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Local Authority not liable for Bryn Alyn Abuse

26 Apr 2021

Decision: the relationship between the abusive employee and the placing authority was not akin to employment and the duty of care owed by the authority to the claimant was not non-delegable. In the case of SKX v Manchester City Council (2021) EWHC 782 (QB) handed down on 31st March 2021 Cavanagh…

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Practical consideration of whiplash reforms process

26 Apr 2021

We have previously reported on the long awaited MOJ reforms for whiplash claims arising from road traffic accidents. The Government initially announced the reforms back in 2015 and they are now, at long last, to come into force on 31 May 2021. The Pre-Action Protocol for Personal Injury Claims…

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Local Authority not liable for Bryn Alyn Abuse

01 Apr 2021

Decision: the relationship between the abusive employee and the placing authority was not akin to employment and the duty of care owed by the authority to the claimant was not non-delegable. In the case of SKX v Manchester City Council (2021) EWHC 782 (QB) handed down on 31st March 2021 Cavanagh…

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Theme park fined £1 million following fatal water ride incident

25 Mar 2021

Drayton Manor Park Ltd has been sentenced following the tragic death of a schoolgirl on its Splash Canyon water ride in 2017. This is another high profile prosecution of a theme park, following the Lightwater Valley one that we reported on in our January 2021 E News. ( Follow this link to read our…

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Forbes at Trial - Claimant v A Rollerblade rink provider

23 Mar 2021

What does a claimant undertaking a leisure activity have to prove to successfully claim against the organiser of the activity and owner of the premises when an accident occurs, leaving him injured? This was the question in a recent claim that Forbes successfully defended which was brought by a…

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