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Concerns over health and safety cost recovery scheme as number of inspections rises

Businesses subject to costs recovery by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) should be careful not to leave themselves open to payment being used as evidence of wrongdoing in the event of future disputes, an expert has said. 18 Aug 2014

Non-compliance with new maritime labour laws could result in North Sea supply ships being detained, says expert

Supply vessels and support ships operating in the North Sea could be detained in port if they do not comply with new rules governing working conditions at sea, an expert has said. 07 Aug 2014

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Manufacturers could be liable for collisions stemming from malfunctions with driverless cars

Manufacturers of driverless vehicles could be held liable for collisions and injuries stemming from a fault with their technology, under plans being considered by the UK government. 05 Aug 2014

Scottish businessman's claim for compensation for damage caused by explosion was out of time, says Supreme Court

The owner of a Glasgow shop that was damaged during the fatal explosion at the ICL Plastics factory in 2004 has lost his claim for compensation in the Supreme Court, which found that he had begun his legal action after the five year period he had in which... 04 Aug 2014

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