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#NoChildinCells campaign: Islington to review police practice of holding kids in cells

26th July 2016 - The Justice Gap

Islington Council is to review its practice of holding children in police cells overnight. Legal action has been brought by HJA on behalf of a vulnerable 14 year old boy kept overnight on multiple occasions since March this year because the London borough did not provide alternative accommodation for him. The case is supported by the legal charity Just for Kids Law and is part of their #NoChildinCells campaign launched yesterday.

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Victim of rape takes action against holiday company for not doing enough to protect her

21st July 2016 - BBC - Victoria Derbyshire

Vidisha Joshi appeared on the Victoria Derbyshire show with her client who was raped whilst on an all female sailing holiday in St Lucia and is now taking legal action against the holiday company, who she believes did not do enough to protect her. The interview begins at 19:15.

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Activists win damages against City police for false imprisonment

18th July 2016 - The Guardian

Eleven activists who were represented by Susie Labinjoh, after taking part in G20 protests seven years ago have received more than £60,000 in damages from the City of London police for false imprisonment, assault and breaches of the Human Rights Act. The case has raised serious questions about who owns personal data collected by police.

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Doctor is raped during women-only Caribbean holiday… and then offered a MASSAGE as compensation by the trip’s organisers

18th July 2016 - Daily Mail

A devastated doctor has told how she was brutally raped during a Caribbean holiday and then offered a manicure and massage to cheer her up by the company who arranged her women-only break. Georgina Mortimer booked the ‘dream holiday’ to St Lucia with Girls for Sail, a company accredited by the Royal Yacht Association, but says she was attacked in the bedroom of her shared villa within hours of arriving. Now, in a potential landmark case, the 45-year-old is taking action against the holiday company and villa owner for negligence, paving the way for other tourists to sue private property renters.

Vidisha Joshi, Head of Personal Injury, is representing Ms Mortimer.

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Coroner rules that death of baby girl at Chichester hospital could have been avoided

6th July 2016 - Radio Sussex

Andrew Harrison appeared on Radio Sussex to speak about the death of a baby girl at St Richards Hospital in Chichester after the coroner ruled that the death could have been avoided. Andrew represented the family.

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