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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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Pregnancy and the workplace post-lockdown: Should staff return to school?

30 Sep 2020

As many schools have now commenced a period of wider re-opening, following the COVID-19 lockdown and summer break, questions still remain regarding more vulnerable members of staff and whether they should be attending school, where they may be required to mix with hundreds of people on a daily basis…

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Abuse of Process and Striking Out

28 Sep 2020

Litigation can be uncertain, expensive and time consuming. However, the Courts have a wide range of case management powers, the exercise of which may heavily depend on the actions taken by parties involved in the litigation. Care should be taken when embarking on Court action and it is important to…

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NHS COVID-19 app: guidance for schools

25 Sep 2020

The NHS COVID-19 app ('the app') has been released and the UK Government has produced corresponding guidance for leaders and staff in schools and further education colleges in England. The app aims to complement the NHS Test and Trace in England by automating some aspects of the process of…

Education

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