Our Chris Linnitt is on BBC 1 Spotlight on Friday 2nd August 2013 at 6:30pm.
Combat immunity does not extend beyond 'actual or imminent armed conflict'
Damages claims brought by British soldiers and their families against the Ministry of Defence for failures in Iraq can go ahead, the Supreme Court ruled this morning.
The MoD applied to strike out the claims for reasons including combat immunity, the scope of Article 2 of the ECHR (right to life) and jurisdiction.
AN ELDERLY woman pedestrian has been airlifted to hospital with serious leg injuries following a crash in Camborne.
Police, ambulance and two fire crews were called to Trelowarren Street after a car drove through betting agency Betfred window this morning at 9.45am.
A trainee lawyer has won her claim for discrimination against Travers Smith after the firm failed to offer her a permanent job when she became pregnant.
Elena Ambrosiadou, the co-founder of Ikos Asset Management, has won a High Court case brought by her estranged husband, Dr Martin Coward, over who owns the computer software that runs the hedge fund’s trading platform.
The claimant, a 60-year-old man, received a lump sum of £1.85 million following a five-year negligent delay in treating a colovesical fistula, resulting in the development of Fournier's gangrene and the consequent amputation of his penis and a permanent colostomy.
With effect from 1st April 2013 the FSA has morphed into two new organisations:-
- Financial Conduct Authority - the regulator for the Insurance Industry,
- Prudential Regulation Authority - the regulator for the financial industry and is now part of the Bank of England.