Mineworker from Huddersfield

Mr H of Huddersfield was a miner and member of the Mineworkers Pension Scheme. In 1991 he was persuaded by an agent of the Colonial Mutual (now Aviva) to transfer his pit pension of £4,639 to them. Aviva eventually agreed that he had been wrongly advised to transfer his pension and compensation of £84,456 was…

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Mineworker from Easington

Mr J from Easington was a member of the MPS and in 1993 was persuaded by an agent of Sun Life Financial of Canada to transfer his pit pension of £10,849.24 to them. In the end, they admitted that this was poor advice and paid compensation £77,461.33.

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Asbestos cancer scheme numbers show asbestos curse is far from over

asbestos scheme numbers

Updated numbers for an asbestos cancer scheme show that asbestos cancer deaths remain high. Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme (DMPS) The DMPS was set up in April 2014 in response to pressure from charities and lobbyists to get compensation for asbestos cancer (mesothelioma) victims. The scheme was set up to help those who could not otherwise…

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End of life Supreme Court Decision- how does this affect you if you are ill?

end of life care should be clearer

A Supreme Court decision means that legal permission is no longer needed to withdraw treatment from patients in a permanent vegetative state. Thousands affected by life changing conditions can now have food and liquids withdrawn to avoid prolonging their suffering. Here we set out what the judgment says and how it will affect victims and…

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