Segregation in School - The Al-Hijrah case
The Court of Appeal has found that segregation of pupils by sex at an Islamic faith school in Birmingham was directly discriminatory.
Failure to monitor kidneys leads to end stage kidney disease
Our client, Mrs A, was referred to North Middlesex University Hospital for investigations into her kidney function. She was discharged, but the nephrologist did not advise her GP to continue to monitor her. Eight years later end stage kidney disease was diagnosed. Damages of £32,000 were recov...
Unjustified Threats: New rules relating to groundless / unjust threats in IP cases
New legislation came into force on 1 October 2017, to codify the law on unjustified threats made by the owners of intellectual property (IP), to sue a third party for infringement.
The Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Act 2017 (the Act) brings long-overdue consistency to the rules applic...
Damages recovered for Maidstone paper mill worker
Our client, Mr A, was employed at the Tovil and Bridge Paper Mills in Maidstone, Kent in the 1960s where he was negligently exposed to asbestos. 40 years later he developed mesothelioma cancer. We identified an insurer and settled his case, within his lifetime, for £275,000.
Debts owed by an individual - pay attention to the new Pre-Action Protocol
From 1 October 2017, a new Pre-Action Protocol will apply to creditors pursuing debts owed by an individual. The Protocol sets out a number of steps that creditors are expected to take before seeking to commence court proceedings for recovery of that debt.