Hillsborough jury told to consider credibility of police evidence – The Guardian

Posted February 9th, 2016 in evidence, health & safety, inquests, news, police, sport by sally

‘The jury at the inquests into the deaths of 96 people at Hillsborough in 1989 has been told to consider the credibility and reliability of evidence given by South Yorkshire police officers.’

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The Guardian, 8th February 2016

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Dismissed NHS whistleblower who exposed safety concerns handed £1.22m – The Guardian

Posted February 5th, 2016 in damages, health & safety, hospitals, news, unfair dismissal, whistleblowers by tracey

‘An NHS whistleblower who was unfairly sacked after exposing concerns about patient safety has been awarded £1.22m in damages by a hospital trust.’

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The Guardian, 4th February 2016

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Whistleblower judge: austerity policies have made courts dangerous – The Guardian

‘A district judge who is suing the Ministry of Justice after whistleblowing her complaints about courtroom dangers – death threats, violent claimants and hostage-taking – has spoken out for the first time about her experience of an under-resourced justice system.’

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The Guardian, 23rd January 2016

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Hillsborough inquests coroner to begin summing up evidence – The Guardian

Posted January 25th, 2016 in coroners, evidence, health & safety, inquests, news, police, sport by sally

‘The coroner presiding over the fresh inquests into the deaths of 96 Liverpool supporters at the 1989 FA Cup semi-final at Hillsborough is to begin summing up the evidence.’

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The Guardian, 25th January 2016

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Bar owner fined £20,000 after beer mix-up leaves man fighting for life – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 8th, 2016 in fines, health & safety, licensed premises, news by tracey

‘A bar owner has been fined £20,000 after a man was left fighting for his life when he was given line cleaner containing caustic soda to drink rather than beer. Spanish TV producer David Caminal, 48, had to have his oesophagus removed after he drank just a small amount of the fluid when it was served by mistake at the New Conservatory, in the centre of Leeds, in July 2014.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th January 2016

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Prison officer who ‘caught TB from inmates’ wins five-figure payout – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 9th, 2015 in compensation, duty of care, employment, health & safety, news, prison officers by sally

‘Fiona Murphy in out-of-court settlement from Ministry of Justice amid claims she was unknowingly exposed to disease at HMP Wakefield.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th December 2015

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Semelia Campbell: Company fined £50,000 after six-year-old girl killed by automated gate – The Independent

Posted December 8th, 2015 in children, corporate manslaughter, fines, health & safety, news by sally

‘A company has been fined £50,000 after a six-year-old girl died when she became trapped in an automated gate outside her new home.’

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The Independent, 7th December 2015

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Speech by Lord Justice Treacy at the Criminal Law Review Conference – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted December 4th, 2015 in health & safety, robbery, sentencing, speeches, theft, victims by tracey

‘I am pleased to be here today as I think this a good opportunity for me as Chairman, to outline four broad themes which go some way to showing different aspects of the Sentencing Council’s work.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 3rd December 2015

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Humber Prison report: Wolds and Everthorpe merger ‘traumatic’ – BBC News

Posted November 18th, 2015 in assault, delay, health & safety, news, prison officers, prisons, reports, standards by tracey

‘The merger of two prisons in East Yorkshire has been “traumatic and prolonged”, inspectors have found.’

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BBC News, 18th November 2015

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Gove admits the UK sentencing framework needs to be more sensitive, & 7 more things we learned at the 2015 Howard League AGM – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

‘Since his appointment as Justice Secretary & Lord Chancellor in May this year, the Rt Hon Michael Gove has maintained a fairly low profile. Aside from his Making Prisons Work speech in July, Mr Gove’s plans for the future of the Criminal Justice System have not been very clearly outlined. Although since his swearing in, to the delight of many, Gove has managed to overturn the previous Lord Chancellor, Chris Grayling’s ban on books for prisoners; scrapped plans to create a super youth prison; and halted massively controversial plans for the UK to undertake Saudi Arabian prison training contracts.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 6th November 2015

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England and Wales court cells ‘squalid and dangerous’ – BBC News

Posted November 6th, 2015 in courts, detention, health & safety, news, prisons by tracey

‘Conditions at cells in courts in England and Wales are an “accident waiting to happen”, a report has said.’

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BBC News, 6th November 2015

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Mid Staffs NHS trust admits ‘very significant’ breaches over patient deaths – The Guardian

‘The NHS trust that ran Stafford hospital has pleaded guilty to “very significant” health and safety breaches connected to the deaths of four elderly patients in its care.’

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The Guardian, 4th November 2015

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Large companies could face £20m fines for corporate manslaughter – The Guardian

Posted November 3rd, 2015 in company law, corporate manslaughter, fines, health & safety, news, sentencing by sally

‘Major companies convicted of corporate manslaughter will face fines of up to £20m under new sentencing guidelines.’

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The Guardian, 3rd November 2015

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Calls for transgender woman to be moved from male prison – BBC News

Posted October 28th, 2015 in assault, gender, health & safety, news, prisons, sentencing, transsexuals by sally

‘A petition calling for a transgender woman to serve a prison sentence in a female prison has attracted more than 10,000 signatures in under 24 hours.’

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BBC News, 27th October 2015

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Colwyn Bay Pier ownership legal challenge fails – BBC News

Posted October 28th, 2015 in appeals, bankruptcy, health & safety, local government, news by sally

‘A businessman has failed in a high court bid to regain ownership of a derelict Colwyn Bay pier.’

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BBC News, 27th October 2015

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Proposed blanket ban on legal highs criticised by MPs – The Guardian

Posted October 26th, 2015 in bills, drug offences, health & safety, inquiries, news, select committees by sally

‘A proposed blanket ban on legal highs is too broad and fails to adequately define what a psychoactive substance actually is, an influential committee of MPs has said.’

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The Guardian, 24th October 2015

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Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust charged over four deaths – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 16th, 2015 in health & safety, hospitals, inquests, news, prosecutions by sally

‘The trust at the centre of the worst ever NHS scandal is facing criminal charges over the deaths of four patients .’

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Daily Telegraph, 15th October 2015

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Brecon Beacons SAS selection deaths ‘unacceptable’ – BBC News

Posted October 12th, 2015 in armed forces, health & safety, inquests, inquiries, news by tracey

‘The deaths of three reservists on an SAS selection march were unacceptable, the armed forces minister has said.
Military chiefs have been ordered to carry out two inquiries after the deaths of three men on the Brecon Beacons in 2013.’

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BBC News, 12th October 2015

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Some Guidance on Interpretation of the Effect of the Enterprise Act – Zenith PI Blog

Posted October 6th, 2015 in employment, health & safety, judgments, news, personal injuries, regulations by sally

‘Personal injury specialists have long awaited clear guidance on how the changes effected by Section 69 of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 will be interpreted by the courts.’

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Zenith PI Blog, 2nd October 2015

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British soldier drowned after failings by training company, coroner rules – The Independent

Posted October 2nd, 2015 in armed forces, health & safety, inquests, news by tracey

‘Failings by an adventure training company contributed to the drowning of a young British soldier when his whitewater raft capsized, a coroner has ruled.’

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The Independent, 1st Ocotber 2015

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