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Miners’ compensation: why did some solicitors take too big a slice of the pie? – The Guardian

“Despite delivering £4bn for sick miners and their families, exploitation by some solicitors cast a shadow over the profession.”

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The Guardian, 8th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Ex-miners claim injuries were under-compensated – BBC News

“A group of former miners who suffered industrial injuries are claiming they received inadequate compensation from a government scheme.”

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BBC News, 18th August 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Coal miners pursue law firms over ‘undersettled’ compensation – Law Society’s Gazette

“The first known court actions against law firms for alleged undersettlement of sick coal miners’ government compensation claims will begin preliminary hearings in mid-August, the Gazette has learned. A number of defendant firms have already settled out of court.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 29th July 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

UK court action over Congolese ‘illegal minerals’ – BBC News

“Legal action has been launched against the UK for allegedly failing to refer firms trading in ‘conflict minerals’ from DR Congo for UN sanctions.”

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BBC News, 26th July 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Miners’ solicitors to face court action – Law Society’s Gazette

“Solicitors who handled sick coal miners’ government compensation claims are set to appear before courts across the country, as the first known court actions for alleged undersettlement of such claims begin to emerge.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 4th March 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Miners’ solicitors bombard government with FoI requests – Law Society’s Gazette

“The government has been overloaded with freedom of information (FoI) requests made by solicitors acting for former coal miners ahead of the first coordinated negligence action for alleged under-settlement of government compensation claims.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 18th February 2010

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


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