Spoiling the Broth – NearlyLegal

‘Blake and others v LB Waltham Forest [2014] EWHC 1027 (Admin) is a judicial review challenge to the local authority’s decision to terminate a licence held by Christian Kitchen (the 3rd Claimant) to operate its soup kitchen out of the Mission Grove Car Park, Walthamstow, London, E17.’

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NearlyLegal, 13th April 2014

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Claimant groups: 85% of injured workers not compensated – Law Society’s Gazette

‘More than 85% of people injured or made ill at work do not recover any compensation, a new report has stated.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 16th April 2014

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Hillsborough stadium tragedy inquests: Families await a fresh moment for truth – The Independent

Posted March 28th, 2014 in health & safety, inquests, news, sport by sally

‘The first of the new inquests into a 25-year-old tragedy begins next week, reopening old wounds but also reawakening hopes of closure and justice. Jonathan Brown explains how much is at stake.’

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The Independent, 27th March 2014

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E-cigarette ad banned over health claims – The Guardian

Posted March 12th, 2014 in advertising, health & safety, news, ombudsmen, smoking by tracey

‘An advert for an e-cigarette brand has been banned after the advertising watchdog ruled that claims including that it was “the healthier smoking alternative” could not be substantiated.’

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The Guardian, 12th March 2014

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London Fire Brigade secures first confiscation order against landlord – Local Government Lawyer

Posted March 11th, 2014 in confiscation, fines, fire services, health & safety, landlord & tenant, news by tracey

‘The London Fire Brigade has obtained a confiscation order for the first time, against a landlord who was also fined for breaches of fire safety laws.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 10th March 2014

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Network Rail apologises to families over level crossing deaths – BBC News

Posted March 7th, 2014 in accidents, health & safety, news, railways by tracey

‘Network Rail has offered a “full and unreserved apology” to families bereaved by level crossing accidents. Chief executive Mark Carne apologised for “failings” in managing public safety and for “failing to deal sensitively” with affected families. Since 2010 the risk at level crossings had been reduced by a quarter, it said. The apology came as MPs published a report heavily critical of the way the rail infrastructure company had handled tragedies in the past.’

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BBC News, 7th March 2014

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Teacher paid £230,000 compensation after slipping in ketchup – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 4th, 2014 in compensation, health & safety, news, personal injuries, teachers by sally

‘The claim is one of £1 million worth of compensation payments made to injured teachers by Essex County Council.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th March 2014

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Stafford hospital to be sentenced over poor care of diabetic patient who died – The Guardian

Posted February 24th, 2014 in health & safety, hospitals, news, sentencing by sally

‘Details of the poor care received by a 66-year-old diabetic patient who died at the scandal-hit Stafford hospital have emerged as the trust responsible is set to be sentenced over its failings.’

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The Guardian, 21st February 2014

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Apollo Theatre ceiling collapse family seeks payout – BBC News

Posted February 10th, 2014 in accidents, compensation, health & safety, insurance, news, theatre by tracey

‘A family injured when the Apollo Theatre ceiling collapsed is suing the theatre’s owners for compensation.’

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BBC News, 7th February 2014

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Sophee Redhead cleared over Lydia Bishop nursery death – BBC News

‘A former nursery worker has been acquitted over the death of a three-year-old girl in her care. Lydia Bishop got her neck caught in a rope on an outdoor slide in September 2012, on what was her first full day at York College nursery. Sophee Redhead, 25, of York, had denied manslaughter by gross negligence.’

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BBC News, 6th February 2014

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Hillsborough inquest: Police lawyers to probe fans’ ‘drunkenness’ – BBC News

Posted February 6th, 2014 in alcohol abuse, health & safety, inquests, news, police, sport by sally

‘The disputed suggestion drunkenness among fans played a part in the Hillsborough disaster will be explored again in new inquests, lawyers for senior police officers have said.’

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BBC News, 5th February 2014

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HSE guidance on working at height simplified, but underlying regulations remain unchanged, says expert – OUT-LAW.com

Posted February 3rd, 2014 in codes of practice, EC law, employment, health & safety, interpretation, news, standards by tracey

‘The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published new guidance on what the law requires of both employers and employees when people are working at height.’

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OUT-LAW.com. 31st January 2014

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Ian Brady – the Mental Health Tribunal’s decision commented upon by Denise Marson – Sovereign Chambers

‘On the 24th January 2014 the First-Tier Tribunal (Health, Education and Social Care)(Mental Health) published its reasons for the Tribunal’s decision regarding Mr Brady’s application for discharge which had received wide-ranging media attention at the latter end of 2013. Mr Brady’s application was to be discharged from Ashworth High Secure Hospital and be returned to prison. There was no possibility of him being discharged directly into the community by the Tribunal. He is now 75 years old.’

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Sovereign Chambers, 29th January 2014

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Ian Brady’s bid for transfer to jail rejected for his own safety – The Guardian

‘Moors murderer Ian Brady’s bid to be transferred from hospital to jail was rejected for his own health and safety, a judge said on Friday.’

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The Guardian, 24th January 2014

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Network Rail appeal over Beccles crossing fine rejected – BBC News

Posted January 20th, 2014 in accidents, appeals, fines, health & safety, news, railways by sally

‘A rail firm has been told a £500,000 fine imposed after a boy was seriously injured in a crash on a Suffolk level crossing could have been much higher.’

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BBC News, 17th January 2014

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Geoffrey Counsell cleared over M5 fireworks deaths – BBC News

Posted December 10th, 2013 in health & safety, homicide, jury directions, news, no case to answer by tracey

‘A man in charge of a fireworks display held on the night of a motorway crash in which seven people died has been cleared of breaching health and safety laws.’

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BBC News, 10th December 2013

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Smith v Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change – WLR Daily

Smith v Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change [2013] EWCA Civ 1585; [2013] WLR (D) 473

‘In order for the court to have jurisdiction to make an order under CPR r 31.16 for disclosure before proceedings had started, it was not a requirement that the applicant have an arguable case in those proceedings.’

WLR Daily, 5th December 2013

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Halesowen forklift death factory fined over impaled worker – BBC News

Posted December 6th, 2013 in accidents, fines, health & safety, news by tracey

‘A glue manufacturer has been fined more than £173,000 after a worker died when he was impaled on the prongs of a forklift truck.’

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BBC News, 6th December 2013

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Tetraplegic student Andrew Risk paralysed after diving into 2ft of water loses damages claim against college – The Independent

’25-year-old had claimed his injury in June 2009 was caused by a breach of duty of care or negligence on the part of Rose Bruford College in Sidcup.’

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The Independent, 6th December 2013

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Stafford Hospital review: Ivy Bunn death investigated – BBC News

Posted December 4th, 2013 in health & safety, hospitals, inquiries, news, professional conduct, standards by sally

‘A second criminal inquiry into the death of a patient at scandal-hit Stafford Hospital is under way.’

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BBC News, 3rd December 2013

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