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Megan And Whitney Bacon Evans

Same-sex couple issues judicial review against “discriminatory” IVF policy

Judicial review proceedings have been issued in the High Court against a NHS Clinical Commissioning Group relating to their policy on providing IVF to same-sex female couples.

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Infected Blood Inquiry Contaminated blood public inquiry Public law HCV Hepatitis C Blood transfusion

Victims of contaminated blood transfusions welcome new focus for Infected Blood Inquiry

Individuals who received contaminated blood through contaminated blood transfusions and their loved ones have welcomed the progress of the Infected Blood Inquiry on to hearings that will concern their stories.

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Medical negligence post natal

Settlement for family of baby with complex needs who died aged seven weeks

The mother of a baby girl who died aged seven weeks following a cardiorespiratory collapse has received a settlement from Barts Health NHS Trust.

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abuse Islington Survivors Network Islington Borough Council

Islington Survivors Network lawyers respond to Islington Borough Council Support Payment Scheme for survivors of abuse

Lawyers representing Islington Survivors Network (ISN) have given a cautious welcome to Islington Borough Council’s announcement of its Support Payment Scheme (SPS) for survivors of abuse in children’s homes.

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Philippa Day
inquest Department of Work and Pensions Human rights benefits

Philippa Day family secure settlement from Capita

The family of Philippa Day, who died following acute financial distress caused by the administration of welfare benefits, have secured a substantial financial settlement from Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) contractor, Capita.

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Jodey Whiting
inquest Jodey Whiting

Second appeal application lodged in legal challenge for new Jodey Whiting inquest

A second application for permission to appeal has been lodged by the mother of Jodey Whiting, who is fighting for a second inquest into her daughter’s death.

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Wild Justice Wildlife General licences Environment

Wild Justice legally challenges licences for killing of wild birds in Northern Ireland

Environment campaigners Wild Justice have launched a legal challenge to the issuing of licences for the killing of wild birds in Northern Ireland.

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HS2 Environment Transport Tunnelling Chilterns Tunnel

HS2 campaigners go to High Court in battle against HS2 Tunnel

HS2 environmental campaigners have been given a High Court hearing on Thursday, 28 October in their claim against the impact of the HS2 tunnel in the Chilterns.

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Lecture Hall
Employment Employment rights Workers' rights University lecturers Employment contract Worker status

University lecturers win their claim for worker status against Goldsmiths University of London

University lecturers have won their fight for worker status at Goldsmiths University of London.

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Empire Windrush

Windrush legal experts roll into Manchester and Liverpool with ‘Stay put: this is your home’ message

Windrush legal experts will be in Manchester and Liverpool this weekend, October 23 and 24, to host a celebration of Afro-Caribbean heritage and meet anyone who has been affected by the Home Office deportation scandal and would like some help and guidance.

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Malawi Tea tea plantation sexual exploitation

Tea giant fails in bid to halt Malawi plantation sex abuse claims case by capping costs

The High Court has refused a bid by the British owners of a company which runs tea and macadamia nut plantations in Malawi to effectively end women’s claims of systemic sex abuse by limiting their costs.

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SRA Regulatory and disciplinary

SRA must think radically to address disproportionate outcomes for solicitors from the Global Majority

The Solicitors Regulation Authority’s disproportionate approach to solicitors from the Global Majority must be addressed urgently according to a white paper from the Regulatory and Disciplinary team at law firm Leigh Day.