Beyond status: the long road towards effective health and safety rights for on-demand workers – by Aude Cefaliello – UK Labour Law

Posted June 17th, 2021 in brexit, casual workers, EC law, employment, health & safety, news by sally

‘Over the past months, there has been an alignment of stars between two major court rulings that have the potential to reshape the working lives of on-demand workers and the business model of platforms.’

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UK Labour Law, 16th June 2021

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Fully cladding your Particulars of Claim is key – Mills & Reeve

‘Beware the pitfalls of bringing a claim at the last possible opportunity, and the prohibition against pleading new causes of action in the Reply to Defence … Martlett Homes Limited v. Mulalley & Co. Limited [2021] EWHC 296 (TCC).’

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Mills & Reeve, 8th June 2021

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Napier Barracks: Housing migrants at barracks unlawful, court rules – BBC News

‘The Home Office’s decision to house cross-channel migrants in a “squalid” barracks in Folkestone was unlawful, the High Court has ruled.’

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BBC News, 3rd June 2021

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Number of Covid PI claims remains low “but potential for many more” – Litigation Futures

‘The number of personal injury claims relating to Covid-19 continues to be very low, despite the significant rise in infections over the winter, new figures have shown.’

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Litigation Futures, 3rd June 2021

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Banning Order? Simples – Nearly Legal

“LB Camden v 1) Simple Properties Management Ltd 2) Mr MIguel Cabeo Cespedes. A banning order! One of – if we are being honest – far too few to date (even taking into account the time lag for relevant offences, prosecutions and applications). But one that can be heartily celebrated as thoroughly deserved, featuring as it does Simple Properties Management Ltd and its sole director, Miguel Cabeo Cespedes. We have come across SPM a few times in the past, as will become apparent, and sometimes it is a pleasure to see such acquaintances get their just deserts.”

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Nearly Legal, 26th May 2021

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CPS statement on Hillsborough ruling – Crown Prosecution Service

‘The Nightingale Court at The Lowry Theatre, Manchester, has found there is no case for Peter Metcalf, former Chief Superintendent Donald Denton and former Detective Chief Inspector Alan Foster to answer on the charges of perverting the course of justice in relation to their actions following the Hillsborough disaster in 1989.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 26th May 2021

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Hillsborough: why has the trial collapsed and what happens next? – The Guardian

‘A judge has stopped the trial of two former South Yorkshire police officers and the force’s former solicitor, who had been charged with perverting the course of justice for amending police statements after the 1989 Hillsborough disaster.’

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The Guardian, 26th May 2021

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Concussion lawsuits could threaten sports’ viability, warns minister – The Guardian

Posted May 26th, 2021 in compensation, damages, health & safety, news, personal injuries, sport by sally

‘The rise in concussion lawsuits threatens the financial viability of some sports, the sports minister has said. Speaking to the digital, culture, media and sport select committee, Nigel Huddleston also suggested some sports would have to adapt their rules to make them safer to avoid more lawsuits in the future.’

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The Guardian, 25th May 2021

Source: www.theguardian.com

Much still to do, says litigation investor after breast implant case progress – Litigation Futures

‘A litigation investment company bringing High Court proceedings over PIP breast implants has welcomed a liability decision in France but said there is “still much more work to be done” on its claim in the UK.’

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Litigation Futures, 21st May 2021

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

Council secures “first of its kind” High Court injunction against residents to stop them living in unsafe house in multiple occupation – Local Government Lawyer

Posted May 19th, 2021 in health & safety, housing, injunctions, local government, news by sally

‘Thurrock Council has been granted an interim injunction by the High Court to prevent two residents living in an unsafe House in Multiple Occupation (HMO).’

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Local Government Lawyer, 18th May 2021

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Home Office ordered to move torture victim out of ‘prison-like’ hotel – The Guardian

‘A judge in the high court has ordered the Home Office to move a torture and trafficking victim out of a “prison-like” hotel surrounded by an 8ft wall.’

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The Guardian, 18th May 2021

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Hundreds of women forced to ‘wear face masks while giving birth’ – The Independent

‘Hundreds of women were forced to wear face masks while giving birth despite this violating formal rules, a new study has found.’

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The Independent, 14th May 2021

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Agoraphobic pregnant woman can be forced into hospital, UK judge rules – The Guardian

‘Judge rules medical staff can use minimum force on woman who has barely left home in four years.’

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The Guardian, 14th May 2021

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High Court judge explains £250k cost-capping order in PPE procurement proceedings – Local Government Lawyer

‘A High Court judge has given her reasons for making a costs capping order of £250,000 in respect of both the claimants, the Good Law Project and EveryDoctor, and the defendant, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, in the procurement challenge over the award of contracts for the supply of personal protective equipment (PPE).’

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Local Government Lawyer, 10th May 2021

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

How will the new UK residential property developer tax work? – Practical Law: Construction Blog

‘On 29 April 2021, the government published a consultation on what is to be called the Residential Property Developer Tax (or RPDT). This sets out proposals for the design of a new tax to be charged on the largest residential property developers.’

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Practical Law: Construction Blog , 5th May 2021

Source: constructionblog.practicallaw.com

Dangerous eBay listings can be removed by regulators – BBC News

‘Online seller eBay says it is handing regulators the power to take down dangerous listings without consulting the company.’

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BBC News, 10th May 2021

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Byron burger death: No damages payout for Owen Carey’s family – BBC News

‘The family of a teenager who died after unwittingly eating food he was allergic to at a Byron Burger restaurant say they do not feel properly compensated.’

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BBC News, 6th May 2021

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Face masks in schools: Schoolgirl loses court fight – BBC News

‘A girl has lost a High Court battle to prevent her school from “requiring or encouraging” pupils to wear a face mask.’

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BBC News, 5th May 2021

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Pret A Manger cleared of allergy offence after student’s collapse – BBC News

Posted May 5th, 2021 in allergies, food, health & safety, labelling, news by sally

‘Pret A Manger has been found not guilty of a food safety offence after a student suffered a severe allergic reaction.’

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BBC News, 4th May 2021

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New Acts – legislation.gov.uk

2021 c. 24 – Fire Safety Act 2021

2021 c. 21 – Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Act 2021

2021 c. 20 – Education (Guidance about Costs of School Uniforms) Act 2021

2021 c. 19 – Botulinum Toxin and Cosmetic Fillers (Children) Act 2021

2021 c. 18 – Prisons (Substance Testing) Act 2021

2021 c. 16 – Education and Training (Welfare of Children) Act 2021

2021 c. 15 – British Library Board (Power to Borrow) Act 2021

2021 c. 13 – Non-Domestic Rating (Public Lavatories) Act 2021

2021 c. 12 – Air Traffic Management and Unmanned Aircraft Act 2021

2021 c. 10 – Trade Act 2021

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk