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David O'keefe
asbestos Industrial disease Witness appeal

Family of former Pollards welder appeals for witnesses following his asbestos-related death

The family of welder David John O’Keefe, who worked at the Pollards factory in Highbury, is appealing for information from anyone who worked at the factory during the 1960s to 1980s.

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Small Boy Head Hidden
abuse Human rights foster care

Compensation secured for survivor of child abuse in Nottinghamshire foster care

Our client, Jay, has received £60,000 and an apology from the local authority after settling a civil claim for the abuse he experienced as a child in care of Nottinghamshire County Council.

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Christina (2)
Disability Human rights Judicial review

Disabled swimmer’s disappointment at court ruling over City of London charges for Hampstead Ponds

Disabled swimmer Christina Efthimiou has voiced her disappointment at a High Court judgment which found that the charging regime at Hampstead Ponds did not discriminate against her and that, even if it did, the discrimination could be justified.

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Cycle Pedal
e-bike product safety consumer law

Product safety lawyer welcomes LFB e-bikes battery safety warning following Shepherd’s Bush fire

Product safety lawyer Jill Paterson has welcomed an urgent safety warning by the London Fire Brigade (LFB) following an investigation into a fire in a high-rise block of flats in Shepherd’s Bush which concluded that it was caused by the failure of an electric bicycle (e-bike) lithium-ion battery.

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High Court London
human rights Data Protection Immigration High Court

Second legal challenge to Immigration Exemption in Data Protection Act 2018

Campaigners have been granted permission to proceed to a full hearing by the High Court in relation to a second legal challenge of the Immigration Exemption.   

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Blind justice
SLAPPs International

Leigh Day responds to Government’s consultation on SLAPPs

Leigh Day has submitted its response to the Government’s consultation on Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPPs)  

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Natalia And Oskar Nash
Human rights Inquests

Mothers of teenagers who died after failures in care demand action from Nadim Zahawi and Sajid Javid

The mothers of two teenage boys who died following failures in care by local authorities and health services have called for urgent action by Education Secretary Nadim Zahawi and Health Secretary Sajid Javid to ensure the disabilities of children like them are recognised and they are given access to vital support services.

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Daniel Mattin
inquest human rights

Inquest concludes systemic failings and neglect contributed to the death of Daniel Joe Mattin, aged 19

The jury at the inquest into the death of 19-year-old Daniel Joe Mattin, of Guildford, has concluded that systemic failings caused or more than minimally contributed to his death. It also found that his death had been contributed to by neglect, a gross failure to provide basic care.

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Bristol City Hall
Environment planning law Judicial review

Bristol City Council accepts defeat after local conservation charity’s legal challenge over homes plan

Residents have forced Bristol City Council to back down over its plans for 62 homes on the site of the old Bristol Zoo car park.

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Young Professional Black Woman
Woodford claims Woodford fund investigation Woodford Payback

Leigh Day and Harcus Parker join forces in group legal claim on behalf of Woodford investors

Leading law firms Leigh Day and Harcus Parker are now working together to seek justice for thousands of investors who lost money through the alleged mismanagement of the Woodford Equity Income Fund.

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Medical negligence Pregnancy

Settlement secured for parents following substandard interpretation of antenatal scanning

A significant settlement has been secured for a mother following shortcomings in the antenatal care she received at a London hospital.

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Rwanda: Kigali
Rwanda Human rights

Rwanda Scheme legal challenges to continue despite unsuccessful injunction

The Rwanda scheme will continue to face legal challenges despite the dismissal yesterday (Monday 13 June 2022) of an urgent interim injunction by leading refugee charity, Asylum Aid, to halt removals to Rwanda. The charity has confirmed that despite the court’s decision it will continue with its judicial review challenge to the scheme.