Insights and opinions on the latest law, legislation and policies.


Restoring the litigation balance

The Supreme Court recognised that employers should be free to act as they think fit litigation and do not owe a duty of care to employees/officers.

Martin Forshaw
Martin Forshaw Partner


Emergency services owe duty of care to individual following 999 call

Emergency services owed a duty of care to an individual who later committed suicide after they were deemed to have assumed responsibility for her…

Richard Jolly
Richard Jolly Partner


A matter of restraint

This case is a useful reminder to those defending claims against the police that as long as officers have acted in obedience with a warrant they will…


When One Door Closes

Diane Heeds v The Chief Constable of the Cleveland Police & Tascor Services Limited [2018] EHWC 810 QB

Peter Forshaw
Peter Forshaw Partner


The burden of proof in Article 5 claims

The burden of proof lies with the police to prove a detention is lawful where a breach of the right to liberty under Article 5 of the European…

John Riddell
John Riddell Partner


No liability for arrest after passing incorrect information

There was no liability for the claimant’s subsequent police arrest of a person passing to the police in good faith incorrect information putting in…


Public sector case law update

With numerous important judgements passed recently, we have summarised recent cases with links provided to the full judgments and our legal updates…

Peter Wake
Peter Wake Partner


Firefighter Rudy and the working time mystery

Do you have workers who are on-call and may need to come into work when called, even when they are off-site? It can be difficult to know when they…

Phil Allen
Phil Allen Partner

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