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Human rights RCA Environment Planning

Rights: Community: Action says disappointing Court decision on Permitted Development Reforms opens way for substandard housing

Rights: Community: Action (RCA) is disappointed that the Court of Appeal has held that sweeping changes to the planning system are lawful. The appeal brought by RCA argued that the Statutory Instruments (SIs) reforming permitted development rules were unlawful because they should have been subject to a strategic environmental assessment (SEA).

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Human rights Environment Waste Judicial review

Legal challenge to Hinkley Point C dredging impact on Severn Estuary

Tarian Hafren, acting for environmental groups, has been granted permission for judicial review of the licence for dumping almost one million tonnes of mud and sediment in the Severn estuary.

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Industrial disease asbestos NHS mesothelioma

Former silver-solderer and NHS nurse appeals for information following asbestos related diagnosis

A former GEC silver solderer and NHS nurse is appealing for assistance following her diagnosis with an asbestos related cancer, mesothelioma.

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Mesh Inquests Medical negligence

Tony Dixon patient Jacquie Kingston died four years after rectal mesh surgery, inquest told

An inquest heard that Wiltshire woman Jacquie Kingston’s death followed a chain of events that included mesh surgery carried out by colorectal surgeon Tony Dixon who has since been dismissed by North Bristol NHS Trust.

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Medical negligence Sickle cell disease

Mother launches legal investigation into son’s sickle cell death at Northwick Park Hospital

A family has launched a legal investigation into the death of Tyrone Airey, who died after toxic levels of morphine were administered to him at Northwick Park Hospital to treat a sickle cell crisis. A Coroner ruled his death was contributed to by neglect.

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asbestos Personal injury

Were childhood games on Speke school roofs the link to asbestos-related cancer?

The family of a man who died aged just 35 from asbestos-related cancer believe his fatal contact with the lethal substance was as a child playing on school roofs near to his home.

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Ethiopia Human rights British Museum

Scheherazade Foundation asks George Osborne for Christmas go-ahead for return of British Museum religious treasures to Ethiopian Orthodox Church

The Scheherazade Foundation is pressing the newly installed chairman of the British Museum, George Osborne, to decide in the season of goodwill on the restoration of hidden religious treasures to the Ethiopian Orthodox Church.

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Freedom from Torture home office Human rights Refugees

Freedom from Torture issues legal challenge to Home Office refugee boats ‘pushback’ policy

Freedom from Torture has filed its legal challenge against the Home Office policy of turning back migrant boats in the English Channel.

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Human rights Judicial review Airport Planning

Permission granted for judicial review of decision to allow Southampton Airport runway extension

Campaigners have been granted permission for judicial review of a council’s decision to give permission for a runway extension at Southampton International Airport.

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Wild Justice Human rights Environment birds

Wild Justice victory over unlawful licences for killing of wild birds in Northern Ireland

Environmental group Wild Justice has secured a landmark victory in a legal challenge to Northern Ireland’s general licences for the killing of wild birds.

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Travel Travel claims travel insurance Court of Justice of the European Union Article 13

European Court ruling clarifies section of travel insurance law

A decision by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) on a Leigh Day client’s personal injury claim has brought clarity to an important part of European Union law.

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E-scooter ban on London transport network welcome

Product safety lawyers have welcomed the Transport for London ban on private e-scooters on the capital’s transport network.