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New ruling on the service failure test in clinical cases

Healthcare Regulatory Partner Simon Turner examines Weightmans’ recent Court of Appeal case striking down the test applied by the Health Service…

Simon Turner
Simon Turner Partner

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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

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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

News

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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The Chief Coroner’s report to the Lord Chancellor (2015/2016)

Executive summary The outgoing Chief Coroner, Judge Peter Thornton QC, published his annual report to the Lord Chancellor on 15 July 2016.


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Root cause analysis investigation reports

A root cause analysis investigation is an investigation undertaken to establish the originating causes which have led to a death or an avoidable…

Dewi Ap-Thomas
Dewi Ap-Thomas Partner

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A lesson for unsuspecting Company Officers – recent SFO successes and what they mean for Company Officers

Criminal law and practice is evolving at a fast pace in the areas of economic crime, and area that includes fraud, bribery and corruption. As a result…

Euros Jones
Euros Jones Partner

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Coroners' forms and investigation process explained

What coroners' forms are available, how do they fit into to the whole process, what is their purpose, who receives them and why?

David Lewis
David Lewis Senior Partner

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