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Earlier this year, the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (the DBIS) published new guidance for employers on whistleblowing and a related Code of Practice. This is often an overlooked area…Read more
This year we have seen two major incidents of roofs being torn from buses where the vehicle has collided with trees overhanging the carriageway. The first was in February this year on the Kingsway,…Read more
The higher profile of abuse claims has recently led to this issue being given special consideration by the Scottish Government. The result is a new consultation that seeks to introduce primary…Read more
Andrew Cousins reviews this interesting decision limiting the expansion of duties placed on hospitals. In Darnley v Croydon Health Services NHS Trust, the High Court held that the Trust did not have a…Read more
Recent figures published by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) show that local authorities continue to encounter difficulties with data protection, recording the second highest number of…Read more
Andrea Ward and Joanne Kingsland consider a recent first instance decision in which the court declined to impose a new duty of care on a support worker not to enter into a personal relationship with a…Read more
As can be seen in our recent case of Johnson v Hartlepool Borough Council, the issue of risk assessment is only one component of establishing liability in an employers’ liability claim. Just days…Read more