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Bereavement Awards for Cohabitees

30 Sep 2020

In May 2020 we reported the increase in the bereavement award for fatalities from the 1 May 2020. At that time we highlighted that it did not yet apply to cohabitees, but that change was anticipated. That change will now be brought in with effect from the 6 October 2020, when the Fatal Accident Act…

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Regulatroy Update - October

30 Sep 2020

The HSE Construction Health Inspection Initiative - October 2020 The HSE has announced that it will be carrying out its latest construction health inspection initiative this October with health and safety inspectors targeting construction sites across Great Britain. The initiative will run…

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Claimant "nowhere near" proving causation

30 Sep 2020

Forbes have successfully defended a highways tripping claim on causation grounds. The claim arose as a result of an alleged accident on Christmas Eve 2015. The Claimant's case was that he had been out training with a friend in readiness for the start of his army career in January 2016. He…

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Shaukat v an Insurer

30 Sep 2020

The Claimant claimed that he was involved in a road traffic accident after 11 pm when he and his two passengers decided to go to McDonald's. On entering the McDonald's carpark, it was alleged that a van driven by an employee of the insured was driven into collision with the claimant's…

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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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