More recent health and safety prosecutions

James Atkins and Trevor Atkins have been convicted of gross negligence manslaughter after a woman was electrocuted. In 2017 Deana Simpson...

Recent health and safety prosecutions

Crosfield House Limited, a nursing home, has been fined following an incident in which a resident’s leg was repeatedly trapped in a bed...

Health and safety large fines

Recent high levels of fines in health and safety prosecutions The highest reported fine in 2019 for health and safety offences was...

Noise control at Royal Opera House

Control of workplace noise The Court of Appeal has recently given judgment in a case concerning hearing impairment suffered by an...

Health and safety horrors in care homes

Fatal falls Caring Homes Healthcare Group Ltd, the owner and manager of the Coppice Lea Nursing Home in Surrey, was fined £450,000 in...

QC Cream

QC Cream does not refer to an elite group of barristers but to British fortified wine. This drink was formerly known as British sherry,...

Covid-19 and frustration of contract

The effect of Covid-19 on a wide range of contracts, including employment contracts, consumer agreements and insurance, has yet to be...

Criminal damage: key issues

Criminal Damage Act 1971, section 1(1): A person who without lawful excuse destroys or damages any property belonging to another...

Crown Censure: latest examples

Crown Censure proceedings are brought by the Health and Safety Executive as an alternative to criminal prosecutions. These proceedings...

More Health and Safety cases

Health and safety cases (6) Section 20, Health and Safety at Work, etc., Act 1974 Section 20 sets out, in detail, the powers of Health...

More Health and Safety cases

Health and Safety at Work Act leading cases (5) Section 6: Injury during trials of dummy mine Case: McKay v Unwin Pyrotechnics Ltd (1991)...

Crown Censure and the rule of law

The “rule of law” has been defined to mean that no man is above the law. This principle is critically undermined by the concept of Crown...

Remote tribunal hearings

EMPLOYMENT TRIBUNALS Remote hearings Summary of most recent provisions Hearings may take place in a wholly or partly remote basis. Wholly...