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The absence of a Manual Handling Risk Assessment is not fatal to your defence

The Court of Appeal considered the employer’s liability for an employee’s injury after failure to risk assess a manual handling operation.

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13 December 2017 Highway victory for a risk based approach

Judge dismisses the claim of a jogger who tripped in a pothole, commending the dynamic risk-based approach taken by council’s highways inspector.

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28 June 2017 Mergers of NDPBs - an environmental context

As more Non-Departmental Public Bodies (NDPBs) are merged (or demerged) to boost efficiency and accountability, how does that process impact on the employees?

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9 March 2017 Health & safety breaches - what discount will I get for a guilty plea?

The Sentencing Council have released their Definitive Guideline on the Reduction in Sentence for a Guilty Plea, which sets out the approach to be taken by the courts.

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27 September 2016 Alton Towers - more than just a fine

A “needless and avoidable accident in which those injured were fortunate not to have been killed” said the judge before imposing a fine of £5million upon Merlin Attractions.

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9 September 2016 Care home fined £1.5 million as impact of new sentencing guidelines is felt

The impact of the new sentencing guidelines for Heath and safety offences is being felt across all sectors.

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19 August 2016 Have you made provisions to deal with historic health and safety breaches?

Balfour Beatty was fined £2.6 million in May 2016 following a fatal accident in April 2010. In its half year results statement the construction giant has announced that it has reassessed its potential liabilities.

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Right to wear turbans in the workplace extended

A change in the law which came into force on 1 October 2015 amends the rather unusual loophole

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26 May 2015 A sorry state of affairs for Thomas Cook as backlash continues

Thomas Cook is paying a heavy price in the media currently, all because it failed to respect the sensitive nature of the inquest procedure.

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22 April 2015 NHS Trust to face corporate manslaughter charge

The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 was enacted against a background of failed manslaughter prosecutions in particular of large private sector organisations.

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