications that have resulted in a hysterectomy.

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Andrew Zajac
Personal injury

Serious injury specialist joins Leigh Day’s personal injury department

New partner Andrew Zajac has joined Leigh Day’s personal injury department.

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High Court
Court of Appeal Immigration Data Protection

Immigration data protection exemption is unlawful rule Appeal Court judges

An Immigration Exemption within the Data Protection Act 2018, which allowed the Government and others within the private sector a blanket power to refuse information and use it secretly has been ruled unlawful in a judgment handed down today.

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Human rights Pregnancy Court of Appeal Pregnant Then Screwed

Pregnant Then Screwed will appeal SEISS judgment

Campaign group Pregnant Then Screwed has been granted permission to appeal its case that the government’s Self-Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS) discriminated against women who had taken maternity leave between 2016-19.

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abuse Abuse claims child abuse

Children’s hospital porter jailed for sex abuse crimes

A former porter at Great Ormond Street Hospital has been jailed for at least 18 years after he admitted sexual offences against young boys.

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Blood Transfusion
infected blood inquiry Matt Hancock Contaminated blood

Solicitors for victims of infected blood scandal call for clear and direct answers from Matt Hancock

Solicitors representing over 300 victims of the contaminated blood scandal have called on Health Secretary Matt Hancock to give clear and direct answers when he appears at the Infected Blood Public Inquiry on Friday afternoon (21 May).