Legal News

October 17, 2017

Killer drivers face life in prison

The MoJ is to increase the maximum sentence for causing death by dangerous driving from 14 years to life. Motorists who cause death by speeding, street racing or while on... (continue reading)

Couple jailed for fake sickness claims

A couple who made fake holiday sickness compensation claims have been jailed after admitting fraud. Deborah Briton and partner Paul Roberts tried to claim nearly £20,000 after falsely saying their... (continue reading)
October 1, 2017

Victims of blood contamination to receive damages

Haemophiliacs and other NHS patients who were infected with HIV and hepatitis by contaminated blood products in the 1970s and 80s are to launch a High Court group action seeking... (continue reading)

Calls for a more customer-friendly approach to setting up LPAs

There have been recent calls for a more customer-friendly approach to setting up, registering, storing and understanding lasting power of attorney (LPA). The Financial Conduct Authority is looking at whether... (continue reading)
September 12, 2017

“People die of food poisoning” – misleading holiday claims advert pulled after watchdog ruling

A claims management company has withdrawn a YouTube advert designed to generate holiday sickness claims after the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) ruled that it was misleading. It is the latest... (continue reading)

Government to look at extending dangerous driving offence to cyclists

Theresa May says transport secretary will look at whether law needs to be changed after case in which woman died in London. Please click here to read further.   (continue reading)
August 21, 2017

Night Workers and Negligence:

Do nightshifts cause disease and when are employers liable? Click here for a valuable insight to night working. (continue reading)
August 10, 2017

Breast surgeon’s victims denied compensation

The Mail on Sunday reports that hundreds of victims of breast surgeon Ian Paterson have been forced to take legal action against private hospitals which are refusing to compensate them.... (continue reading)

Holiday sickness case thrown out

A judge has thrown out the case of a holiday maker who claimed that a four-star hotel’s poor hygiene and undercooked meat gave her food poisoning. Judge Nadeem Khan said... (continue reading)
July 14, 2017

Thomas Cook wins fake sickness case

Travel company Thomas Cook says it has won a legal victory against a fake holiday sickness claim and plans to challenge other such claims in court. It comes after a... (continue reading)
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