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Prison
Human rights Prisoner rights

Compensation paid to prisoner for religious discrimination

A prisoner has been paid compensation after being unable to fully practise his religion while in prison.

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Abuse claims

Retired teacher to face magistrates over sexual abuse at school charges

A retired teacher is due to appear before magistrates today on charges that he indecently assaulted boys at Oakwood Preparatory School, Chichester and Salisbury Cathedral School.

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Bee
Wildlife Bees Pesticides

The Wildlife Trusts challenge ‘unlawful’ go-ahead for bee killer pesticide on sugar beet

The Wildlife Trusts send legal letter to the Government questioning use of pesticide banned for use outdoors in Europe because of the risk it poses to bees

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Philippa Day
Inquests

Conclusion of inquest into death of Philippa Day

A coroner has delivered a damning indictment of systemic problems at the Department of Work and Pensions that contributed to the decision of Philippa Day to take an overdose that led to her death.

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House Planning
Planning

Residents’ legal challenge to South Oxfordshire Local Plan decision

Residents issue legal claim over plans for hugely controversial development, adopted under pressure from government minister

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Woman Loading Washing Machine
asbestos mesothelioma Asbestos and mesothelioma

Family of former boiler-maker receive compensation following mother’s diagnosis with mesothelioma

The family of a woman whose son worked as a boiler-maker at a factory in Kent in the late 1970s and early 1980s, has received compensation following her death from the asbestos-related cancer, mesothelioma.

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Personal injury Cycling Brain injury

Seven-figure settlement for brain injury cyclist

A cyclist who sustained a severe brain injury in a road traffic collision receives a seven-figure compensation payment

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Nichola Salvato
Human rights Universal Credit

Working mum wins claim challenging rule for Universal Credit parents to pay childcare costs upfront

Single mum Nichola Salvato has won her legal case regarding the requirement to provide proof of payment to obtain Universal Credit childcare payments.

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Data Protection Hospital
Data protection and privacy Human rights

Serious data breach of patient information suffered by Transform Hospital Group

Data protection lawyers warn that data breach at private hospital group could lead to compensation claims for those affected

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Vedanta Zambia
Vedanta Zambia Mining

Legal claim by more than 2,500 Zambian villagers in a case against Vedanta Resources Limited

Villagers, represented by Leigh Day solicitors, and Vedanta Resources Ltd issued a joint statement today, Monday 18 January 2021

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Supermarket
Discrimination

Disabled shopper asserts his right to enter supermarkets without wearing a mask

A disabled shopper who was refused service and expelled from his local Morrisons store because his wasn’t wearing a mask wants others to be aware of their legal rights.

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Dustbin lorry
Employment Discrimination Modern Slavery

Modern slavery ring victims start legal case against Biffa, Smart Solutions and FS Commercial

Victims of what has been described as the ‘largest-ever modern slavery ring uncovered in the UK’ have launched a legal case against Biffa Waste Services Limited, Smart Solutions and FS Commercial.