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ANALYSIS: The Supreme Court has issued an important judgment on the interaction between the 1974 Athens Convention on carriage of passengers by sea and time bar provisions in Scottish domestic law. 05 Nov 2018
ANALYSIS: The number of reportable occupational conditions could increase if the recommendations of a review by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) are taken into account. 19 Oct 2018
The criminal law imposes duties on both employers and suppliers to ensure that products provided for use at work are safe and free from risk. Failure to discharge these duties exposes businesses to the prospect of investigation by the regulators.
Almost two years ago a new guideline for the sentencing of health and safety offences, corporate manslaughter and food safety and hygiene offences (the Definitive Guideline) was published which came into force on 1 February 2016, for offences sentenced...
This guide is based on UK law as at 1st February 2010, unless otherwise stated.
ANALYSIS: Those responsible for the most serious workplace fatalities can expect custodial sentences of up to 18 years, according to new guidelines issued by the Sentencing Council. 23 Aug 2018
ANALYSIS: The UK's highest court has redefined the scope of an actionable personal injury, by finding that employees can in principle recover damages for sensitisation to an allergy. 29 Jun 2018