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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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Sisters sue London hotel where they suffered brutal hammer attack

22nd March 2017 - The Guardian

Three sisters from the United Arab Emirates who were the victims of a brutal hammer attack while on a shopping trip to London are suing the hotel where it happened.

Drug addict and “hotel creeper” Philip Spence was sentenced to life imprisonment for attempted murder after he bludgeoned the women in their room during a burglary at the four-star Cumberland hotel on 6 April 2014.

They were asleep but disturbed him at 1.30am as he rifled through their possessions. He hit one of the sisters, Ohoud al-Najjar, 38, so hard six times in the head and face that he left her profoundly disabled. Spence was described during his criminal trial as “a crackhead”.

Ms Riffat Yaqub, a partner at Personal Injury Team, is representing the family.

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