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Mara Gold Mine
LBMA International Human rights

Legal claim launched against London Bullion Market Association following the deaths of two artisanal miners

A claim has been filed in the High Court in London which alleges that the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) has been wrongly certifying that gold sourced from a Tanzanian mine is free from serious human rights abuses. 

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Biomass Wood Pellets

Biofuelwatch launches legal investigation of Drax eligibility for renewables subsidies

Environmental campaign group Biofuelwatch has called for a full investigation into Drax Group's receipt of government subsidies after serious concerns were raised about its sourcing of wood used for biomass to generate so-called ”renewable energy” in its UK power station.

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Data Security
Data breach South Staffs Water

Serious data breach affecting financial information of South Staffs Water and Cambridge Water customers

Leading data breach lawyers say that the recent announcements by South Staffs Water and Cambridge Water that customers’ personal information, including bank account details, have been hacked and published on the darknet, are likely to lead to substantial claims for compensation by those affected.

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Ldnriders 13
Cycling LGBT+ Personal injury

Leigh Day announce partnership with LGBTQ+ cycling club LDN RIDERS

The cycling team at Leigh Day are delighted to announce its partnership with LGBTQ+ road cycling club, LDN RIDERS

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Antibiotic Drip
Settlement Medical negligence Spinal injury

Woman receives six-figure sum following unnecessary lumbar punctures causing spinal cord injury

The woman, who we will call Jane, was admitted to Northampton General Hospital, via their Accident & Emergency Department, with what she presumed to be a muscle spasm in her neck but which was in reality spontaneous intracranial hypotension (SIH).

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Kensington High Street (2)
Human rights Environment Public law

Court hearing for campaign for safe cycling on Kensington High Street

Residents campaigning for safe cycling provision on Kensington High Street will have a judicial review hearing in the High Court on Thursday 8 December.

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Knee Replacement
Product safety

Zimmer Biomet Nexgen knee replacement recalled due to high revision rates

A widely used knee replacement system may be banned in the UK, according to media reports.

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Gas Project
Environment Carbon emissions

Court of Appeal hears claim that UK Government $1billion finance for Mozambique gas project is unlawful

The Government’s decision to finance a fossil fuel project in Mozambique with $1billion will be challenged at the Court of Appeal on Tuesday 6 December.

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Baby Sleeping
Maternity Services Medical negligence

York Hospital maternity services concerns

Healthcare lawyers have welcomed the response of York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to “serious and significant concerns” raised about maternity services at York Hospital.

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Food safety Personal injury Inquests

Family of Celia Marsh renew call for mandatory reporting of anaphylaxis

The family of Celia Marsh have renewed their calls for mandatory reporting of near fatal and fatal anaphylactic reactions as a notifiable disease following the publication of Senior Coroner Maria Voisin’s Prevention of Future Deaths report (PFD).

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David Gordon Nesbitt
Medical negligence Inquests

Retired paediatrician died as a result of neglect at Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital, Kent

A former NHS consultant died as a result of neglect on a ward at Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital in Margate, Kent, a coroner concluded.

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Greenfields Community Group
Environment Human rights Environmental law

Supreme Court to rule on importance of trust over public recreation land

The status of a piece of land in Shrewsbury, secured for public recreation by a statutory trust almost 100 years ago, will be considered by Supreme Court judges on Wednesday 7 December 2022.