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Camden Council’s decision to allow a basement extension quashed by the High Court

2nd December 2016

A Camden resident has successfully challenged Camden Council’s decision to grant his next door neighbour planning permission through permitted development rules, to build a basement extension, following an appeal to the High Court. Mr Michael Eatherley, who lives in Quadrant Grove, Camden, appointed law firm Hodge Jones & Allen to challenge the Council’s decision to…

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European health commissioner to face calls for EU-wide inquiry into aftermath of swine flu vaccine

1st December 2016

The Pandemrix Narcolepsy European Alliance will tell the European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety next week that he needs to launch a pan-EU public inquiry into the cases of narcolepsy that were triggered by use of the Pandemrix vaccine to treat the 2009/10 swine flu outbreak. Meeting Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaiti in Brussels next Monday…

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Retired Burroughs Wellcome painter appeals for help with asbestos exposure investigation

29th November 2016

A 78-year old retired painter and decorator who was recently diagnosed with a terminal asbestos-related lung cancer, is seeking answers about why his former Dartford-based employer Burroughs Wellcome allowed him to be exposed to deadly levels of the toxic dust during the 1960s and 1970s. David Stanley, who lived and worked in Gravesend and Stone…

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Hodge Jones & Allen offers urgent warning about Government’s ‘risky’ online legal tool

28th November 2016

Philippa Barton from Hodge Jones & Allen issues warning about the Government’s online tool for Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) LPA tool leaving people at risk of financial abuse and fraud Coalition of organisations including Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE), Action on Elder Abuse, Anchor, Contact the Elderly and SOLLA are backing new report Philippa…

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Inquest jury finds neglect by NHS trust contributed to death of 24-year-old mother from Folkestone

22nd November 2016

Today, at an inquest into the death of Natalie Gray, a 24-year-old mother from Folkestone in Kent, a jury found that neglect by Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust contributed to her death. Natalie died on 21 April 2015 after jumping in front of a train at Barming station. She had a…

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