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The cost of fire safety works in high rise blocks

02 Sep 2020

A Parliamentary Briefing Paper was recently published on 16 June 2020 entitled Leasehold high rise blocks: who pays for fire safety work? The full article can be found here - we have picked out some of the main points below. As at 31 May 2020, 455 residential blocks and public buildings over 18…

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Claimant fundamentally dishonest - Pennington v Wigan Council

02 Sep 2020

The facts The Claimant alleged that on 25th September 2015 at around 7.30pm he was out walking his dog with his brother. As they were walking along a footpath/alleyway in Pemberton, the Claimant claimed that his foot hit a raised section of paving which caused him to fall and sustain a fractured…

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Forbes at Trial - CCTV helps successful defence

02 Sep 2020

Forbes at Trial CCTV helps successful defence Forbes recently successfully acted for a retail organisation in defending a personal injury claim in which CCTV of the event played a vital role. Often CCTV is inconclusive as, for example, it does not capture the right angle or is too far away to…

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Roundup of HSE fines in August 2020

02 Sep 2020

Roundup of HSE fines in August 2020 Simple working practices could have easily avoided these 4 accidents that resulted in fines, adverse publicity and potential personal injury claims for the companies involved. 1 - Brebner and Williamson Limited has been fined following an incident where…

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ERRA and the role of the six pack regulations

02 Sep 2020

To what extent should a breach of Health and Safety Regulations affect a finding of negligence since S69 of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013? A recent Scottish case looked at the relevance of the so called "six pack" of health and safety regulations in ascertaining whether…

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NIHL claim was out of time

02 Sep 2020

The Claimant claimed damages following the development of hearing loss and tinnitus caused by alleged exposure to excessive levels of noise during his employment as a welder with the Defendant between 2002 and 2012. It was alleged that the Claimant could not wear ear defenders when wearing his…

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The HSE Have Published The Annual Fatality Statistics For 2019/2020

30 Jul 2020

On the 1st July 2020, the HSE released the annual figures for 2019/20 for workplace fatal injuries reportable under RIDDOR and falling within their jurisdiction as enforcement authority. The figures as yet are provisional and will be finalised in July 2021. What are the Key trends shown by the…

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It's a knockout

30 Jul 2020

What duty is owed to a person voluntarily involved in a fun recreational activity, by the organisers of that activity? This was the main question in a case where Forbes recently successfully acted for the operators of a fun activity centre, where participants carried out activities on various large…

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