How the 96 were finally given justice – Legal Voice

Posted September 23rd, 2016 in bereavement, families, health & safety, inquests, news, police, sport by sally

‘The Hillsborough inquest took two years and a million pages of evidence. Two of the lawyers involved explain that, despite the scale of the task, they were determined to put the deceased and their families at the heart of the case.’

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Legal Voice, 22nd September 2016

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New sentencing guidelines mean heavy fines for health and safety breaches, even where no harm caused, says expert – OUT-LAW.com

Posted September 13th, 2016 in fines, health & safety, news, sentencing by sally

‘Security firm G4S Cash Solutions has been fined £1.8 million after one of its employees contracted legionellosis, despite the fact that environmental health officers were unable to definitively link the case with health and safety breaches discovered at the site.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 12th September 2016

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Lack of UK law requiring lifeguards on all beaches means ‘varied presence’ – The Guardian

Posted August 30th, 2016 in accidents, health & safety, holidays, local government, news by sally

‘After a number of water-related deaths in the past week, industry groups call for more safety information for beachgoers.’

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The Guardian, 26th August 2016

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Legal, contractual and ethical issues arise from increased robotics in manufacturing, says expert – OUT-LAW.com

‘The anticipated rise in the use of robots will force manufacturers to rethink contracts with technology suppliers to ensure risks stemming from their use can be passed on.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 25th August 2016

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When it comes to unsettling settlements, everybody needs good neighbours: Hayward v Zurich Insurance Co [2016] EWCA Civ 327 – Park Square Barristers

‘On 27th July 2016 the Supreme Court handed down their Judgment in the case of Hayward. The case was concerned with whether or not a Defendant, who had settled a personal injury claim despite pleading that the same was exaggerated, could later seek to set aside that settlement on the basis that new evidence of fraud arose.’

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Park Square Barristers, 12th August 2016

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An expensive mistake: defendant to discontinued action sanctioned in costs for failure to comply with the pre-action protocol – Zenith PI Blog

‘Although a first instance decision of a district judge, the case of Nicole Chapman v Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (Bolton County Court, 15 June 2016, Case number B74YM281) warrants some attention. The defendant was ordered to pay the unsuccessful claimant’s fixed costs on discontinuance because of its failure to comply with the pre-action protocol.’

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Zenith PI Blog, 23rd August 2016

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Woman gets £2m over near-drowning in school swimming lesson – The Guardian

‘A woman who won a judgment against her local authority after she nearly drowned during a school swimming lesson 16 years ago has been awarded £2m in compensation.’

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The Guardian, 21st August 2016

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What lies do to claims – the Supreme Court – UK Human Rights Blog

‘Twin doses of dishonesty in the Supreme Court, last month. Both raised dilemmas for the SC trying to steer a principled way (in different circumstances) towards determining the cost of lying.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 6th August 2016

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Mother sues Argos for £20m over ‘unsafe baby car seat’ after urgent recall – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 5th, 2016 in consumer protection, health & safety, news, sale of goods by tracey

‘A mother is suing Argos for a £20 million over an allegedly “unsafe baby car seat” she says “put her son’s life at risk.” ‘

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Daily Telegraph, 5th August 2016

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Prison’s gross failures contributed to death of inmate, inquest finds – The Guardian

‘A catastrophic series of failures contributed to the death of a prisoner, who died after setting fire to his cell, an inquest jury ruled.’

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The Guardian, 26th July 2016

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Sports Direct: Could Human Rights Have Helped? – RightsInfo

‘Could human rights have helped Sports Direct workers? Yes. Read this post to find out why.’

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RightsInfo, 22nd July 2016

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Company fined £550,000 in first corporate manslaughter sentencing under new guideline – OUT-LAW.com

‘A construction firm based in north London has been fined £550,000 for corporate manslaughter offences, in the first sentencing since new guidelines were introduced in February.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 20th July 2016

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Coroner to write to FA after boy is killed by touchline peg at match – The Guardian

Posted July 12th, 2016 in health & safety, inquests, news, personal injuries, sport by sally

‘A coroner is to write to English football’s governing body after a metal anchor peg from a touchline barrier was catapulted through the air and lodged itself in the skull of a 12-year-old boy, causing fatal injuries.’

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The Guardian, 11th July 2016

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Prosecution by watchdog sees adult care provider fined £190k – Local Government Lawyer

Posted June 17th, 2016 in care homes, fines, health & safety, news, prosecutions by tracey

‘An adult social care provider has been fined £190,000 after being prosecuted by the Care Quality Commission for failing in its duty to provide safe care and treatment.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 16th June 2016

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Business And Human Rights… More Than Lofty Rhetoric? – RightsInfo

‘This Thursday, it will be five years since the United Nations Human Rights Council first adopted the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. This post argues that while the UK has demonstrated its commitment to these principles and the protection of human rights in business, there is still room for improvement.’

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RightsInfo, 13th June 2016

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Supreme Court to hear appeal by council on compensation after pier closure – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Supreme Court will next week (23 June) hear a borough council’s appeal over an order that it should pay more than £2m in compensation plus legal costs to the operators of a business on a seaside pier it temporarily shut down.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 13th June 2016

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Sarah McClay death: South Lakes Safari Zoo fined – BBC News

Posted June 13th, 2016 in animals, costs, employment, fines, guilty pleas, health & safety, inquests, news, sentencing by sally

‘A zoo where a keeper was mauled to death by a tiger has been fined for health and safety breaches.’

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BBC News, 10th June 2016

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Hillsborough: 19 people refuse to help IPCC inquiry – The Guardian

‘Nineteen people have refused to assist an independent investigation into the role of West Midlands police after the Hillsborough disaster.’

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The Guardian, 2nd June 2016

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Bailey v Devon NHS Trust – Tanfield Chambers

‘In Bailey v Devon Partnership NHS Trust the High Court accepted, on the particular facts, that the statutory duty to carry out a risk assessment directly informed the extent of the common law duty of care.’

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Tanfield Chambers, 26th May 2016

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Successful challenge to OFSTED nursery inspection – Education Blog

‘There is a rare example of a successful challenge to an OFSTED nursery inspection in R ota Old Co-operative Day Nursery Ltd v OFSTED [2016] EWHC 1126, handed down last week, which can be found here.’

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Education Blog, 1st June 2016

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