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Local Authority not liable for Bryn Alyn Abuse

01 Apr 2021

Decision: the relationship between the abusive employee and the placing authority was not akin to employment and the duty of care owed by the authority to the claimant was not non-delegable. In the case of SKX v Manchester City Council (2021) EWHC 782 (QB) handed down on 31st March 2021 Cavanagh…

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Theme park fined £1 million following fatal water ride incident

25 Mar 2021

Drayton Manor Park Ltd has been sentenced following the tragic death of a schoolgirl on its Splash Canyon water ride in 2017. This is another high profile prosecution of a theme park, following the Lightwater Valley one that we reported on in our January 2021 E News. ( Follow this link to read our…

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Forbes at Trial - Claimant v A Rollerblade rink provider

23 Mar 2021

What does a claimant undertaking a leisure activity have to prove to successfully claim against the organiser of the activity and owner of the premises when an accident occurs, leaving him injured? This was the question in a recent claim that Forbes successfully defended which was brought by a…

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At last, the whiplash reforms rules and start date are announced.

23 Mar 2021

The new rules setting out the process for claiming damages arising from road traffic accidents (RTAs), and the tariff for damages that applies specifically to whiplash claims from RTAs come into force on 31 May 2021. They have been a long time coming, having been announced by the Government as long…

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Waste and recycling company fined for safety failings

23 Mar 2021

A waste and recycling company has been fined after an employee sustained serious injuries to his arm when it became entangled in the automatic roof sheeting mechanism of a visiting articulated truck. In April 2019 a 22-year-old labourer had been working at Johnsons Scrap Metal Limited, assisting in…

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Duties of Care for Sport Governing Bodies

23 Mar 2021

The Government's Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee has commenced its inquiry into concussion in sport, with specific reference to the links between head trauma and dementia, and how the risks can be mitigated. The inquiry will not deal with individual cases or comment on existing legal…

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HSE updates its advice to Schools on re-opening to in-school lessons

05 Mar 2021

With the anticipated return of children being taught at school from Monday 8th March 2021 onwards, the HSE have reminded education establishments about the mitigating measures that they should put in place to control risk from COVID-19. The HSE have confirmed that they will continue to investigate…

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