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Employment Gig Economy BCA

BCA becomes latest gig economy employer embroiled in workers’ rights dispute

Drivers working for British Car Auctions (BCA), part of a group of businesses which also own webuyanycar.com and Cinch, are fighting for workers’ rights with the support of law firm Leigh Day.

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Human rights Care homes Covid-19 Coronavirus isolation

Legal action threat over continued 14-day self-isolation rule for care homes

Campaigners signal their intention to bring a legal case against the Government if they don’t remove the 14-day self-isolation requirement from the latest update to guidance.

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Tobacco Crop
British American Tobacco Malawi farmers

British American Tobacco and Imperial aim to strike out claims by impoverished Malawi farmers

Tobacco company giants are hoping to have a serious legal claim against them by farmers in Malawi struck out this week.

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John Barlow
asbestos Asbestos and mesothelioma Asbestos claims mesothelioma Covid-19 Coronavirus

Manchester plumber’s fatal diagnosis delayed by COVID-19 pandemic

The family of a man whose fatal diagnosis was delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic are appealing for information from his former work colleagues.

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Ministry Of Defence
Human rights Freedom of information Ministry of Defence

Appeal against Freedom of Information refusal to see full UK joint targeting policy

A hearing will be held today in an appeal against the Information Commissioner’s decision to allow the Ministry of Defence to withhold information about its Targeting Policy.

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Pics For Tom S Bioabundance Release
Human rights bioabundance Court of Appeal

Residents’ legal appeal to South Oxfordshire Local Plan decision

Bioabundance Community Interest Company has applied for permission to take its case against the Government and South Oxfordshire District Council (SODC), to the Court of Appeal.

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Brain injury Medical negligence Healthcare

Woman suffered brain injury after failure to diagnose infective encarditis

A woman who suffered a brain injury when a delay in diagnosis of bacterial endocarditis led to her suffering a stroke, has received a six-figure settlement.

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Nichola Salvato
Human rights Universal Credit High Court

Working mum wins national award for her legal challenge and campaigning on Universal Credit

Working mum Nichola Salvato has won a national award for her legal challenge to Universal Credit.

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Covid-19 Coronavirus public inquiry

Lawyers cautiously welcome announcement of covid public inquiry

Law firm Leigh Day has cautiously welcomed the announcement by Boris Johnson yesterday that a public inquiry into how the COVID crisis was handled will take place in spring 2022.

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Product liability Consumer law spinal rod Healthcare

Scoliosis children’s MAGEC spinal rod treatment is halted

Clinicians are being advised not to implant MAGEC spinal rod systems used to treat children with scoliosis after the UK healthcare regulator identified several shortcomings with technical documentation and quality management.

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Elderly Woman
John's Campaign Care homes Covid-19 Coronavirus

Allow care home residents home visits without need for 14-day self-isolation

With guidance to care providers due to be updated this week, John’s Campaign is repeating its call to see all requirements for 14-day self-isolation to be dropped.

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Petra Diamond International Swahili

Kesi kati ya AAA & ORS na Kampuni za Uchimbaji was Almasi za Petra Diamonds Ltd Williamson Diamonds Ltd

Makubaliano ya fidia kutoka kwa kampuni ya Petra Diamonds Limited kufuatia unyantasaji wa haki za binadamu