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Court rules against NHS over drug funding for boy with rare condition

8th August 2017 - The Guardian

High court judge orders NHS to reconsider decision to refuse funding for Kuvan drug for seven-year-old with autism and PKU.

Peter Todd, Partner in Personal Injury team, who is representing S’s family, said they were “greatly heartened” by the ruling.

“Although no mandatory order for funding was made, it would be wholly extraordinary if the IFR panel was to, once again, find reason to not fund this life-changing drug for a child…

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Civil servant ‘who could win Nobel prize’ honoured at Asian women awards

11th May 2017 - Evening Standard

A woman who turns girls away from extremism, a lawyer, a para-climber and a schoolteacher poet have been named as Britain’s most inspiring female Asian role models.

The Asian Women of Achievement Awards were dominated by extraordinary young Londoners who showcase diversity, entrepreneurship and determination to succeed.

The chairman’s award, for the most outstanding candidate across all categories, went to Fatima Zaman, a civil servant who works with the Kofi Annan Foundation to prevent London girls from becoming radicalised and joining extremist groups.

Managing Partner Vidisha Joshi wins Asian Women of Achievement Awards #AWA2017

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Legal aid: equality before the law no longer exists in the UK in 2017 and you should be angry about it

25th April 2017 - Law Careers

Legal aid is financial assistance given by the government to people who need legal representation, but who cannot afford to hire a lawyer themselves. A few examples of the kinds of cases which have traditionally qualified for legal aid include: when someone with dementia is facing eviction and cannot fight the case against their local authority by themselves; when a victim of domestic violence needs to ensure safety for themselves (and in many cases also their children); and when someone has been accused of a crime.

Senior Partner Patrick Allen comments…

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Prisons and Courts Bill abandoned

21st April 2017 - Solicitors Journal

Government policies kicked into the long grass ahead of UK election.

The prime minister’s calling of a snap general election has led to the government scrapping controversial legislation that would reform the personal injury sector and overhaul the courts.

Following Theresa May’s shock announcement that an election will be held on 8 June, the leader of the House of Commons, David Lidington, confirmed that the Prisons and Courts Bill has ‘fallen’ due to a tight parliamentary timetable.

Senior Partner Patrick Allen comments.

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