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Shopper Strikes Landmark Blow for Consumer Rights

When a shopper bought a laptop computer on credit from a branch of PC World in 1998, he could not have imagined that the simple transaction would trigger a test case which, 15 years later, culminated in a Supreme Court ruling which significantly boosted consumer rights. The man paid a £50 deposit for the £1,500 computer at PC World’s Aberdeen branch and...

Depressed Hospital Consultant Fails to Block Disciplinary Inquiry

A hospital consultant facing a number of allegations, including failing to respond to out-of-hours emergency calls and attempting to speed the progress of one of her private patients to the top of an NHS waiting list, has failed in a High Court bid to block internal disciplinary proceedings that could lead to her dismissal. The consultant had suffered from a...

Leicester Will Solicitors raise £223,000 for Charities

Josiah Hincks Solicitors in Leicestershire have raised over £223,250 in future income as part of Free Wills Month in October 2013. Free Wills Month brings together a group of well respected charities to offer members of the public aged 55 and over the opportunity to have their simple Wills written or updated free of charge by using participating solicitors in...

Developer’s Nightmare of Council Maladministration

A property development company which was plunged into financial crisis by a catalogue of local authority maladministration will receive just £50,000 in compensation despite the Local Authority Ombudsman’s recommendation that it should be paid five times that sum. The company had purchased land in the council’s area with the benefit of planning consent and...

Theft Accusation Pharmacist Fairly Dismissed

A Boots pharmacist whose career was destroyed when he was accused of stealing hundreds of perfume testers from the store he managed has failed to convince the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) that he was unfairly dismissed. The man had only just returned from a lengthy period of sick leave when he placed an order for the testers. A colleague said that he had...