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NHS England’s poor partnership with Capita may have put patients at risk (31 May 2018)

Patients may have been put at risk as a result of NHS services in England being outsourced to Capita according to the National Audit Office (NAO) the public spending watchdog.   Read more...

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Former Charity Boss found guilty of £700,000 fraud (31 May 2018)

Former head of a charity has been found guilty of defrauding the organisation out of more than £700,000. Mr. Briers, former charity chief of Age Concern South Tyneside was found guilty of defrauding the organisation by using fake invoices and banked authorisation bonus and pension payments from January 2007 to August 2015.   Read more...

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Money Launderer used fake email to cash in £240,000 (31 May 2018)

A British tech company was targeted by Mr Chinaka who profited more than £240,000 in less than a 2 month period between December 2015 and January 2016. After his arrest in June 2016, Mr Chinaka was charged with money laundering and was recently sentenced to 5 years imprisonment at Kingston Crown Court.  Read more...

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Five people arrested following drug related deaths at a music festival (31 May 2018)

Four men and a woman are being held on suspicion of supplying Class A drugs following the death of two festival goers at a music festival in Portsmouth.  Read more...

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Passenger Road Traffic Claims (30 May 2018)

If you have been involved in any type of road traffic accident (RTA) that was not your fault, you have the right to claim compensation from the party responsible. RTA’s are arguably the most common type of personal injury claim.   Read more...

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Language Barrier: Sri Lankan Couple win Clinical Negligence Claim (30 May 2018)

A Sri Lankan mother gave birth to her son who subsequently suffered severe brain damage as a result of the midwives negligence. She brought a claim against Barking, Havering & Redbridge NHS Foundation Trust and has successfully been awarded damages.   Read more...

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‘Generation rent’ bearing brunt of UK’s housing crisis (30 May 2018)

One in three millennials are set never to own. But despite renting being characterised by less security there are still protections for tenants. For all the talk of millennials being spoilt and entitled, young people are the ones facing a lifetime in insecure and often expensive rented accommodation.   Read more...

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Care Quality Commission reveals failings by Private Hospitals (30 May 2018)

Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt has been prompted by recent figures released by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to call out Private Hospitals for failing to meet the approved standard of care. He warns that if hospitals do not make improvements to their quality of care, they will be issued with government imposed sanctions.   Read more...

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Number of Mental Health Referrals in English Schools Rises Dramatically (18 May 2018)

According to statistics gathered by the NSPCC, the number of referrals made by English schools seeking mental health treatment for pupils has risen by more than a third in the last three years.  Read more...

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Miscarriage of Justice Victims are being Neglected by the State (18 May 2018)

In the coming weeks the Supreme Court will be reconsidering the state’s responsibility for making amends to those who have been wrongly convicted and suffered a miscarriage of justice.  Read more...

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England suffering from housing shortfall with a backlog of 4m homes (18 May 2018)

In order to deal with the ever-growing housing crisis, England will need to build 4m new homes, resulting in calls for the government to dramatically increase funding.   Read more...

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Rouge Landlords ‘should have their properties confiscated’ (16 May 2018)

A committee of MP’s have decided that landlords should have their properties confiscated if they exploit their tenants.   Read more...

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NHS Treatment Causing Cancer (16 May 2018)

A public inquiry into the biggest treatment scandal in NHS history was created after patients were found to be infected with Hepatitis C and HIV from contaminated blood products.   Read more...

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Home Office launches anti-knife crime campaign (16 May 2018)

The government have created a new campaign to reduce knife crime aimed to run on social media sites targeting 10-21 year olds.   Read more...

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Drug Driving Continues to Rise (9 May 2018)

Following our recent article in respect of drug drivers potentially being on the increase, more recent statistics obtained by the BBC via a Freedom of Information request sheds light onto the severity of the situation.   Read more...

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The difference between the County Courts and the Immigration Tribunal - One strike and you’re out! (9 May 2018)

Immigration solicitors, especially those dealing with unlawful detention and civil penalty claims, are finding that their clients’ cases are being heard in the County Court. A shock awaits those who have become used to the flexibility of the Tribunal, and assume that the same rules apply in the County Court.   Read more...

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Strict Immigration Law Restricting NHS Doctor Recruitment (9 May 2018)

Doctors from outside of the EU are required by law to be registered to work in the UK. They must obtain a Licence to Practice if they wish to continue their profession in the UK and exercise various legal privileges associated with the profession, such as writing prescriptions and signing death certificates. The regulatory body that registers doctors is called the General Medical Council (GMC).  Read more...

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Are You Part of the Windrush Generation? (1 May 2018)

Empire Windrush was originally a passenger liner and cruise ship launched in Germany in 1930. She was given to the United Kingdom as a prize of war.   Read more...

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Charity Brake calls for road traffic conviction declarations to be reviewed (1 May 2018)

Charity, Brake, has spoken out after one of the worst road traffic accidents claims 8 lives, which was caused by a truck driver who had had his licence revoked as a result of a previous conviction. They call for the government to change the policy which relies on the offender to declare any road traffic convictions to an employer, providing a legal loophole to those who choose not to declare.  Read more...

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