Recent cases in Health & Safety

United Kingdom

Recent criminal health and safety cases show a marked increase in fines being awarded as well as the HSE being fearless in their prosecution not only of large companies but also of other enforcement agencies. The recent publicity from the ongoing Hatfield prosecution is likely only to intensify political and public pressure for this to be seen to continue.

There have also been a variety of interesting civil cases that indicate the importance courts give to the interpretation of the regulations in addition to what may be deemed to be a reasonable duty of care.

Click here for a summary overview of the main criminal and civil cases in health and safety over the last twelve months.

Additionally, this summary includes a review and summary of the two House of Lords cases concerning psychiatric injury, the Court of Appeal judgement on the treatment of insurance payments to claimants and principles of appointment and reasonable forseeability in asbestos cases.

For further information please contact Mark Tyler Tel: +44 (0)20 7367 2568 Email: [email protected] Jessica Burt Tel: +44 (0)20 7367 3589 Email: [email protected]