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Should employers get weighed down by new manual handling research?

A recent medical study casts doubt on long-established thinking on manual handling and employers' liability risks.

Peter Forshaw
Peter Forshaw Partner

Scottish Government confirms plans for financial redress scheme for survivors of child abuse in care

Scottish Government commits to a statutory scheme for financial redress for survivors of child abuse in care.

Thin red lines or clear blue water – the child protection labyrinth

Child protection is an issue both of paramount importance and complexity. Understandably, it is rarely out of the news.

Peter Wake
Peter Wake Partner

Bogus injury claim against council ‘shot to pieces’ by social media

A cyclist, who attempted to sue Cheshire East Council for up to £140,000 by lying about an accident has had his case thrown out by a judge – after…

Suzanne Milne
Suzanne Milne Partner

The impact of Brexit

Many companies within the construction industry have sought to future-proof themselves against Brexit.

Jacqui Bickerton
Jacqui Bickerton Associate

MS v Leicestershire County Council

The defendant highway authority had no liability to the claimant in negligence in respect of a warning sign that she alleged was obscured by foliage.

Andrew Clarke Partner

Spreading the net on vicarious liability

The Court of Appeal has confirmed that an employer can be vicariously liable for the wrongful acts by its employees done with the intention of harming…

Peter Forshaw
Peter Forshaw Partner

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