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Clothes On Bar
Fashion Employment

Leigh Day employment lawyer helps BBC Panorama team research for Boohoo’s Broken Promises investigation

Working practices in the fast-fashion industry are under scrutiny once more following a BBC Panorama undercover investigation at the Manchester base of clothing retailer Boohoo.

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Environment Human rights food

Feedback applies for judicial review of decision to keep voluntary food waste reporting system

Food campaign group Feedback has applied for a judicial review of the government’s decision to put off plans for businesses to measure and report their food waste.

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Cows In Field

Feedback judicial review hearing of Government’s failure to ensure Food Strategy meets carbon budget targets

A judicial review hearing of the Government’s failure to ensure its Food Strategy contributed to meeting its carbon budgets will be held at the Court of Appeal on Monday 6 November and Tuesday 7 November 2023.

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Eileen Tyler
Personal injury

Family of deputy head teacher Eileen Tyler who died in traffic collision pay tribute to her after motorist is found not guilty of causing death by careless driving

The family of a mother and grandmother from Essex who died in collision with a car on the road outside her house have paid tribute to her after a driver was found not guilty of causing death by careless driving.

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Witness appeal Personal injury

Woman seriously injured in taxi collision appeals for information from rescuers

A private-hire car passenger who suffered serious injuries in a late-night collision with another vehicle earlier this year is appealing for help from people who rushed to the scene to help her.

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Asbestos Lagged Pipes
Asbestos Settlement Personal injury Industrial disease

Family of UK ex-pat who died from asbestos exposure receive six-figure settlement

A family has received compensation after their father, a heating engineer called Geoff, died from the asbestos-related respiratory condition, mesothelioma.

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Norfolk Coastall Erosion
Climate change Environment Human rights

Coastal community and care home resident join Friends of the Earth to legally challenge climate adaptation plans

Friends of the Earth has joined a disability rights activist and a Norfolk householder whose home is under threat from coastal erosion to issue a legal challenge to the government’s climate adaptation plans.

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Human rights abuses Abuse

Landmark legal claim settled on behalf of mother and her son who suffered regime of abuse at Veilstone House in Devon

A landmark legal claim settlement has been achieved on behalf of a mother and her son who was subjected to a regime of abuse and harm at a care home called Veilstone in Devon.

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Home Office
International human rights Travel

Afghan interpreter and his family travel to safety in UK after successful legal fight

A former interpreter with the British army in Helmand, his wife and young children have arrived safely in the UK after waging a lengthy legal fight to relocate from Afghanistan. 

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Women Cycling
Environment Judicial review Human rights

Transport Action Network granted permission for a full hearing of government’s cuts to cycling and walking investment

Campaign group Transport Action Network (TAN) has been granted permission for a judicial review hearing by the High Court to question the lawfulness of the Department for Transport’s (DfT) decision to dramatically reduce funding for walking and cycling infrastructure in England.

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Environment Wildlife

Northern Ireland badger cull by shooting ruled unlawful in High Court

A decision to allow a cull of badgers in Northern Ireland by shooting has been ruled unlawful in the High Court.

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Manchester Canals
Manchester Office Human rights

Leigh Day expands its human rights legal department to Manchester

Law firm Leigh Day is expanding its northern operation with a human rights department in Manchester to focus on legal aid work, as part of its aim to help everyone who needs it to find a way to access justice.