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Forbes at Trial - Lynn O'Hanlon v Bury Council

28 Jul 2021

Claimant fails to persuade judge of adverse weather conditions Forbes recently successfully defended a claim brought by a claimant under the Occupiers' Liability Act 1957. She said that she had slipped on the steps of a Council building that was hired out for a wedding and that the defendant…

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Forbes at Trial - Was a depression in block paving a danger?

28 Jul 2021

The judgment in this tripping claim showed the importance of accurate measurements when defending tripping on the highway claims. The claimant brought a claim as a result of allegedly stumbling and falling due to a depression in block paving on a pavement. Such minor defects are often seen on our…

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Tyne Wear Metro operator fined £1.5 million following death of employee

21 Jun 2021

Tyne Wear Metro operator, Nexus, has been fined £1.5 million after pleading guilty to an offence under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974., for failing to ensure the safety of staff. The fine follows the death of a Nexus employee at the company's South Gosforth depot in July 2014…

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