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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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.