Grenfell Tower bereaved families, survivors and residents shine a light on ‘Landmark act of discrimination’
On 29 March 2021 the Grenfell Inquiry heard from counsel for the victims of the fire, including those instructed by Bhatt Murphy, outlining how residents’ concerns were brushed aside by the Council and the Tenants Management Organisation, and how disabled and vulnerable residents were neglected.
Inquiry grants anonymity to officers involved in Jermaine Baker shooting
Anonymity has been granted to key Metropolitan Police officers deployed in the covert operation which led to Jermaine Baker’s death on 11 December 2015, including the officer who fired the fatal shot, known by the cipher ‘W80’. Anonymity was refused for FE16, who had subsequently retired from...
Council unlawfully breached vulnerable man’s right to life
A judge at Central London County Court has ruled that the London Borough of Bromley adult social care team were negligent and breached their obligations to protect life under the Human Rights Act in failing to take steps to protect Michael Thompson after he had become mentally unwell. He later...
Thames Valley Police compensate mother of abducted children
Shortly before a High Court trial in the matter was due to begin, Thames Valley Police have made a substantial settlement in costs and damages to the mother of two children abducted by their father in April 1998, when they were just 2 and 3 years old.