Wardrobe death case: Care home must pay £150,000 – BBC News

Posted May 27th, 2016 in care homes, elderly, fines, health & safety, news by tracey

‘The owner of a care home where an 80-year-old woman was found dead under a fallen wardrobe has been ordered to pay £150,000 after being prosecuted.’

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BBC News, 26th May 2016

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‘Take allergies seriously or face jail’ says CPS after curry house owner convicted of manslaughter – Daily Telegraph

‘Food businesses have been warned by the CPS to take allergies seriously or face jail, after a restaurateur was imprisoned for six years for killing a customer by selling him a curry.’

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd May 2016

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If you’re going to go down a steep slope, make sure you do it on your bottom! – Zenith PI Blog

‘In a decision handed down last week in English Heritage v Taylor [2016] EWCA Civ 448 the Court of Appeal upheld a first instance decision of a finding of breach of duty under section 2 of the Occupier’s Liability Act 1957 and a finding of 50% contributory negligence against the claimant. The issues centred around what was an obvious danger.’

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Zenith PI Blog, 20th May 2016

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Why a new toilet law could flush cafes and takeaways down the pan – The Guardian

Posted May 19th, 2016 in health & safety, news, small businesses by sally

‘A legal ruling that coffee shops and fast food outlets with fewer than 10 seats must now provide loos for their customers could threaten thousands of small businesses.’

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The Guardian, 18th May 2016

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NHSLA ordered to pay indemnity costs for surveillance video “ambush” – Litigation Futures

‘The NHS Litigation Authority (NHSLA) has been ordered by the High Court to pay indemnity costs after sending a last-minute surveillance video to the claimant’s lawyers which resulted in a trial being vacated.’

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Litigation Futures, 16th May 2016

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Ofsted finds 100 suspected illegal schools in England – The Guardian

Posted May 16th, 2016 in education, health & safety, news, school children by sally

‘Many more children are hidden from authorities in unregistered schools across England than previously thought, Ofsted’s chief inspector, Sir Michael Wilshaw, has warned.

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The Guardian, 16th May 2016

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UK courts adopt contrasting approaches to appeals against HSE inspection notices – OUT-LAW.com

Posted May 6th, 2016 in appeals, health & safety, judicial review, news, Scotland by tracey

‘Tribunals are entitled to take into account information that was not available to a health and safety inspector at the time that a notice was issued when hearing an appeal against that notice, the Scottish appeal court has ruled.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 4th May 2016

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Compensation for health and safety breaches depends on actual harm, Court of Appeal confirms – OUT-LAW.com

‘Employees must be able to prove that they have suffered actual harm as a result of breaches of health and safety law by an employer in order to claim compensation, the Court of Appeal has confirmed.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 29th April 2016

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Hillsborough: South Yorkshire and West Midlands Police face legal action – BBC News

Posted April 29th, 2016 in health & safety, misfeasance in public office, news, police, sport by tracey

‘Families of football fans who died in the Hillsborough disaster are pursuing High Court misconduct action against the South Yorkshire and West Midlands police forces, lawyers have said.’

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BBC News, 28th April 2016

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Hillsborough inquests: Michael Mansfield on ‘far-reaching consequences’ – BBC News

Posted April 29th, 2016 in advocacy, bereavement, health & safety, inquests, news, sport by tracey

‘Leading barrister Michael Mansfield QC, who represented most of the victims’ families at the Hillsborough Inquests, has called for the creation of a permanent commission scrutinising how the police and other agencies handle crime scenes. Here he writes how the precedent of the inquests could have far-reaching consequences for the investigation of future disasters.’

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BBC News, 29th April 2016

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Hillsborough: The remaining questions – Daily Telegraph

‘As the dust settles after an historic victory for the 27 year Hillsborough justice campaign, The Telegraph tackles some of the remaining questions.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th April 2016

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The Structural Engineer’s Professional Duty to Warn and Goldswain v Beltec Ltd [2015] – Hardwicke Chambers

‘The duty to warn arises as no more than an aspect of the duty to act with the skill and care of an ordinarily competent professional. The existence of the duty recognises that in some circumstances the professional must go beyond what is specified as the desired performance in a contract (e.g. carrying out a design) and account for any risks of which he is aware by virtue of that expertise and warn others who may not be so aware.’

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Hardwicke Chambers, 19th April 2016

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Hillsborough disaster: Fans unlawfully killed – BBC News

Posted April 26th, 2016 in health & safety, inquests, negligence, news, police, sport, unlawful killing by sally

‘Ninety-six football fans who died as a result of a crush in the Hillsborough disaster were unlawfully killed, the inquests have concluded.’

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BBC News, 26th April 2016

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Hillsborough inquests: Jury to reveal conclusions into 96 deaths – BBC News

Posted April 26th, 2016 in health & safety, inquests, juries, news, police, sport, unlawful killing by sally

‘The jury at the Hillsborough inquests will reveal its conclusions later into how 96 football fans were fatally injured in the 1989 stadium disaster.’

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BBC News, 26th April 2016

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Hillsborough jury reaches decision – BBC News

‘Jurors have reached a majority decision on whether the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster were unlawfully killed.’

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BBC News, 25th April 2016

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Hillsborough inquest: Jury can return majority decision on whether fans were unlawfully killed – The Independent

‘The jury in the Hillsborough inquests has been told it can return a majority decision on whether the 96 victims were unlawfully killed.’

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The Independent, 25th April 2016

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MoD could face manslaughter charges over training deaths following calls it should lose immunity from prosecution – The Independent

‘The British military could face charges of corporate manslaughter under landmark changes in law being proposed by a parliamentary committee.’

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The Independent, 24th April 2016

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Drone pilots could face up to five years in prison if they put aircraft in danger – The Independent

Posted April 18th, 2016 in aircraft, criminal justice, fines, health & safety, news, prosecutions by sally

‘Drone pilots are liable to criminal prosecution if they fail to conduct a flight in a safe manner.’

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The Independent, 18th April 2016

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When an unsafe structure does not trigger the landlord’s duty to repair – Hardwicke Chambers

‘The reach of the Defective Premises Act and what ‘defective’ means within the context of the Act, was the subject of detailed consideration in the QBD recently, in Dodd v Raebarn Estates [2016].’

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Hardwicke Chambers, 8th March 2016

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Hillsborough jury sent out to consider verdicts into deaths of 96 fans – The Guardian

Posted April 7th, 2016 in health & safety, inquests, juries, news, sport, unlawful killing by sally

‘The jury at the new inquests into the deaths of 96 people at Hillsborough in 1989 has been sent out to consider its verdicts, more than two years after the proceedings began in court.’

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The Guardian, 6th April 2016

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