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In what is widely considered to be one of the largest claims in British legal history, a joint UU/US firm has filed a complaint at Liverpool High Court seeking £5bn in compensation for victims of an environmental catastrophe in Brazil.

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  • In a decision that could prove to be the final nail in the coffin for much criticised Transport Secretary Chris Grayling, the UK Government must pay £33m to Eurotunnel following the botched award of ferry contracts should there be a ‘no-deal’ Brexit. The payment, in settlement of a lawsuit against the Government based on how certain freight contracts were awarded, is the latest in a long line of poor decisions and embarrassments for Grayling. The legal claim and subsequent compensation is as a result of the way that Department for Transport’s (DfT) contracted with three suppliers to provide extra transport and freight capacity on ferries. The contracts, awarded in December 2018, included the universally derided agreement with Seaborne Freight, a company that has never run a ferry service and didn’t have any ships. The Seaborne contract would have been worth £13.8m,... Read More

  • A Cheshire couple are taking legal action against the company behind the UK’s £56 billion HS2 railway expansion project, claiming that their home – which is set to be acquired by HS2 via a compulsory purchase order – is worth far more than HS2 have offered them. The controversial HS2 scheme was originally designed to provide a new, high speed rail connection between London, Birmingham, the East Midlands, Leeds and Manchester. It has already consumed over £5.5 billion of mainly public money, including the compulsory purchase and demolition costs for around 400 houses, and the whole scheme has recently been threatened with early termination due to the spiralling costs involved. £60,000 shortfall The couple taking legal action against HS2, Trevor and Justine Palin, originally had their 150 year old cottage valued at £485,000 in 2013 but were only offered £400,000 by HS2. The... Read More

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