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Human rights Inquests

Newham Council and Metropolitan Police protection for drive-by shooting victim CJ Davis to be examined by coroner

A coroner has agreed with the mother of teenager CJ Davis that protection given to him by Newham Council and the Metropolitan Police before he was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting in Newham in 2017 should be examined.

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Amazon Gig economy Employment

Amazon delivery drivers describe the “pure hell” of working over festive period with 86% claiming Christmas targets put them at risk of harm

Law firm Leigh Day conducted a survey for Amazon delivery drivers, who described their experience working for Amazon as “pure hell”, with “never a spare second to eat or drink”, “having to pee in bottles due to an ever increasing and unmanageable workload”, and being left “financially broken”.

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Environment Oil Environmental law

Campaigner challenges planning inspector’s decision to allow new oil production in Lincolnshire Wolds AONB

A campaigner has applied for permission to challenge a planning inspector’s decision to allow an oil drilling operation in the Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

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Asbestos and mesothelioma Industrial disease Personal injury Witness appeal

Former Tebro Toys worker issues urgent appeal following her mesothelioma diagnosis

A 64-year-old woman who has been diagnosed with a terminal cancer linked to asbestos exposure is asking for former colleagues to come forward with information regarding the potential presence of asbestos in the Bradford premises where they worked.

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Water claim Consumer law Environment

Legal claim issued against four UK water companies on behalf of millions of overcharged customers

Millions of household customers across the UK could be entitled to compensation through the latest round of legal action issued against four water companies which allege that they abused their market position and overcharged consumers

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Clinical negligence Stroke Heart

Woman suffered stroke after heart condition went undiagnosed

The family of a woman who suffered a stroke after her heart condition was not diagnosed for six years after symptoms were spotted has reached a five-figure settlement with her GP.

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Human trafficking Asylum Human rights

Child trafficking victim entitled to back payments after Home Office and Barnet Council left him without adequate care and support

The High Court has ruled that the London Borough of Barnet failed to meet its duties towards a victim of child trafficking after he received no specialist support from either the council or the Home Office for several years.

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Diabetes Human rights Looked-after children

Failures by Surrey County Council and Ruskin Mill Trust contributed to death of 18-year-old diabetic student Jake Baker

An inquest has concluded that neglect arising from a catalogue of failures by Surrey County Council and Ruskin Mill Trust, which runs Ruskin Mill College in Stroud, contributed to the death of 18-year-old diabetic Jake Baker of Woking, Surrey over Christmas in 2019.

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Human rights Data protection and privacy Immigration

Appeal Court rules that Immigration Exemption in Data Protection Act is still unlawful

The Court of Appeal has ruled that the Immigration Exemption in the Data Protection Act 2018 is still unlawful despite the Government’s bid to prove that latest measures to bring it in line with safeguarding requirements listed in regulations are enough.

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Product recall Child safety Consumer law

Alert over dangerous baby care products sold online

The Child Accident Prevention Trust has highlighted its concerns about a number of dangerous baby products which are currently being sold through online marketplaces.

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Clinical negligence surgery Medical negligence

Man, 29, left with lifelong bowel issues after complications following failure to remove appendix

A 29-year-old man from London has received a six-figure settlement from The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust following a failure to remove his appendix.

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Diesel emissions claims International Mercedes

High Court rules diesel emissions scandal claims against Mercedes and two other manufacturers will lead the way for claims of more than 1.2 million vehicle owners

The High Court has ruled that legal claims against Mercedes and two additional vehicle manufacturers, to be determined at a later date, will go ahead as the lead claims in the diesel emissions scandal, with a first trial potentially taking place in February 2025.