The tragic Germanwings crash has provoked much debate on airline safety and the mental health of pilots. Thoughts must also turn to another practical matter: compensation.
Stewarts Law outlines the rules on airline liability and compensation for international aviation disasters, as set out in the 1999 Montreal Convention. The firm also notes that payouts will vary widely depending on the victim’s nationality, age and employment status, with some families expected to receive less than $100,000 (£67,500), while others will receive millions. Click here for more information.
On 26 March, the Serious Fraud Office was hit with a fine of £180,000 after a witness in a serious fraud, bribery and corruption investigation was mistakenly sent evidence relating to 64 other people.
With the election campaign now underway, Bates Wells Braithwaite has looked at the rules regulating campaigning and political activity by charities. Additional rules apply in the pre-election period and not all charities are aware of them. Bates Wells runs through some of the key points – in particular, the holding of election hustings events. Click here for more information.
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