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Cygnet Woodside unit put into special measures
A hospital for men with learning difficulties has been placed into special measures following an inspection amid allegations of abuse.
Application submitted for second inquest into death of Jodey Whiting
Family of Jodey Whiting submit application to seek second inquest to investigate the role of the DWP in the events leading to her death
Blind woman takes legal action over failure to provide accessible pandemic information
A blind woman has issued a legal case over the government’s failure to provide her with accessible shielding information during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Severely disabled woman wins her claim that council care charges are discriminatory
A 24-year-old Down syndrome woman has won her claim that Norfolk County Council’s decision to increase her care charges is discriminatory.
Windrush scandal: changes to compensation scheme
Changes to the Windrush Compensation Scheme have been welcomed, but further, fundamental changes are needed for the Scheme to be fit for purpose, Leigh Day lawyers have told the Parliamentary Home Affairs Select Committee this week.
Claim against tobacco giants by poverty stricken farmers in Malawi
Two of the world’s biggest tobacco companies are accused of making profits from tobacco that has been grown by child labourers and on farms where conditions force poverty stricken families into a life of debt bondage in a claim served this week.
Mayor and Secretary of State asked to step in to halt plan for Brixton 20-storey office block
The Mayor of London and the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government are being asked to intervene to halt a plan to build a huge new office tower block alongside a conservation area in Brixton.
Family believes house fire was caused by electrical products purchased on eBay
A family who lost everything in a house fire believe it was caused by a charger plugged into a battery pack both of which they bought on eBay.
Former power station fitter secures compensation for mesothelioma diagnosis
A former power station fitter from Kent whose retirement plans have been devastated by a mesothelioma diagnosis, has settled a claim with his former employer.
Retired teacher charged with historic sex offences against pupils
A former teacher is to appear in court on charges of sexual offences against pupils at two boarding schools where he worked in West Sussex and Wiltshire between 1965 and 1985, Sussex Police has confirmed.
SRA annual report again shows overrepresentation of lawyers from a BAME background
The Solicitors Regulation Authority has published its latest annual report covering enforcement activities showing an overrepresentation of certain groups based on diversity characteristics.