Category Archives: Employers liability

Disciplinary Proceedings and Psychiatric Harm

Case Name: Marsh v Ministry of Justice [2017] EWHC 1040 (QB) Legal point of interest: The common law duty of care towards employees to prevent exposure to any foreseeable risk of injury and/or psychiatric damage. 

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Foster Carers; A New Era?

The changes to fee structures for foster carers is causing upset. Under some schemes, fostering payments are being cut if the foster carers are not deemed to have done enough to support and develop the fostering service. Some local authorities … Read more

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Forbes Social Service and Abuse Claims Team shortlisted for Product of the Year at 2016 ALARM Risk Awards

We are delighted to announce that Forbes Social Service and Abuse claims team in-house Social Work Consultancy has been shortlisted for product of the year at the 2016 ALARM Risk Awards. The winners will be announced during the ALARM Risk Awards … Read more

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ABC v West Heath 2000 Ltd & Whillock – damages for psychological trauma from “Sexting”

A Claimant has been awarded £25,000 by the High Court for the psychological harm caused to her by being encouraged to send explicit, sexual text messages and images of herself to the Vice-Principal and Child Protection Officer at a Special … Read more

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Forbes Social Services Team Recognised as Legal Services Team of the Year

Forbes’ Social Service Claims Team walked away as winners of the Legal Services Team of the Year at the Claims Innovation Awards 2015. The annual awards celebrate how firms, teams and individuals from across the legal services, claims management and … Read more

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Time For A Change? Guideline Hourly Rates

The Master of the Rolls, Lord Dyson, this week rejected plans to reform the guideline hourly rates for civil litigation, instead freezing the current rates which have been in force since 2010. The guideline hourly rates are widely used and … Read more

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First ‘fundamental dishonesty’ decision leads to Claimant losing QOCS protection.

A claimant in a personal injury matter, who exaggerated the extent of his ongoing symptoms, has been denied the protection of qualified one-way costs shifting (QOCS) on the grounds that the claim was “fundamentally dishonest”. The lack of any working … Read more

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Forbes Retail Claims Seminar – Friday 4th July 2014, Leeds

http://www.forbessolicitors.co.uk/newsletters/Retail-Event.htm

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Upfront – Social Services newsletter now available

Click the link below to access our latest newletter on issues which effect Social Services claims including the recent Supreme Court case on deprivation of liberty, Woodland v Essex CC and breach of human rights. http://www.forbessolicitors.co.uk/enewsletters/social0514/

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ICO takes two further Councils to task over Data Breaches

The Information Commissioner has recently required undertakings from two local authorities for data breaches. Two points of note arise. Firstly, it appears that the punishment handed down to an authority who self- reports   a disclosure incident, rather than being found … Read more

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