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Data breach Data protection and privacy

Marriott International reveal huge data breach incident affecting 500 million guests worldwide

Leading data protection lawyer says those affected by the breach could be entitled to compensation for the distress and inconvenience caused, as well as any financial losses

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Data breach Uber Data protection and privacy

ICO fines Uber £385,000 over mass data breach

A leading data protection lawyer welcomes decision of the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) to fine Uber £385,000 over data breach failings

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breast cancer Breast implants

Breast implants linked to rare cancer

Lawyers urge the MHRA to take stronger action in relation to textured 'Biocell' breast implants, manufactured by Allergan.

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Patient power and the new international medical devices database

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) has published a series of reports following an investigation into the defective regulation of medical devices across 36 different countries and the shocking human cost of that lack of regulation

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Glucose Testing Diabetes

Lawyers investigate Omnipod Insulin Management System

Product liability solicitors acting for client who suffered potentially fatal diabetic ketoacidosis

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Universal Credit

​Legal challenge against 'irrational' Universal Credit payment system

A legal challenge to the government's Universal Credit payment system will be heard at the High Court beginning tomorrow.

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Metal Hip Prosthesis

Leading medical devices lawyer calls for 'Nordic style' compensation scheme for patients

Lawyer calls for 'Nordic style' no-fault based compensation scheme in the UK funded by manufacturers of defective medical devices following #implantfiles revelations

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asbestos Asbestos and mesothelioma mesothelioma

Mesothelioma sufferer secures settlement to cover future immunotherapy costs

The cost of future treatment for mesothelioma has been secured for a man diagnosed with the cancer

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High Court

Former child migrants begin High Court legal action against UK Government

Lawyers representing British citizens sent overseas as children launch legal challenge against lack of action by UK Government in setting up a redress scheme

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Medical negligence

Six figure out-of-court settlement agreed after patient suffers stroke during cerebral angiogram

Six figure settlement successfully negotiated with Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust on behalf of a now 67-year-old woman who suffered a stroke after an x-ray machine malfunctioned during an angiogram procedure.

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Wildlife trust issues proceedings in legal action against the government

The Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust (BBOWT) have issued proceedings in the High Court regarding their challenge to the government's choice of route for a new highway and associated homes in between Oxford, Milton Keynes and Cambridge.

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child abuse Child protection sexual abuse

High Court approves settlement for six-year-old girl sexually abused by her classmates

A girl, known as Bella to protect her identity, has succeeded in her legal case against a local authority for alleged failures relating to sexual assaults she suffered by other pupils on the grounds of her primary school.