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Care home residents denied legal aid – by typing error – The Independent

“A solicitor who has battled for years on behalf of disabled and elderly residents of care homes has been told she will get no legal aid work in the coming year – because of a typing error.”

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The Independent, 31st January 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Birmingham Bupa home fined over strangled woman – BBC News

“A Birmingham care home has been fined £150,000 after one of its residents was accidentally strangled by the seatbelt of her wheelchair.”

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BBC News, 19th January 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Pembrokeshire care homes fees row in judicial review – BBC News

“The money Pembrokeshire council pays care homes to look after residents will be challenged in the High Court later.”

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BBC News, 14th December 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Legal fights to keep home care for Alzheimer’s woman – BBC News

“A Cornwall woman’s family is challenging a ruling by the NHS to send her to a nursing home or get agency carers because she has Alzheimer’s.”

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BBC News, 21st September 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Mesothelioma: Hospice wins landmark victory in asbestos cancer case – The Guardian

“Hospices that care for victims of a form of cancer caused by asbestos exposure hope to get help with treatment costs following a landmark court ruling.”

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The Guardian, 29th August 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Hampshire nursing home illegal immigrants deported – BBC News

“Nine illegal immigrants arrested during a police and UK border raid at a care home in Hampshire have been deported.”

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BBC News, 20th August 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Drake and another v Foster Wheeler Ltd – WLR Daily

Drake and another v Foster Wheeler Ltd [2010] EWHC 2004 (QB); [2010] WLR (D) 232

“Claims for hospice care were rare and were directly analogous to recoverable claims made by claimants from tortfeasor defendants for the recovery of compensation on behalf of relatives who had provided gratuitous care to the claimant in order to alleviate the consequences of tortiously inflicted injuries.”

WLR Daily, 19th August 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.


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