Case Analysis relating to Fraudulent Claims

September 1, 2016

The case law below demonstrates the varying nature of such claims, and the considerations which the court must take into account when faced with a potentially fraudulent claim. The recent 2016 case of Hayward .v. Zurich Insurance Co PLC [2016] UKSC 48 questioned whether an insurer can use the law of misrepresentation to unpick a … Continue reading Case Analysis relating to Fraudulent Claims

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What the future holds for personal injury claims following Brexit

In the aftermath of the UK’s unexpected vote to leave the EU questions as to the next steps for the country are rife. Whilst much discussion around the effect on the legal industry is speculative at this early stage given the large stream of domestic law running from EU legislation it is safe to assume … Continue reading What the future holds for personal injury claims following Brexit

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Health and Safety in the Workplace

June 25, 2014

All employers should be aware of the continuing need to ensure that health and safety in the workplace is paramount. The key areas include but are not limited to the following: 1. Training: All staff should be trained and training records maintained and signed off. Also, where appropriate, refresher training should be carried out and training records … Continue reading Health and Safety in the Workplace

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HSE gets new powers to recover costs

October 3, 2012

Organisations which are found by the Health and Safety Executive to be in breach of health and safety laws will be charged £124-an-hour for the time taken to rectify the problem as of 1 October 2012. At the moment this legislation applies in England and Wales but it is anticipated that equivalent provisions will be introduced in Northern … Continue reading HSE gets new powers to recover costs

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Corporate Manslaughter: Half a million reasons to take action

June 3, 2012

The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act came into force on 6 April 2008 and created a new offence called corporate manslaughter in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and corporate homicide in Scotland. Whilst to date there have only been three convictions the recent high profile conviction of Lion Steel where they received a fine of just under … Continue reading Corporate Manslaughter: Half a million reasons to take action

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