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A to Z of construction disputes: Avoidance and resolution – Part 2: N to Z

This two-part article explains some of the key concepts that anyone involved in the construction industry needs to know in order to avoid or resolve construction disputes
28 May 2019

A to Z of construction disputes: Avoidance and resolution – Part 1: A to M

This two-part article explains some of the key concepts that anyone involved in the construction industry needs to know in order to avoid or resolve construction disputes
14 May 2019

A healthy New Year?

Dispute Resolution Festive Forecast: today, we look at the increasing issue of work-related ill health and the changing fines landscape.
21 December 2016

Personal liability for director's failure to obtain adequate employer's liability cover?

The Supreme Court has held that a director was not personally liable for an insolvent company’s failure to obtain and maintain employers’ liability insurance as required by statute.
29 July 2016

Business critical fines for health and safety breaches

The ‘Definitive Guidelines’ for Health and Safety, Corporate Manslaughter and Food Safety and Hygiene Offences has now come into effect.
05 February 2016

Reduction in the extent to which safety law applies to self-employed people

From 1 October 2015, the scope of self-employed persons subject to the duty set in section 3 of the HSWA will be amended by the Deregulation Act 2015.
15 September 2015

Court of Appeal: HSE right to issue Prohibition Notice without recipient proof to contrary

A health and safety inspector has won her appeal against a decision of the Administrative Court  which quashed a prohibition notice she had served on Rotary Yorkshire Limited in December 2012.
19 June 2015

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Sentencing for breaches of Health and Safety by very large organisations

Sentencing guidelines for safety and environmental breaches are changing and are likely to increase for large organisations. Case law is now indicating the practical effect of these changes.
16 June 2015

Accident “very likely” caused by fatigue still basis for safety prosecution

The Court of Appeal recently dismissed appeals brought by Balfour Beatty and Enterprise following the death of a member of the public driving through a temporary traffic management system on the A50.
26 February 2015

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Are sentences for Corporate Manslaughter and Health and Safety offences set to increase?

The Sentencing Council’s consultation on ‘Health and safety offences, corporate manslaughter and food safety and hygiene offences guidelines’ address the lack of guidance available to the Court.
02 December 2014

Appealing a prohibition notice: the importance of getting the statutory provision correct

When a health and safety prohibition notice is issued against more than one person, can a party who exercises no direct control over the activities appeal it? 
13 November 2014

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HSE wrong to issue a Prohibition Notice

We look at a recent case and explore how the HSE was wrong to issue a Prohibition Notice without first giving the recipient an opportunity to prove that safety was not at risk.
06 August 2014
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