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International Corporate accountability

International team head explains what works in field of corporate accountability

Leigh Day partner Richard Meeran shared his expertise as a pioneering multinational human rights abuse lawyer at the 2020 key UN forum on the issue this week.

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Young Female Wheelchair User In Group
Universal Credit Discrimination Disability

​Disabled student wins right to be considered for universal credit

A disabled woman has won her legal claim for the right to be considered for universal credit while she is studying at university.

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Woman taking a tablet
Product safety

Sleeping pill warning to pregnant women

Women are being warned of the dangers of taking sleeping pill Modafinil (Provigil) during pregnancy

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Planning Court of Appeal

Campaign group seek to appeal judgment on changes to planning law

Campaign group will seek permission to appeal a High Court decision handed down today which turned down the group's application for judicial review of the sweeping changes to planning laws introduced by the Government

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Data Protection Hospital
Health Covid-19 Freedom of information

Campaign to have Cygnus report published is successful

A six-month campaign led by an NHS doctor to have the full report into a pandemic preparation exercise published has successfully forced the Health Secretary to disclose Public Health England's Cygnus report.

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Oak Tree In Field
Judicial review Climate change Environmental Damage Environment Court of Appeal Diesel emissions claims

Judicial review hearing in legal case against Surrey oil well

A judicial review hearing for a Surrey resident's claim against the decision to allow oil wells on green belt farmland near to her home will be held on Tuesday, 17 November and Wednesday, 18 November, 2020.

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Oven Cooker
Product safety Carbon monoxide

Inquest into the deaths of Richard Smith, Kevin Branton, Audrey Cook, Maureen Cook, John Cook – Beko Gas Cookers

An inquest into the deaths of Richard Smith, Kevin Branton, Audrey Cook, Maureen Cook and John Cook is due to begin today.

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VW Factory chimneys
Consumer Consumer law Product safety Diesel emissions claims

VW faces new allegations about second cheat device

Lawyers suing VW over car emissions cheat software have been given permission to bring evidence that the fix the company put in place was in fact another cheat device.

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Newborn Parents Blurred Behind
Medical negligence Baby Clinical negligence

Baby died seven hours after birth following delayed delivery

A woman has received a settlement after the incorrect reading of her unborn baby's heart rate led to his death seven hours after delivery.

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Small Boy Head Hidden

Settlement of claim for abuse at Methodist boarding school

A man has settled a claim against Methodist Independent Schools Trust (MIST) following sexual abuse he experienced at its boarding school in Devon.

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Male Bus Driver
Personal injury Road traffic collisions Drivers

Bus driver receives settlement following road traffic incident

A Leeds-based bus driver who was seriously injured in an unusual road traffic incident has received a settlement for the injuries he sustained.

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Jodey Whiting
Human rights Inquests

Jodey Whiting's family given permission to apply for second inquest into her death

The family of Jodey Whiting has been granted permission to apply to the High Court for a fresh inquest into her death.