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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Hillsborough jury set to consider their verdict on 96 deaths – The Guardian

Posted April 6th, 2016 in health & safety, inquests, juries, news, sport by tracey

‘The jury at the new inquests into the deaths of 96 people at Hillsborough in 1989 have been told that they must come to a unanimous decision if they are to reach a verdict of unlawful killing.’

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The Guardian, 5th April 2016

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de Menezes: No individual prosecutions, but an effective investigation – ECtHR – UK Human Rights Blog

‘This week, the mosaic shrine adorning the wall outside Stockwell underground station once again became the focal point for difficult questions surrounding the police response the terrorist attacks of 2005.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 1st April 2016

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Musician sues Royal Opera House over ruined hearing – BBC News

Posted April 1st, 2016 in health & safety, news, noise, personal injuries by sally

‘A renowned viola player is suing the Royal Opera House for ruining his hearing and his career during rehearsals of Wagner’s Die Walkure.’

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BBC News, 1st April 2016

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Jean Charles de Menezes ruling: European Court of Human Rights rejects call to prosecute police officers who shot him – The Independent

‘The UK was right not to charge any police officers over the shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes, an electrician who they thought was a suicide bomber, in 2005.’

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The Independent, 30th March 2016

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Mike Ashley: Could Sports Direct boss be jailed in Big Ben? – BBC News

‘Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley has been warned he could be in contempt of Parliament if he continues to refuse to appear in front of a committee of MPs. It sounds serious – but what could actually happen to him?’

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BBC News, 16th March 2016

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Shoreham air crash: Organisers were ‘unaware of crash pilot’s display plans’ – The Independent

Posted March 11th, 2016 in aircraft, health & safety, news by tracey

‘Organisers of the Shoreham air show were unaware of the display plans of a pilot whose jet crashed last year, killing 11 people. An Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB) report found the organisers failed to carry out a proper risk assessment.’

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The Independent, 10th March 2016

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HMP Doncaster: Inspectors criticise safety at ‘very poor’ site – BBC News

Posted March 9th, 2016 in health & safety, news, prisons, reports, violence by tracey

‘A prison branded inadequate two years ago remains “very poor”, with “many violent incidents” leaving staff and inmates injured, inspectors have said. Privately-run HMP Doncaster suffered from a “lack of staff” and “ineffective initiatives” aimed at reducing violence, a report said.’

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BBC News, 9th March 2016

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