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.
A male driver has been hospitalised with serious head injuries after the car he was in crashed into the corner of a house in Suffolk in the east of the United Kingdom. Members of the fire service attended the incident scene, which occurred in the Carlton Colville district of the town of Lowestoft, approximately seven minutes after it was reported to emergency services at approximately 0145 UTC today.
As of the 1st of April 2013, the law regarding personal inury Accident Claims is changing. CHRIS LINNITT, head of Linnitts Solicitors Personal Injury department writes,
'You know those annoying text’s you get “Your claim could be worth £3,750, text 8750 for more info”..... do you hate them and find them as irritating and annoying as I do? I even get harassed by email ..... and when I’m surfing the internet , Arrgh!!!! Well these intrusions come from Claims Management Companies who farm claims, and sell your details to solicitors, who then pay the Claims company a referral fee.. This practice has now been banned by the government.