Cosmetic Surgery Practitioners breaching lockdown rules to visit clients’ homes

Since the government introduced the lockdown there have been reports of cosmetic surgery practitioners have been breaching lockdown rules in order to visit their clients’ homes to give them dermal fillers and Botox injections. There are currently no rules in the UK about who can carry out the injections or what training they should have.…

Clint Eastwood sues CBD manufacturers for falsely claiming he endorsed products

Clint Eastwood is suing companies based in California, Florida and Michigan alleging offences include trademark infringement and false endorsement to sell products containing CBD, an ingredient derived from the cannabis plant. Online scammers claimed the actor had retired from the film industry, according to two lawsuits filed in California, and was now focusing on his…

Uber drivers’ fight for workers’ rights reaches supreme court

Uber aims to change the ruling at the two-day hearing at the Supreme Court that previously said employees should be classified as workers in what could be a landmark decision. The legal battle began back in 2016 when an employment tribunal ruled in favour of a group of Uber drivers who requested employment protections such…

Sister wins inheritance after Solicitor’s cat knocks over legal papers to uncover Brother’s lost will

Venetia Murray has been awarded £2m following an inheritance dispute. Venetia’ brother Dean Brunt died in 2007 and was thought not to have made a will. His share of a £6m farm he, his brother, Dale, and Venetia owned went to his mother, who then gave it to Dale. However, Venetia discovered the existence of…

Legal action taken against Celtic Football Club regarding sexual abuse allegations

Formal legal action has begun against Celtic Football Club regarding claims it failed to protect victims from sex abusers working around Celtic Boys’ Club.   Celtic declined to answer questions put forward by the Guardian in relation to the legal action but instead referred to a statement made by the club in February, where it said: “Celtic Football…

Supreme Court to hear Nigerian communities’ pollution claims against Shell

The UK Supreme Court will hear arguments from the Ogale and Bille communities in Nigeria that Shell should be held accountable significant and systematic pollution caused by oil extraction in the Niger delta. They say they have suffered decades of pollution, including the contamination of their water wells with potentially cancer-causing chemicals, as well as…