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The Department of Health has published summaries that highlight the changes to public health functions affecting local authorities as a result of the Health and Social Care Act which come into force…Read more
RTA : Local authority – Highways Act 1980 – non-statutory code of practice - contributory negligence
Of particular interest to local authorities in this Court of Appeal highways decision is the Court’s approach to the Code of Practice “Well Maintained Highways” and its reminder that its…Read more
Here we are in the second week of the post Jackson/LASPO world and things are starting to slowly change, but with no overnight big bang. We need to remember that most of the changes will not impact on…Read more
Our monthly round up of progress with the Jackson and associated civil justice reforms including updates this month on: J Day and beyond, procedural developments, portal extension and fixed…Read more
The Claimant had cohabited with her partner for six months before he died in an accident at work. She was not entitled to compensation under the Fatal Accidents Act 1976 because they had not lived…Read more
Following its August 2012 consultation which was concerned solely with how the discount rate should be set under the present law, the Ministry of Justice has this week published a second consultation…Read more