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Thai Children
Abuse claims child abuse International abuse

Compensation secured for Thai boys sexually assaulted and raped by the prolific British child abuser Mark Frost

Eight Thai boys who were subjected to appalling sexual abuse including rape have secured compensation following a civil case against the British convicted child abuser Mark Frost.

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NHS Court of Appeal Healthcare

Healthcare campaign group head to the Court of Appeal

The Court of Appeal will hear the appeal against the dismissal of a judicial review challenge brought by 999 Call for the NHS on Tuesday 20th and Wednesday 21st November 2018.

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Saline Drip
Medical negligence Compensation

Woman awarded compensation following lithium overdose

A woman, known only as Ms Y to protect her identity, has received a £750,000 settlement from West London NHS Trust after suffering Lithium Toxicity as a result of negligent treatment.

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Prisoner rights Human rights

​Ministry of Justice pays compensation to blind prisoner

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has paid compensation to a blind prisoner as a result of his case alleging discrimination.

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Trees from above
Environmental Damage Environment Environmental law

Highways England to re-consult following legal action by environmental campaigner

​Highways England has agreed to carry out a new consultation on the options for a road project in West Sussex after an environmental campaigner mounted a legal challenge against them.

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Workers rights Employment rights Employment Addison Lee

Employment Appeal Tribunal rejects Addison Lee appeal against ruling on workers' rights

​The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has rejected Addison Lee's arguments that their drivers are self-employed contractors running their own businesses.

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Equal pay claims lodged against Morrisons

Law firm Leigh Day has lodged its first batch of claims against supermarket Morrisons on behalf of employees demanding equal pay.

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Woman In Meeting
Kenya International Human rights

Leigh Day and the Kenya Human Rights Commission host regional conference on Access to Remedy

On 9 October 2018 Leigh Day, together with the Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC), hosted a one day regional conference on Access to Remedy in Nairobi, Kenya.

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Human Rights Litigation Human rights Voting

Blind woman granted permission for legal challenge to government's provisions for blind voters

The High Court have granted permission for a legal challenge brought by Rachael Andrews, who is blind, in relation to the Government's failure to make arrangements to allow her to vote independently and secretly at the polling station to proceed to a full hearing. In doing so, the Court confirmed that they considered that Rachael's challenge was “arguable”.

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Corporate intelligence agency pays substantial damages over claim for spying

K2 intelligence limited has agreed to pay substantial damages to five prominent anti-asbestos campaigners

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Blurred Child (1)

​Islington council publishes Sandy Marks report

An independent report commissioned by Islington Borough Council and written by Sarah Morgan QC with assistance from barrister Lucy Sprinz has been published today.

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Racism Human rights

Ryanair racial abuse victim demands answers, action and redress from airline

Human rights lawyers call on Ryanair to explain its handling of racist abuse incident