Archive for the 'maladministration' Category

Regina (Gallagher and another) v Basildon District Council – WLR Daily

Regina (Gallagher and another) v Basildon District Council [2010] EWHC 2824 (Admin); [2010] WLR (D) 28

“There was no obligation on a local authority to implement recommendations of a local commissioner, nor was it necessary for a local authority to have cogent reasons for refusing to follow such a recommendation; but if a local authority gave reasons for rejecting a recommendation, the court was entitled to examine whether it had taken into account irrelevant considerations or failed to take account of relevant considerations, or its decision was irrational.”

WLR Daily, 10th November 2010


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

Ombudsman to investigate complaints against LSC – Law Society’s Gazette

“The Parliamentary Ombudsman is to investigate complaints of maladministration made against the Legal Services Commission by the Law Society and several law firms over its late claims to recoup payments made on account.”

Full story

Law Society’s Gazette, 4th November 2010


Equitable Life policyholders head to court – The Times

“Equitable Life policyholders take their claim for compensation to the Royal Courts of Justice on Tuesday in a bid to overturn a Government ruling that gives them a fraction of what they say is a fair entitlement.”

Full story

The Times, 20th July 2009


Mother wins money back in NHS row – BBC News

“A mother who spent £31,000 on life-saving treatment for her daughter while NHS bodies argued over funding is to get her money back.”

Full story

BBC News, 8th July 2009


Injustice Unremedied: The Government’s response on Equitable Life – Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman

“Ann Abraham, the Parliamentary Ombudsman, has today laid before both Houses of Parliament a further report concerning Equitable Life.”

Full press release

Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman, 6th May


R (Parish) v Pensions Ombudsman – WLR Daily

R (Parish) v Pensions Ombudsman; [2009] WLR (D) 86

“Where the ultimate question to be determined by the Pensions Ombudsman in an investigation differed from the ultimate question which had arisen in previously begun court or employment tribunal proceedings, s 146(6)(a)(i) of the Pension Schemes Act 1993 did not preclude an investigation by reason of a factual issue being common to the investigation and to the court or employment tribunal proceedings.”

WLR Daily, 9th March 2009


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

Harassed family gets £10k payout – BBC News

“A council has been ordered to pay £10,000 to a family after it failed in its handling of their complaints against neighbours who harassed them.”

Full story

BBC News, 26th January 2009


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