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Jump, Trip and Skip

04 Dec 2018

Seddon v Bolton Council Manchester CC The claimant alleged that she fell in a pothole and sustained serious personal injuries. She brought a claim for personal injury against the local authority. At trial, the claimant described that she was walking back from the local off licence. As…

Occupiers Liability: Courts are not looking for a Counsel of Perfection

04 Dec 2018

Guildford CC - Judgment of District Judge Bell The facts The claimant had attended a farm attraction for children. She had been playing with her 2-year-old son in the undercover soft play area when they left the area to go the toilets. As she walking along the corridor, she slipped. She…

Regulatory Update - November 2018

04 Dec 2018

Logistics Company Fined for Failure to Adapt Generic Risk Assessment Tuffnells Parcels Express Ltd has been fined after a lorry driver was fatally crushed against his vehicle by a trailer as he was attempting to couple it. The vehicle was loaded with parcels and parked on a 3° slope at a…

HSE releases Annual Injury and Ill Health Statistics

04 Dec 2018

Annual statistics released by the HSE have revealed that in 2017/18, 1.4 million workers suffered from work-related ill health and around 555,000 from non-fatal injuries. According to key figures in 2017/18 there were: · 144 fatal injuries at work · 1.4 million working…

PI Lawyer and Medico-Legal Expert Found in Contempt of Court

04 Dec 2018

Liverpool Victoria Insurance Co Ltd v (1) Kamar Abbas Khan (2) Shafiq Sultan (3) Asef Zafar (4) Mohammed Shazad Ahmed (2018)[2018] EWHC 2581 (QB) QBD (Garnham J) 05/10/2018 A claimant personal injury lawyer and a medical expert have been found to have committed multiple civil contempts. The…

Skate Park Claim Dismissed

01 Nov 2018

Allen v Cycle Route Ltd t/a Override Skate Park In 2015 the claimant attended a skate park owned by the defendant accompanied by a guardian. The 11-year-old claimant was scooting along the street section of the park, consisting of a drop down ramp to a flat bank which included a grind rail, when he…

Regulatory Update - October 2018

01 Nov 2018

Construction Company and Director Prosecuted for Dangerous Building Site A construction company was fined and its managing director ordered to carry out 150 community service after HSE Inspectors found dangerous conditions at its building site. According to the HSE, inspectors had visited the…

Employer Vicariously Liable for Assault by Employee at After Party Drinks

01 Nov 2018

Clive Bellman (A protected party by his litigation friend, Susan Thomas) v Northampton Recruitment Ltd (2018)[2018] EWCA Civ 2214 The Court of Appeal has held a company vicariously liable for an assault committed by its managing director on an employee after a Christmas party. In 2010 the…

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