Smart motorways: Lack of hard shoulder contributed to death – coroner – BBC News

Posted September 12th, 2022 in accidents, coroners, inquests, news, road safety, roads by tracey

‘The lack of a hard shoulder on a stretch of smart motorway in South Yorkshire contributed to the death of a grandmother, a coroner has ruled.’

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BBC News, 10th September 2022

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Sgt Gavin Hillier shot dead by soldier with ‘poor eyesight’ – BBC News

Posted August 30th, 2022 in accidents, armed forces, firearms, news, reports by tracey

‘An army sergeant was shot and killed when he was mistaken for a target by a soldier with “poor eyesight”, an inquiry has found.’

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BBC News, 29th August 2022

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Employer’s Liability after the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013: The Latest – Ropewalk Chambers

Posted August 16th, 2022 in accidents, employment, health & safety, news, statutory duty by sally

‘The passing of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 (‘ERRA’) was anticipated to have a profound impact on the way in which employer’s liability claims were litigated. The effect of section 69 was to remove civil liability for breaches of the variety of health and safety regulations which imposed strict liability on employers to employees injured in accidents at work.’

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Ropewalk Chambers, 28th July 2022

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Archie Battersbee’s life support ‘ending at 11am’ after Supreme Court appeal fails – The Independent

‘The mother of 12-year-old Archie Battersbee said that his life support will be withdrawn at 11am on Wednesday after the family lost a Supreme Court bid to continue his treatment.’

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The Independent, 2nd August 2022

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Archie Battersbee’s parents fail in life support bid at supreme court – The Guardian

‘The parents of 12-year-old Archie Battersbee, who was left in a comatose state after suffering brain damage, have failed to persuade the supreme court to intervene in a life support treatment battle.’

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The Guardian, 28th July 2022

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E-scooters: legalise but regulate, says consumer body – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Victims of accidents involving illegally ridden e-scooters face an unnecessarily arduous battle for compensation, according to a report calling for legalisation and regulation for the battery-powered vehicles.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 25th July 2022

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Archie Battersbee’s parents lose fight to keep son, 12, on life support – The Guardian

Posted July 18th, 2022 in accidents, children, doctors, families, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘The parents of a 12-year-old boy who suffered a “catastrophic” brain injury have lost their battle for his life support treatment to continue.’

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The Guardian, 15th July 2022

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Monmouth: Cyclist jailed for fatal crash with pedestrian – BBC News

Posted July 15th, 2022 in accidents, dangerous driving, imprisonment, news, sentencing, unlawful killing by tracey

‘A cyclist who hit a pedestrian as she walked on a pavement, causing her death, has been jailed for 12 months.’

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BBC News, 15th July 2022

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Workplace fatalities data highlights employers’ health and safety duties – OUT-LAW.com

Posted July 14th, 2022 in accidents, employment, health & safety, news, statistics by tracey

‘The latest data on workplace fatalities in Britain should sharpen the focus of employers on ensuring their workplaces are safe environments for both workers and members of the public, a health and safety expert has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 13th July 2022

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Claimant loses £49k damages as High Court overturns ‘injustice’ finding – Law society’s Gazette

Posted July 4th, 2022 in accidents, damages, deceit, insurance, news, personal injuries by tracey

‘An injured person who claimed more than £500,000 for lost earnings – while hiding the fact he was still in paid work – has lost his entire damages award because of fundamental dishonesty.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 1st July 2022

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Archie Battersbee: Family of boy ruled dead seeks appeal – BBC News

Posted June 20th, 2022 in accidents, appeals, children, doctors, families, hospitals, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘The mother of a 12-year-old boy in a coma said she has told him they face “the biggest battle of our lives” as they seek to appeal against a ruling his life support treatment should stop.’

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BBC News, 20th June 2022

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Archie Battersbee treatment should stop, judge rules – BBC News

Posted June 13th, 2022 in accidents, children, doctors, families, hospitals, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘Treatment for a brain-damaged boy in a coma should stop, a judge has ruled.’

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BBC News, 13th June 2022

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Judge to deliver ruling on future of boy in life-support treatment fight – The Independent

Posted June 13th, 2022 in accidents, children, doctors, families, hospitals, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘A judge is preparing to deliver a ruling on the future of a 12-year-old boy at the centre of a High Court life-support treatment dispute after suffering brain damage.’

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The Independent, 13th June 2022

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Family agree settlement with Humberside Police over cemetery death – BBC News

Posted May 31st, 2022 in accidents, community support officers, compensation, inquests, news, police by sally

‘The family of a woman who froze to death in a cemetery after a failed police search has agreed a settlement claim with Humberside Police.’

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BBC News, 30th May 2022

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E-Scooters: The Current Framework – Part 1 – Guildhall Chambers

‘The Queen’s speech 2022 has confirmed what has been widely anticipated by the media and the legal sector – e-scooters will now become a permanent feature on public roads and new legislation is expected under the Transport Bill.’

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Guildhall Chambers, 12th May 2022

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Public Road or Private Land? The Application of RTA Insurance following the Motor Vehicles (Compulsory Insurance) Act 2022 – Farrar’s Building

Posted May 18th, 2022 in accidents, bills, chambers articles, insurance, news, road traffic by sally

‘Having received Royal Assent on 28 April 2022, the Motor Vehicles (Compulsory Insurance) Bill is now an Act of Parliament: the Motor Vehicles (Compulsory Insurance) Act 2022 (“the Act”). The Act makes clear the distinction between UK law and European Motor Insurance Directives. Further, the Act defines the categories of vehicle requiring compulsory insurance and the circumstances in which compulsory insurance is required.’

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Farrar's Building, 16th May 2022

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Acoustic shock claim back on after ‘fundamental error’ – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The Court of Appeal has revived an acoustic shock claim after a finding that the defendant’s evidence was incorrect and the judge was considering the wrong issue.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 5th May 2022

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County council defends High Court claim brought after driver killed by falling tree – Local Government Lawyer

‘Hampshire County Council was not in breach of its duty, nor was it negligent when a tree fell onto a road killing a father of three, the High Court has ruled.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 29th April 2022

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Priory hospital neglect contributed to death of patient, jury finds – The Guardian

‘The death of a 23-year-old man who ran away from a Priory mental health hospital and was killed by a train was “contributed to by neglect” on the part of the institution, an inquest has concluded.’

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The Guardian, 21st April 2022

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Judge could hand down judgment despite settlement – Legal Futures

‘A deputy master could hand down her judgment on a case that had been heard but settled the day before she was due to circulate a draft judgment striking out the claims.’

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Legal Futures, 20th April 2022

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