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Covid-19 Education Health and Safety

UCU publishes advice on legal liability of universities over face-to-face teaching during COVID-19

Official legal guidance to university staff under pressure to give face to face teaching has been published by the University and College Union

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Discrimination Judicial review

​Court to hear disabled woman's claim against Norfolk Council's care charges policy

A judicial review hearing will be held for a severely disabled woman's claim against Norfolk County Council's care services charging policy

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Abuse claims

​Abuse scandal school ordered to stop admitting new pupils

A Catholic boarding school where “appalling sexual abuse” of children was exposed in a damning report has been banned from admitting new pupils.

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Stonehenge With A303
Planning Judicial review

Legal bid to save Stonehenge landscape from A303 road tunnel bulldozers

A legal bid has been commenced to try to prevent a two-mile road tunnel being built for the A303 alongside Stonehenge.

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Ariel view of factory
Climate change Judicial review Waste Environment

Waste incinerators 'should be part of post-Brexit emissions trading scheme'

​A legal argument that waste incinerators should be part of the post-Brexit carbon emissions trading scheme will be made in court on Tuesday, 1 December 2020

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Stonehenge With A303
Human rights Environment

Legal claim issued in campaign to save Stonehenge site from road tunnel project

Campaigners issue legal claim to halt major road project that would carve deep cuttings to a tunnel within the Stonehenge World Heritage Site

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Teen Looking Out Of Window
Children Deprivation of liberty

Children's Commissioner concerns raised in 'Who are they, where are they?' report

A new report by the Children's Commissioner reveals that increasing numbers of children are being “locked up” in unsuitable housing because of a lack of secure and safe care accommodation.

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Sophie Burgess
Inquests Medical negligence

Inquest into the death of Sophie Burgess, aged 11 months

Neglect contributed to the death of 11-month-old Sophie Burgess following an overdose at St Peter’s Hospital, Chertsey, a coroner has ruled.

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Abuse claims

Former hospital porter admits catalogue of child sex offence charges

A man who worked at Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital as a porter has admitted a string of sex offences against children, it is reported.

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Oven Cooker
Beko Appliances Health and Safety

Deaths of five people linked to Beko gas cookers

A coroner has concluded that the deaths of five people in two separate incidents involving Beko gas cookers were accidental with a finding of fact that the deaths had been caused by an inherent defect with the cookers.

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Commuting In The City
Spinal injury Cycling

Compensation secured for cyclist following spinal injuries

A cyclist who suffered spinal fractures after being hit by a car driven by a negligent motorist has received a financial settlement.

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Young Mother And Baby
Birth injury Maternal injury Perineal tears

Woman settles fourth degree tear claim for more than £600,000

A woman who was left with a fourth degree perineal tear following childbirth has settled her medical negligence case for more than £600,000.