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    09/05/2024
    United Kingdom

    Terrorism (Protection of Premises) Bill

    In May 2017, the Manchester Arena was subject to a terrorist attack which killed 22 people and injured 1,017 others. Martyn Hett, who was 29 at the time, was amongst those killed. Since 2017, there have been a further 14 terror attacks in the UK. In response to this complex, evolving and enduring threat picture, the Government has developed the Terrorism (Protection of Premises) Bill, also known as ‘Martyn’s law’.The Premise of Martyn’s LawMartyn’s Law is expected to become legislation as part of the 2023-2024 parliamentary session, which runs until October 2024. If...
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    23/04/2024
    Deutschland

    Artificial Intelligence and Occupational Health and Safety – Opportunities and Risks

    This article looks at both the opportunities and risks presented by using artificial intelligence with regard to occupational health and safety.AI has become an integral part of the modern working world and is affecting many areas, from automation in manufacturing to data analysis in marketing. It increases efficiency, improves decision-making and makes it possible to solve problems in new ways. Integrating AI into occupational health and safety has the potential to make workplaces safer and prevent accidents. However, the integration of AI also poses challenges, including physical risks and psychosocial...
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    15/04/2024
    United Kingdom

    Fundamentally dishonest claimant’s claim dismissed: s.57 of the Criminal Justice & Courts Act 2015 in action

    In Kirsty Williams- Henry v Associated British Ports Holdings Ltd [2024] EWHC 806 (KB), a claimant who had sustained serious injuries following her fall from a pier in 2018 had her claim dismissed because the judge, applying s.57 of the Criminal Justice & Courts Act 2015, concluded that she had been fundamentally dishonest and that dismissing her claim would not cause “substantial injustice”.The claimant was found to have lied, seriously and repeatedly, in relation to her ongoing condition, and to have been wholly unrepentant when giving evidence. Her dishonesty was unravelled,...
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    08/04/2024
    United Kingdom

    Health and safety for production companies – what to be aware of

    Health and safety in the film, theatre and broadcasting industries is of paramount importance as the industry involves various high-risk activities such as stunts, special effects, working at height and the use of heavy equipment. Like other employers, film and production companies have legal obligations towards employees and others affected by their work.Recent statistics indicate that almost three quarters of UK film and TV crew surveyed feel that their safety or that of a colleague has been compromised at work, and more than two thirds had concerns regarding people being promoted to positions...
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    04/04/2024
    England and Wales

    Supreme Court ruling on the correct approach for assessing PSLA in “mixed injury” claims

    In a judgment welcomed by claimants, the Supreme Court has upheld the Court of Appeal’s decision in the case of Hassam & Anor v Rabot & Anor [2023] EWCA Civ 19 in respect of the correct approach to take when assessing damages in mixed injury cases.Mixed injury cases are those where a claimant suffers a whiplash injury which falls within the scope of the fixed tariff system contained within the Whiplash Injury Regulations 2021 (made under the Civil Liability Act 2018) but also suffers additional injury which does not fall within the tariff system and is subject to a common law assessment...
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    20/03/2024
    United Kingdom

    Court of Appeal clarifies legal test of reasonable foreseeability in mesothelioma claims

    The Court of Appeal has issued important guidance on the legal test to be applied in establishing liability in asbestos-related mesothelioma claims. In a number of cases the Judgment will make it harder for claimants to succeed in their claims. It will however be welcomed by defendants and insurers.In White v Secretary of State for Health and Social Care and Cuthbert v Taylor Woodrow [2024] EWCA Civ 244 the two deceased workers had been exposed to light or intermittent levels of asbestos. They had gone on to develop mesothelioma around 2019/21, from which both subsequently died. Their exposure...
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