Practice Notes: Health & Safety

Hurdles for PTSD claims against the MoD

Following publication of the Chilcot report, Ahmed Al-Nahhas considers the ministry's failure to follow guidelines during the Iraq war and the potentia

25 Jul 2016

A new ERRA of realism in workplace claims

Steven Conway examines the recent decision in Cruz v Chief Constable of Lancashire, which represents the end for strict liability and the start of a new ag

04 Jul 2016

Coroners’ inquests: Defining the inquisition

Despite not being a court of remedy, the inquest can be a valuable tool to provide a form of redress for bereaved families, writes Davi

13 Jun 2016

The shape of future health and safety fines

The £1m fine recently imposed on an SME is a clear signal that the objectives of sentencing for H&S offences must be fulfilled, whatever the size

13 Jun 2016

Determining an employer’s liability for injury

Vijay Ganapathy considers the implications of decisions in Cox and Greenway for future cases involving vicarious liability and actionabl

24 May 2016

Draconian law cheats Hillsborough families out of compensation

Urgent law review needed to reflect modern society, sa

20 May 2016

Irwin Mitchell calls for stricter inspections of faulty non-food items

Defects in children's toys and clothing most common recalls, finds rapid aler

27 Apr 2016

MoD should be prosecuted for training deaths

The ministry has hid behind Crown immunity for too long, say

25 Apr 2016

Will new guidelines improve health and safety compliance?

Zahra Nanji and Andrew Cooper consider the sentencing guidance, including the requirement to classify organisations according to turnover when assessing th

24 Mar 2016

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