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Young man with autism receives PTSD damages following abuse by care home and police

24th July 2017

Following a shocking catalogue of abuse, a young man with autism has been awarded out-of-court damages following failures in his care by a private autism hospital in Birmingham and the West Mercia Police. 23-year-old Adam Nasralla, who was diagnosed with autistic spectrum disorder aged nine, has been left suffering severe PTSD following months of mistreatment…

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Hodge Jones & Allen supports appeal to legalise assisted dying

12th July 2017

Civil Liberties partner Nancy Collins is representing Humanists UK in its intervention in the case of Noel Conway to be heard at the High Court next week (17-20 July). Mr Conway, has motor neurone disease, a terminal and degenerative illness. He seeks a change to the law which prohibits assisted dying. In particular he seeks…

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Inquest into death of 29-year-old former soldier from West Sussex set to reopen

3rd July 2017

Venue: Coroner’s Court, Century House, Woodfield Road, Crawley, West Sussex Date: 3-4 July and 7 July 2017 at 10 am An inquest examining the circumstances surrounding the death of 29-year-old ex-soldier and father of three, Aidan Knight, from Crawley in West Sussex, will re-open today, Monday 3 July. Aidan, who had been diagnosed with symptoms…

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Public Inquiry welcomed by HJA Civil Liberties team

19th June 2017

Jocelyn Cockburn and Susie Labinjoh leading human rights lawyers have welcomed the establishment of the independent judicial public inquiry to run in tandem with the criminal investigation into the Grenfell Tower fire. “Serious questions must be answered about how and why this disaster happened and who is responsible for so many deaths and injuries. The…

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