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The low road, the high road or the highway to hell?

The inherent risks of a sporting event and competitor conduct remain crucial when establishing liability.

Bruce Ralston
Bruce Ralston Partner


Forum shopping in asbestos claims

Court of Session ruling prioritises place of manifestation above place of exposure when determining legal jurisdiction in a recent asbestos case.


Duty of care and parental supervision

At first instance SSR succeeded against Bosworth but failed in his claim against J’s parents. The Trust appealed the finding against it and SSR…

Peter Wake
Peter Wake Partner


Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Amendment Regulations 2018

These amendment Regulations are due to come into force on 6 April 2018 subject to Parliamentary approval


Focus on… Section 7 of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974

Employers may at times feel as though the duty for safeguarding an individual’s health and safety lies solely with them. This is not always the case…

Crispin Kenyon
Crispin Kenyon Partner


Trust fined £330,000 for falls deaths

Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust received fines in respect of five breaches of the Health and Safety at Work Act.

David Lewis
David Lewis Senior Partner


HSE Summary 2017: Occupational Disease Statistics

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) recently published their annual summary statistics which revealed the burden of occupational illness and disease…

Jim Byard
Jim Byard Partner


Drayton Manor incident - comments from Weightmans Health and Safety expert

An investigation is underway after a young girl died after falling from a ride at a Staffordshire theme park.

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