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The judgment of the Lord Chief Justice gives a clear indication that appeals against fines will be difficult to win.
The recent unseasonal weather has put into question organisations’ accident and incident investigation procedures and their ability to proactively assess incidents.
R v Bodycote HIP UK contains an important warning to UK organisations in relation to the impact of health and safety prosecutions against their branches abroad.
The FFI regime has imposed a duty on the HSE to recover costs for carrying out its regulatory functions against those found to be in material breach of the health and safety laws.
The importance of risk assessments — first publicity order in corporate manslaughter case and general case update
These cases highlight one point over and over again: risk assessments. They are either not in place at all or are undertaken but not followed.
The new edition of the Temple Report was published in January 2014 and contains helpful and interesting analysis of the functions and effectiveness of the HSE.
This briefing focuses on three of the legal weapons that you may find in your armoury to protect you against attacks from others in the online environment.
Section 1 of the new act provides that ‘a statement is not defamatory unless its publication has caused or is likely to cause serious harm to the reputation of the claimant’.
Withers sets out some of the main issues raised by the proposed reforms.
The Law Commission has published its much awaited report on matrimonial property, needs and agreements.
The Law Commission for England and Wales has published its report on matrimonial property, needs and agreements.
The Migration Advisory Committee has released its much-leaked report on the Tier 1 (investor) visa route.
In his state-of-the-nation address in December 2013, the Russian president stressed the need for urgent measures to ‘de-offshorise’ the economy.
The DPA regime is a half-way house between a prosecution and non-prosecution outcome to a criminal investigation, but without any of the reputational stigma of a successful prosecution.
As a result of budgetary constraints, the Family Courts are under more pressure than ever before.
Huge procedural changes will be made with the creation of a single Family Court and reform of court procedures.
This is a follow-up to the article on the joinder of beneficiaries to English divorce proceedings in Withers’ Family Law News of September 2013.
Disputes about which country should deal with a divorce and financial claims are high-stake, with international couples navigating through complex international, EU and domestic laws.
Eighteen months after inception, family arbitration is now firmly up and running in England and Wales.
The Sentencing Council recently issued useful guidelines regarding sentencing in relation to fraud, bribery and money-laundering corporate offences.