Health & Safety

Fighting the good fight

Gordon Dalyell’s 20-year commitment to injured people saw him become president of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers this year. He explains what brought him to this point and why it matters

MPs launch inquiry into silicosis

A cross-party parliamentary inquiry into silicosis and its impact on construction workers has been begun.

High time for reform of bereavement damages

An uncertain political landscape should be no excuse to relent on the campaign for a modern law aimed at compensating those families members left behind, argues Ross Whalley

Getting to grips with the economics of health and safety

The courts are continuing to issue heavy fines to ensure penalties have a real financial impact on offenders, writes Alison McAteer

Fee for intervention scheme still needs improvement

The HSE consultation on resolving cost recovery disputes does little to satisfy lawyers’ complaints about lack of impartiality, write Richard Crockford and Rebecca Connell

What effect will Brexit have on health and safety?

Annabel Chadwick explains how several factors may impact the future of UK health and safety laws

The case for compulsory public liability insurance

It is time to protect customers of public-facing businesses which both serve and profit from the public at large, argues Ross Whalley