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Wildlife Trusts set out concerns on authorisation of pesticide harmful to bees used on sugar beet crop in legal letter to Secretary of State

The Wildlife Trusts have, for the second consecutive year, written to the Environment Secretary raising concerns that his decision to allow the use of a toxic pesticide on sugar beet, despite the serious danger it poses to bees, may be unlawful.

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High Court Mercedes ruling reinforces access to justice in group claims

The High Court has today made a ruling clarifying the Civil Procedural Rules relating to the amendment of claim forms prior to service. The effect of the ruling, which is part of the Mercedes emissions case, will help ensure access to justice for group claims litigation, according to lawyers for the claimants Leigh Day.

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Dyson accused of forced labour and dangerous conditions by migrant workers in Malaysian factory

A group of migrant workers who worked in a factory in Malaysia which predominantly manufactured products for Dyson have launched legal claims against Dyson relating to allegations of extensive violations of their legal rights including forced labour, physical and psychological injuries, false imprisonment, cruel and degrading treatment and exposure to extremely hazardous working conditions.

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Student Theo Brennan-Hulme was failed by University of East Anglia and Norwich Health Care Trust say parents

Student Theo Brennan-Hulme was failed by the University of East Anglia and Norwich Health Care Trust psychiatric emergency service said his parents following almost three years of inquest proceedings into his death.

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Peugeot and Citroen ordered to disclose emissions information by High Court

The High Court has today ordered Peugeot and Citroen to disclose information and documentation regarding alleged defeat devices on their vehicles. The court dismissed the vehicle manufacturers’ attempt to rely on a rarely used piece of French law to block the case which is part of the ongoing ‘dieselgate’ legal claims.

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Doctor Tayabb Shah who sexually abused two male patients jailed for four and a half years

Former emergency department doctor Tayabb Shah who sexually abused two male patients has been jailed for four and a half years.

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Evan Nathan Smith parents’ disappointment at CQC report into North Middlesex University Hospital

The parents of Evan Nathan Smith who died following a sickle cell crisis at North Middlesex University Hospital have voiced their intense disappointment at the results of an inspection to check on the safety and quality of care of the service following his death in 2019.

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Tongue cancer patient given £1.5 million settlement following delayed diagnosis

A patient whose tongue cancer was mistaken for an ulcer caused by a sharp tooth has received £1.5 million in a settlement from King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

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Parliamentary allegations raise concerns over illegal waste dumping at Walleys Quarry

There are increased concerns about the impact of the Walleys Quarry landfill site in Staffordshire after an MP claimed toxic waste had been dumped at the site.

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Potential legal action – duck liver pâté contaminated with Campylobacter

Food safety lawyers at Leigh Day have become aware of a serious case of food poisoning potentially linked to shop-bought duck liver pâté.

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Co-op shop floor workers claim victory in first stage of equal pay battle

Co-op is the final supermarket involved in equal pay claims to concede that shop floor workers can compare their roles to that of their colleagues in distribution centres.

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Specialist child sexual abuse solicitor Dino Nocivelli joins law firm Leigh Day

A specialist in representing survivors of child sexual abuse in sport has joined law firm Leigh Day as a partner. Dino Nocivelli is recognised as a leading lawyer in the field of child sexual abuse cases and will join the firm’s dedicated abuse team within the human rights department.