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Lords demand curbs on pleural plaques compensation fees – Law Society’s Gazette

“Solicitors and claims management companies (CMCs) acting in pleural plaques compensation cases should have their legal fees severely curtailed, the House of Lords heard last week.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 18th March 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Pleural plaques: Jack Straw statement – Ministry of Justice

“Justice Secretary Jack Straw has made a statement on the government’s decision on the question of compensation for pleural plaques.”

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Ministry of Justice, 25th February 2010

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

MPs lobby to exclude solicitors from asbestos compensation scheme – Law Society’s Gazette

“MPs are lobbying prime minister Gordon Brown to exclude solicitors from any government-run scheme to compensate workers for asbestos-related pleural plaques.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 10th December 2009

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Solicitors who took millions from miners lose appeal – BBC news

“Solicitors who took millions of pounds from compensation payouts given to sick miners have lost their appeal against being struck off for misconduct.”

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BBC New, 2nd December 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Train drivers win injury payout – BBC News

“Three train drivers who claimed that an industrial injury left their hands permanently disabled have been awarded more than £22,000 in compensation.”

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BBC News, 30th November 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Lost or missing insurance policies leave asbestos victims without compensation – The Independent

“Insurance companies were yesterday accused of profiteering from victims of the deadly asbestos cancer mesothelioma. Hundreds of victims of the disease are going without compensation because many of the insurance policies meant to protect workers allegedly have been lost.”

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The Independent, 29th November 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

 

Sick miners ‘are owed millions’ – BBC News

“About 150,000 sick miners and their families are still owed £100m by solicitors who wrongly charged them for compensation claims, an MP says.”

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BBC News, 13th September 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk


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