Practice Notes: Health & Safety

Courts must prepare for ‘barrage’ of guilty pleas

New sentencing guidelines could see businesses entering early pleas to avoid £20m fines, says health and safet

04 Nov 2015

Concussion: A matter of heart and head

Rugby is in the spotlight. Debate over the concussions that occurred during the Six Nations and at the end of the Premiership season is heightened n

20 Oct 2015

‘Auntie Christ’

Across the pond, a New York woman has failed in her attempts to sue her 12-year-old nephew over a birthday hug that left her with a broke

16 Oct 2015

Bereaved families treated like second-class citizens, says MP

'Ridiculous' law on psychiatric harm needs to be made fit fo

13 Oct 2015

New cross-party approach to catastrophic injury claims

A dozen insurers and 40 law firms sign up to improve old multi-trac

12 Oct 2015

Noise nuisance in the licensing area

Jeremy Phillips considers the concept of public safety in licensing reviews, the relevance of representations against a grant, and a proposal to hold ext

22 Sep 2015

Activity trackers in personal injury claims

In the era of Strava, Garmin, and the Apple Watch, I find myself increasingly asking my sportier clients who have suffered serious injuries if they used a

22 Sep 2015

Relaxing health and safety laws

Zahra Nanji recaps the SARAH legislation, recommendations to exempt some self-employed persons from health and safety laws, and new guidance for constructi

18 Sep 2015

Contribution proceedings not a claim for PI

In South West Strategic Health Authority [SWSHA] v Bay Island Voyages [BIV] [2015] EWCA Civ 708, the Court of Appeal reconfirmed that contribution bet

19 Aug 2015

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