'Monument to Grayling' clears its final hurdle in the House of Lords as it passes third reading
The Lord Chancellor's controversial Social Action, Responsibility and Heroism (SARAH) Bill passed its third reading in the House of Lords despite further criticism from opposition and cross-bench peers.
The government has claimed that the Bill will tackle 'compensation culture' and provide volunteers with greater protection from claims of negligence when acting in 'the common good'. It also aims to protect responsible small-business owners against claims from employees.
The proposed legislation, which has proved highly contentious in legal circles, will force judges to consider the context of negligent acts and whether a defendant had shown a generally responsible attitude to health and safety in the p...