Health & Safety

A new ERRA of realism in workplace claims

Steven Conway examines the recent decision in Cruz v Chief Constable of Lancashire, which represents the end for strict liability and the start of a new ag

04 Jul 2016 | Health & Safety

Coroners’ inquests: Defining the inquisition

Despite not being a court of remedy, the inquest can be a valuable tool to provide a form of redress for bereaved families, writes Davi

The shape of future health and safety fines

The £1m fine recently imposed on an SME is a clear signal that the objectives of sentencing for H&S offences must be fulfilled, whatever the size

Determining an employer’s liability for injury

Vijay Ganapathy considers the implications of decisions in Cox and Greenway for future cases involving vicarious liability and actionabl

Draconian law cheats Hillsborough families out of compensation

Urgent law review needed to reflect modern society, sa

Irwin Mitchell calls for stricter inspections of faulty non-food items

Defects in children's toys and clothing most common recalls, finds rapid aler

MoD should be prosecuted for training deaths

The ministry has hid behind Crown immunity for too long, say

25 Apr 2016 | Health & Safety

Will new guidelines improve health and safety compliance?

Zahra Nanji and Andrew Cooper consider the sentencing guidance, including the requirement to classify organisations according to turnover when assessing th

24 Mar 2016 | Health & Safety

The future of food safety standards

Jatinder Paul warns that cuts to the Food Standard Agency's budget and lack of compulsory food hygiene ratings could leave consumers a

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