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Burges Salmon appoints six new partners

Burges Salmon has appointed six new partners in key teams across the firm including Private Client, Healthcare, Real Estate, Dispute Resolution and Employment
27 March 2020

COVID-19: How will further business closures affect the food, retail and leisure sectors?

Following the government’s announcement on 23 March of new measures to close more businesses, we look at the key changes and practical issues to be aware of
25 March 2020

COVID-19: Relaxed drivers' hours rules don’t replace fatigue risk assessments

Relaxed drivers' hours rules will help provide essential food, medicine, and other supplies, but adequate driver fatigue risk assessments remain essential
23 March 2020

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

Acoustic Shock: Royal Opera House loses appeal against landmark decision

The Royal Opera House has lost its appeal against an unprecedented High Court decision in which a violist won compensation for irreversible acoustic shock suffered during rehearsals
03 May 2019

Legionella: do your staff understand the risks?

A recent health and safety case highlights the risks of Legionella and the importance of adequately training staff.
14 August 2018

Inquests: a new standard of proof for suicides

A court has determined that the standard of proof for reaching a suicide conclusion in inquest is on the balance of probabilities and not the criminal standard.
06 August 2018

Inquest proceedings: a guide for organisations

An overview of inquest proceedings for organisations. We explain when an inquest is held and why an organisation might be involved.
05 July 2018

Acoustic shock: Landmark decision against the Royal Opera House

In ‘Goldscheider v Royal Opera House Covent Garden Foundation’, a violist has won compensation for irreversible ‘acoustic shock’ suffered during rehearsal.

18 May 2018

HSE prohibition notices: the Supreme Court widens the scope of appeal

Following an appeal against a prohibition notice, the Supreme Court has ruled that a Tribunal should consider all available evidence - even information coming to light after the issue of the notice.
22 February 2018

Health and safety fines rising in wake of HSE Definitive Guideline

The HSE's 'Definitive Guideline' for sentencing health and safety-related offences has led to an increase in health and safety fines in the construction industry. Will it lead to change in attitudes?
25 January 2017
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