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June 2020

Spotlight on health and safety as many restaurants, cafes and pubs reopen on 4th July

Business owners may still be concerned that they get their health and safety obligations absolutely right to protect employees and customers. Keith Morton KC comments in today’s issue of This is Money about the grey area that remains around how…

Spotlight on health and safety as many restaurants, cafes and pubs reopen on 4th July

£1.525 million settlement secured for an office worker who suffered a complete T12 fracture and spinal cord injury

Lionel Stride represented the Claimant (instructed by Michael Hardacre at Slater & Gordon) in a High Court paraplegia case that settled at a JSM for £1.525 million. The Claimant was injured whilst using a squat rack in a ‘Free Weights’…


Preparing to Reopen: reducing the risks of criminal and civil litigation due to COVID-19

Dominic Adamson KC and David White consider how retail operators can reduce the risk of criminal sanctions and protect their businesses from the risk of civil litigation in this month’s issue of Retail Risk.


Government of Afghanistan submits deferral request to the ICC

Rodney Dixon KC representing the Government of Afghanistan with Aidan Ellis and Anne Coulon have filed a request for the deferral of the ICC investigation of international crimes arising from the protracted conflict in Afghanistan, to the national Afghan judicial…


Safeguarding your services during the COVID-19 crisis

Lionel Stride (with assistance from his paralegal Philip Mathews) has considered some of the implications for care homes arising out of the pandemic to assist with preparedness. This ties in with the Podcast that he and other members of the…


Permission granted in rule of law challenge to Polish Eaws

On 8 June 2020, Lewis J in the case of Wojciech Chlabicz v Poland (CO/4976/2019) and Fordham J in Robert Wozniak v Poland (CO 4299/2019) granted permission to appeal on the basis of recent Constitutional changes in Poland which effect…


£350,000 settlement for a 60-year-old engineer who sustained a whiplash injury and a head injury that triggered epilepsy two years later

Marcus Grant represented the Claimant who was left with enduring symptoms. The Claimant was involved in a high speed rear end shunting accident. He developed a whiplash injury and on his case and moderate/severe TBI comprising microscopic diffuse axonal injury….


How to manage risk during a pandemic

With the end to lockdown in sight, operators must now form a viable plan for health and Safety.  Keith Morton KC explains the key points in the 5 June issue of The Caterer.


£750,000 settlement for a 57-year-old dry liner who sustained a brain injury in a work place accident

Marcus Grant represented the Claimant who was left with enduring symptoms. The Claimant sustained a traumatic brain injury and orthopaedic injuries that left him with an enduring cluster of physical, vestibular, cognitive, behavioural and psychological symptoms. His case was presented…


Helen Nugent outlines what operators need to know about the provision and use of PPE at a time of crisis

See Helen Nugent’s full article published online and in the print edition of Health Investor UK at the link below.





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