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12 November 2021 Environmental Protection Act 1990 claims - the next big thing for claimant solicitors?

Over the last few years, our local authority and housing association clients have reported a significant increase in the number of claims received, usually from one of a specific group of claimant solicitors acting on behalf of tenants alleging a breach of their landlord’s repairing obligations.

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12 February 2020 Should heading the ball be banned in football?

A report by experts from the University of Glasgow looking at deaths caused by neurodegenerative disease in former professional footballers in Scotland.

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22 November 2019 Does Ossett United FC’s decision open the floodgates for claims by injured sports players?

Ossett United FC is a football club based in Yorkshire, playing in the Northern Premier League. On 12 November 2019, they lost a claim for damages brought by Rees Welsh, a semi-professional player from an opposing team.

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24 November 2017 FA confirms start date for study into football related brain damage


Following mounting pressure, the Football Association has confirmed a study into suspected links between heading a football and brain damage will begin in January.

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1 September 2017 Test to provide pitch side diagnosis of concussion?

In an interesting development, the University of Birmingham has developed a new test to diagnose concussion and brain injuries.

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12 July 2017 Animals Act 1971 simply because an accident occurred does not mean it was likely

The case of David Lynch v Ed Walker Racing Ltd involved a stable hand employed by the defendant, who was riding a horse when it was spooked.

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27 June 2017 Dangerous premises may not be defective premises

The case of Dodd v Raeburn Estates Ltd has reaffirmed the important distinction between potentially dangerous premises and disrepair for the purposes of the Defective Premises Act 1972 (DPA), with the Court of Appeal finding that the freeholder of a building was not liable for the death of the Claimant’s husband who fell down a dangerous staircase in the building, concluding that there is no obligation to remedy inherent defects or to take steps to put premises into a safer condition.

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16 June 2016 Should a teacher be as careful as a parent?

In Murray the claimant was involved in a hockey match accident where the 15 year old claimant's failure to wear a mouth guard resulted in damage to her teeth.

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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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7 September 2015 Sustaining an injury is just not cricket

The recent case of Bartlett v English Cricket Board Association of Cricket Officials might restore faith in the court’s consideration of liability…

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