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Rwanda: Kigali
Refugees Human rights Judicial review

Freedom from Torture launches urgent challenge to decision to send asylum seekers to Rwanda

Freedom from Torture has launched an urgent challenge to the government’s decision to send asylum seekers to Rwanda with a second legal letter from Leigh Day human rights lawyers.

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human rights

Afghan journalists commence legal proceedings against unacceptable delays to claims for relocation to UK

Afghan journalists living in terror of the Taliban because of their former work with the British media have filed an application for judicial review after waiting months without their applications to relocate to the UK being processed.

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New Born Feet
Medical negligence Birth injury Maternity safety

Charity Birthrights releases findings from inquiry into racial injustice in maternity care

The safety of hundreds of women and birthing people from Black and Brown and mixed ethnicity backgrounds is being put at risk due to systemic racism within UK maternity care, a year-long inquiry by Birthrights, the UK charity for human rights in pregnancy and childbirth, has found.

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Zoe Lyalle
human rights inquest Mental Health Autism

Family of 18-year-old Zoe Lyalle call for better support for young people with autism and mental health problems

The family of 18-year-old Zoe Lyalle from Reading have expressed their disappointment following her inquest which concluded there were no failings in the care she received by her local mental health team and her specialist school. The inquest into Zoe’s death, held at Berkshire Coroner’s Court reached a conclusion of suicide on Thursday 19 May 2022.

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Little boy looking out of the window
Human rights planning law extension

Judge affirms that planners should consider impact on existing residents when making decisions on vertical extensions

Residents who challenged Lambeth Council’s decision to allow a vertical extension to their block of flats are considering an appeal after a court heard that the effects of the building work on their lives was considered but not given weight.

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Cosima Pole
Medical negligence Pregnancy

Reflex DNA test failed to spot Edwards' syndrome in woman’s pregnancy

A mother has received a settlement after an experimental DNA test for fetal abnormalities in pregnancy failed to detect Edward’s syndrome in their baby boy.

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Foreign Office
Refugees Human rights

Sri Lankan families detained in British Indian Ocean Territory in despair over hopes of international protection

Members of a group of 89 Sri Lankan adults and children who have been detained for over seven months on a military base more than 1,500 miles from the mainland in the middle of the Indian Ocean have gone on hunger strike in a desperate plea for help over their isolation.

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Greenfields Community Group
Judicial review Human rights Environment planning law

Appeal to Supreme Court over housing development on public recreation land will have national significance

A Shropshire resident, Dr Peter Day, fighting plans for houses on land previously designated for public use by a statutory trust, says his appeal to the Supreme Court will have national significance for other similar cases.

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Working On A Computer
Competition law Court of Protection consumer law

Law firm Leigh Day adds new competition law team and court of protection partner

Claimant law firm Leigh Day has added a competition law team to its practice, broadening its expertise in group claims and has also welcomed a new partner specialising in financial court of protection work.

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Salmonella Scare M&S Editorial only
Food safety Product safety Consumer law

Legal concerns over salmonella in chicken products

Food safety lawyers have voiced concern over a second national salmonella scare in a month, this time involving the rapid recall of chicken products from big brand outlets.

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Environment planning law

Judge gives permission for High Court challenge to go-ahead for Bristol Airport expansion

Campaigners have won permission for a High Court hearing to challenge the government’s decision to allow an expansion of Bristol Airport to accommodate 12 million passengers a year.

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Andrew Lord
Human rights Abuse

Abuse claims lawyer welcomes investigation into allegations of historic abuse in Rhyl Sea Cadets

Abuse claims lawyer Andrew Lord, who represents a client who suffered abuse while in the Sea Cadets, has welcomed a police investigation into allegations of sexual abuse connected to the Rhyl detachment of Sea Cadets.