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Son of JRR Tolkien Being Investigated by the IICSA

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The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) is examining the Archdiocese of Birmingham’s response to abuse allegations made against four priests, including Father Tolkien who is the son of JRR Tolkien, author of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. The IICSA is looking at the allegations against the diocese of Birmingham from…

Leeds City Council Deadline

Leeds City Council Group: Deadline for Registration of Claims 31st January 2019

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Jordans Solicitors represent victims who suffered abuse whilst at Children’s Homes run by Leeds City Council. Victims are claiming compensation for physical and sexual abuse they suffered by members of night, care and teaching staff employed by Leeds City Council. The allegations span many decades and there are approximately 70 cases proceeding in the Leeds…

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ITH Pharma Charged For Supplying Potentially Defective Product

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The families of those affected by the error may be entitled to claim compensation for injuries suffered as a result of the use of defective products. ITH Pharma is responsible for the supply of intravenous nutrition to hospitals, which is primarily given to premature babies. It is provided to patients via an intravenous drip to…

Supermarket Morrisons Held Liable For Data Breach By Rogue Employee

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In a significant decision the Court of Appeal has ruled that an employer may be vicariously liable for data breaches even where the employer itself is not at fault under data protection laws and the breach is motivated by a rogue employee intent on causing the employer harm. The case of Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc…

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Rotherham Abuse Scandal

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Another gang has been found guilty of sexually assaulting teenage girls in Rotherham. Operation Stovewood, which was set up in 2014 and is overseen by the National Crime Agency (NCA) has been investigating child abuse exploitation in Rotherham between 1997 and 2013 and has identified more than 1500 victims. There is 250 staff involved in…

The End Of An Era For Coal Mining In Wales

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In this blog we consider the end of an era for coal mining in Wales. There are currently new proposed planning rules in Wales to ban mining, which are due to be finalised by the Welsh Government by the end of 2018 and will only allow permission to mine under exceptional circumstances. Current mining in Wales…

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Bruce McLean, Former Care Worker Faces Charges of Child Sexual Abuse.

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Bruce McLean, 62 is a former care worker at Taxal Edge Children’s Home in Whaley Bridge between 1975 and 1978 and at Kirlie Children’s Home in Knutsford from 1979 faces charges of child sexual abuse. The Chester Crown Court has heard that McLean “used his connections with Manchester United to buy a form of silence.”…

Celtic Boys Club Founder Jim Torbett Guilty Of Abusing Boys

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Former Celtic Boys Club founder Jim Torbett has been convicted of sexually abusing three boys. Two of the victims were under 14 and the third victim was aged five when he was abused by Torbett. He was found guilty at the High Court in Glasgow and was jailed for six years. He had denied all…