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Human rights Abuse in football Abuse in sports

Any investigation into Crawley Town FC racist abuse allegations should look at John Yems’ career

Allegations of racist abuse involving Crawley Town FC manager John Yems should look at the coach’s work at other football clubs, says specialist abuse lawyer, Dino Nocivelli.

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e-bike recall Consumer safety Product safety Consumer law Cycling

Fiido X folding e-bike recalled after reports of frames breaking in half

Electric bike manufacturer Fiido has issued a recall of its magnesium ‘X e-bike’ due to a flaw in the folding mechanism, creating the risk of the bike frames snapping.

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Banking and finance Consumer law Product safety

Lawyers investigate reports that Barclays mortgage customers wrongly penalised for missed payments

Consumer lawyers at Leigh Day are investigating complaints reported by Barclays mortgage customers about apparent adverse credit entries logged on their credit files as a result of a banking system error.

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Clinical negligence Medical negligence Personal injury Employment law Manchester Legal Awards

Leigh Day teams shortlisted at the Manchester Legal Awards 2022

Law firm Leigh Day’s employment, personal injury and clinical negligence teams have been shortlisted for the Manchester Legal Awards 2022.

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human rights inquest

Inquest jury concludes lack of tactile paving contributed to death of blind man Cleveland Gervais, aged 53

An inquest jury has concluded that a lack of tactile paving caused or contributed to the death of Cleveland Gervais, aged 53, at Eden Park overground station in Croydon and that insufficient steps to confirm the power to the track was off caused an avoidable delay which also caused or contributed to his death.

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Care homes Covid-19

High court ruling could pave the way for care home covid compensation claims

Human rights lawyers at law firm Leigh Day are investigating possible compensation claims for families who lost loved ones in care homes during the pandemic following a high court ruling earlier this week. It is thought that if such a claim were successful it could lead to one of the biggest group actions of its kind.

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asbestos mesothelioma Industrial disease Witness appeal

West Yorkshire builder’s family believe Artex may have been source of fatal asbestos exposure

The family of a former Kirklees builder Anthony Crabbe believe Artex may have been the source of asbestos exposure that led to his death from mesothelioma aged just 59 in 2021.

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Environment Judicial review Human rights

Wild Justice challenges Ofwat over discharge of untreated sewage into rivers

Campaigners Wild Justice are threatening Ofwat with legal action over its failure to ensure sewage treatment plants are fit for purpose.

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Rwanda: Kigali
Human rights Judicial review Nationalities and Borders Bill Refugees

Freedom from Torture challenges refugees-to-Rwanda policy

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

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Medical negligence Clinical negligence Compensation

Woman secures compensation after brain tumour grows back

A woman from South London has received a six-figure sum following a delay in the diagnosis and treatment of a brain tumour.

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Human rights Freedom from Torture

Refugees Channel pushbacks policy halted after campaign by Freedom from Torture

The Home Office has abandoned its policy of turning back migrant boats in the English Channel following a campaign by human rights organisations.

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Judicial review Environment human rights airport

Judicial review of decision to allow Southampton Airport runway extension

A judicial review hearing into the decision to allow a runway extension at Southampton International Airport will begin on Wednesday 27 April, 2022.