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20 February 2018 Stress claims arising from disciplinary issues

A recent case (Marsh v Ministry of Justice) has highlighted the problems faced by employers when dealing with disciplinary proceedings against employees.

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13 January 2017 Lies, damned lies and collateral: fraudulent devices after Versloot

In July 2016, the Supreme Court held by a 4:1 majority that an insurer was not entitled to avoid payment where lies told by an insured were collateral to an otherwise valid claim.

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10 November 2016 Drones - the hidden risk

Drones are taking off in a big way and with Christmas fast approaching, sales are likely to increase further as children (‘big kids’ included!) look to get their hands on the latest must-have gadget.

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28 September 2016 The challenge of insuring devolution

The move towards devolved powers and the rise of super combined authorities raises a number of issues and challenges for both local authorities and their insurers.

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26 June 2015 Contractual interpretation: the court will not step in to re-write a bad bargain

Insurance policy wording must be clear and unambiguous – the court will not re-write a contract to save a party from a bad bargain even if the consequences are ‘disastrous’ for one party.

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26 June 2015 Zurich Insurance plc UK v The International Energy Group Ltd 2015 UKSC

For a period of 27 years from 1961 to 1988 the claimant was employed by the Guernsey Gaslight Company Ltd during which time he was exposed to asbestos dust and later developed the fatal condition of mesothelioma.

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12 June 2015 Questioning psychiatric experts about occupational stress

This article aims to give some practical tips about asking written questions to psychiatric experts under CPR 35.6, in the particular context of an occupational stress claim.

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12 June 2015 Stress at work – matter of history

Over 10 years ago now the Court of Appeal gathered four cases to be heard together with the express intention of providing guidance as to the handling of stress at work cases claims.

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12 June 2015 The second time around…

Whether or not it is an abuse of process to bring a second claim was the question for Mrs Justice Laing in the case of Lloyd v Humphreys & Glasgow Ltd [2015] EWHC 525.

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12 June 2015 ERRA in law

Following the introduction of Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 (ERRA) the new landscape for personal claims post 1 October 2013 is that such claims are, save for limited exceptions, dependent upon whether the claimant can prove negligence by proving breach of duty and foreseeable risk of injury.

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