Notting Hill carnival risks Hillsborough-scale tragedy, report warns – The Guardian

Posted January 17th, 2017 in health & safety, London, news, police, public order, reports by tracey

‘The Notting Hill carnival must change if it is to avoid a “Hillsborough-scale tragedy”, according to a report by the London assembly that found the event has become a serious risk to public safety and is beset by rising levels of violent crime.’

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The Guardian, 17th January 2017

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Hillsborough: Evidence on 23 people and organisations passed to Crown Prosecution Service – The Independent

‘Evidence on 23 people and organisations linked to the 1989 Hillsborough disaster has been handed to prosecutors, it has been revealed.’

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The Independent, 12th January 2017

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London cosmetics firms fined for selling unsafe beauty products – BBC News

Posted January 12th, 2017 in consumer protection, fines, health & safety, news by tracey

‘Fifteen London businesses selling unsafe cosmetics products have been fined in a crackdown by Trading Standards.’

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BBC News, 11th January 2017

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Wilko fined £2.2m over worker crushed by metal cage – BBC News

Posted January 12th, 2017 in accidents, fines, health & safety, news by tracey

‘National chain store Wilko has been fined £2.2m after a worker was crushed and left paralysed.’

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BBC News, 11th January 2017

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Tales of the private sector – Nearly Legal

‘A collation of cases and stories from the private sector, and a series of reminders that a database of rogue landlords, and indeed banning orders, can’t come soon enough.’

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Nearly Legal, 8th January 2017

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Human cannonball stunt death boss gets community service – BBC News

Posted December 20th, 2016 in accidents, community service, costs, fines, health & safety, news, sentencing by tracey

‘The organiser of a daredevil stunt show in which a “human cannonball” died has been given a 12-month community order and his firm fined £100,000.’

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BBC News, 20th December 2016

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Met chief gave misleading Hillsborough account, IPCC finds – The Guardian

Posted December 16th, 2016 in complaints, health & safety, misfeasance in public office, news, police, sport by tracey

‘Britain’s most senior police officer gave a misleading account about the evidence he provided following the Hillsborough disaster in 1989, but he remains innocent of any misconduct, the Independent Police Complaints Commission has found.’

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The Guardian, 15th December 2016

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Tractor driver jailed over death of boy he hit while over the limit – The Guardian

Posted December 14th, 2016 in alcohol abuse, health & safety, news, sentencing by sally

‘A tractor driver who drank the estimated equivalent of 13 pints of beer the night before he ran over and killed an 11-year-old boy on a farm has been jailed for more than a year.’

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The Guardian, 13th December 2016

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Court orders farmer, 83, to pay £30,000 over Britain’s ‘most dangerous herd of cows’ that killed one rambler in spate of attacks – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 7th, 2016 in agriculture, animals, health & safety, news, sentencing, suspended sentences by tracey

‘An 83-year-old farmer who kept Britain’s “most dangerous” herd of cows ignored official warnings to control them before they attacked and killed a retired professor.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th December 2016

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Council told to pay £90,000 after boy nearly drowns during swimming lesson – Local Government Lawyer

Posted November 23rd, 2016 in costs, fines, health & safety, local government, news by tracey

‘A local authority in Wales has been ordered to pay more than £90,000 in fines and damages after a four-year-old boy nearly drowned during a swimming lesson.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 22nd November 2016

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ASA bans Heinz Beanz’s Can Song advert for safety concerns – The Guardian

Posted November 23rd, 2016 in advertising, children, complaints, health & safety, news by tracey

‘A Heinz TV advert teaching viewers how to use cans of its baked beans to drum out a song has been banned for being dangerous for children to copy.’

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The Guardian, 23rd November 2016

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Council fined £250k after workers suffered following vibration exposure – Local Government Lawyer

Posted November 22nd, 2016 in costs, fines, health & safety, local government, news, personal injuries by sally

‘A district council has been fined £250,000 after a number of its workers were found to be suffering from ill-health relating to vibration exposure.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 21st November 2016

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Short-term Lettings and the Sharing Economy – Tanfield Chambers

Posted November 9th, 2016 in health & safety, insurance, landlord & tenant, news, planning by sally

‘The beginning of 2016 has seen much focus on the buy to let market with the changes to the tax implications for those purchasers who already own property. The Government has announced further changes to come for buy to let landlords – might budding landlords seek to overcome these changes by exploring opportunities for shorter lets of their own homes, or alternatively, rooms in their own homes?’

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Tanfield Chambers, 6th October 2016

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Real Questions? – Zenith PI Blog

Posted November 7th, 2016 in EC law, health & safety, news, regulations by sally

‘In his preface to the latest Ninth Edition of Redgrave’s Health and Safety, just published, Jonathan Clarke asks certain questions and answers them with a non-answer “time will tell”. I do not accept that these are real questions, because it seems to me the answers are so obvious, that they hardly need to have been asked.’

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Zenith PI Blog, 3rd November 2016

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Hillsborough inquests: Families’ legal fees were £63.6m – BBC News

Posted November 3rd, 2016 in costs, families, health & safety, inquests, legal aid, legal representation, news, police, sport by tracey

‘Legal costs for the families at the inquests into the deaths of the 96 Hillsborough victims totalled £63.6m.’

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BBC News, 2nd November 2016

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Camber Sands deaths: coroner to investigate public safety measures – The Guardian

Posted November 2nd, 2016 in coroners, expert witnesses, health & safety, holidays, inquests, news by tracey

‘A coroner has said he owes it to the community to investigate what public safety measures could be used at a beach where seven people died in two separate incidents in the summer.’

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The Guardian, 1st November 2016

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City council ordered to pay £115k over failure to manage roadworks properly – Local Government Lawyer

Posted October 25th, 2016 in complaints, costs, fines, health & safety, local government, news, roads by michael

‘Liverpool City Council has been ordered to pay £115,000 in fines and costs after a Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigation found that the authority had failed to ensure that the arrangements for managing roadworks were suitable.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 24th October 2016

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Truth and Justice – Counsel

‘Arguably the most serious miscarriage of justice of our times – lessons must be learned from the iconic Hillsborough proceedings, writes Pete Weatherby QC.’

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Counsel, November 2016

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Dressing gown loophole: Outdated laws let shops sell highly flammable robes – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 21st, 2016 in consumer protection, fire, health & safety, news by sally

‘Dressing gown owners are being warned to stay away from candles and open fires while wearing them, as a loophole in UK safety law means they can be made with highly flammable material.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th October 2016

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Star Wars firm fined £1.6m over Harrison Ford injury – BBC News

Posted October 13th, 2016 in accidents, fines, health & safety, media, news, personal injuries by tracey

‘A production company behind the latest Star Wars movie has been fined £1.6m ($2m) after Harrison Ford broke his leg on set.’

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BBC News, 12th October 2016

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