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Michael And Mrs Stammers
Personal injury Asbestos claims Asbestos and mesothelioma

Kent man wins his appeal for award from asbestos payment scheme

A Kent man who was exposed to asbestos whilst working as a trainee mechanic at Neves Garage, in 25-35 Birkbeck, Sidcup Kent for a period of 6-8 months during 1971 and 1972 secured a lump sum payment under the Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme (DMPS) despite having issued a court action. 

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Richard Dawson
asbestos paper mill Asbestos and mesothelioma Cardiff

Former Cardiff paper mill worker seeks information following asbestos-related cancer diagnosis

Former paper mill worker Richard Dawson believes his job at Cardiff based Arjo Wiggins exposed him to asbestos leading to his mesothelioma diagnosis.

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Afghanistan Human rights

Case of Afghan journalists left stranded by UK Government to be heard by Administrative Court

On the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists – eight BBC journalists in Afghanistan continue fight for safety.

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Manston Asylum Centre
Human rights Judicial review Immigration detention claims

Legal challenge to failure to give asylum seekers access to lawyers at Manston asylum centre

Bail for Immigration Detainees (BID) has launched a legal challenge to the Home Office over a failure to provide access to justice for people being held at Manston asylum centre in Kent.

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Medical drip with patient in the hospital blurred background
Medical negligence Birth injury claims settlement

Settlement for mother whose perineal tear has caused lifelong discomfort

A mother suffered a fourth-degree perineal tear during a forceps delivery performed without a protective episiotomy and without any other measures being taken to control the sudden delivery of the baby’s head and body.  

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Elderly Woman
Human rights Judicial review

John’s Campaign and Relatives & Residents Association have Core Participant Status for Welsh Administration module of Covid Inquiry

John’s Campaign and Relatives & Residents Association have been granted Core Participant Status for Module 2B of the Covid Inquiry due to focus on decisions by the devolved Welsh Government between March 2020 and May 2022.

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Sad Teenage Boy
Human rights Abuse child abuse

Essex County Council pays £55,000 and makes an apology to survivor of abuse in children’s home

A man who was sexually abused by John Carpenter at New Century Road children’s home in Essex has been secured compensation and given a personal apology.

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Peter Kirkman
asbestos Witness appeal mesothelioma Industrial disease

Family of former laboratory inspector appeal for information following his asbestos-related death

The family of a factory worker are appealing for his former colleagues to come forward with information regarding the use of asbestos at ‘Chloride’ factories in the 1960s-1980s following his recent death from an asbestos related cancer, mesothelioma.

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Doctor Walking Down Corridor
Medical negligence

Hospital’s failure to spot testicular torsion results in substantial compensation payment

A 33-year-old man has settled his medical negligence claim against an NHS Trust for their failure to spot testicular torsion which resulted in his testicle being surgically removed.

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Ruwaida Adan
Personal injury Inquests

Teenager killed after not being told to remove her hijab which became entangled in go-kart

An inquest jury has concluded that 15-year-old Ruwaida Adan was killed after not being given safety advice to remove her hijab before riding a go-kart which had covers missing that exposed moving parts.

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Environment Judicial review Wild Justice

Wild Justice victory on general licences for killing of wild birds in Northern Ireland

Wild Justice is celebrating success in its legal challenge to Northern Ireland’s general licences for the killing of wild birds.

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Product safety Personal injury

Office for Product Safety and Standards notifies recall of several children’s toys due to safety concerns

The Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) has notified the recall of several children’s toys that do not meet the relevant safety regulations and are potentially dangerous to children.