Knowledge

H & S Law in Practice for 0 – 5 year PQE – What you need to know.

A pdf of the presentation given by Zoe Betts, Senior Associate, Pinsent Masons on 27th June for the HSLA webinar. Click the Pinsent Masons logo to download the H & S Law in Practice for 0 – 5 year PQE – What you need to know pdf.   The Speaker at the webinar was Zoe …

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Assessment of the Health and Safety Guideline, and overview of upcoming guidelines

Click the Sentencing Council logo to download the pdf of Assessment of Health and Safety Guideline. This is the presentation which Caroline Nauth-Misir and Ruth Pope of the Sentencing Council gave at a HSLA event, Sentencing Guideline Review on 19th June, 2019 held at DAC Beachcroft office. Linkedin Twitter

A guide to recent changes in the procedure and the law of inquests

A presentation by Tim Green regarding the Coroner’s Court. This was a short lecture given by Tim before the panel discussion of 3 events which HSLA hosted in Birmingham, Manchester and London regarding The Duty of Candour. 6 of the important cases heard in the Court of Appeal or AdministrativeCourt in the last year. Objective: …

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Duty of Candour, truth, accountability, and learning from the past, Hillsborough, Grenfell and beyond

A presentation prepared by Pete Weatherby QC for the series of 3 events which HSLA hosted in Birmingham, Manchester and London regarding The Duty of Candour. The problem In disaster and controversial death cases the victims generally want three things: Facts, accountability, prevention of recurrence. Those ‘intheframe’, usually public authorities and officials, and private entities …

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R v Faltec- Court of Appeal Guidance

New Court of Appeal guidance on (i) assessing the likelihood of harm, (ii) considering the resources of linked organisations, and (iii) brevity of skeleton arguments In R v Faltec [2019] EWCA (Crim) 520 the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) gave important further guidance on the application of the Health and Safety Offences, Corporate Manslaughter, Food …

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The challenges and future for enforcing Health & Safety – Local Authorities and HSE

Click the HSE logo to download the pdf of The challenges and future for enforcing Health & Safety – Local Authorities and HSE. Philip WhiteDirector of RegulationHealth and Safety Executive Linkedin Twitter

Corporate Manslaughter and the hand of Senior Management.

The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 sought to address the difficulty at Common Law in establishing corporate liability for manslaughter through individuals whose gross negligence had to be identified with the ‘controlling mind’ of a company. It was thought that the law needed to tackle corporate liability without concerning itself unduly with the …

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The Role of the Health and Safety Investigation Unit

The Role of the Health & Safety Investigation Unit, Scotland Alistair Duncan Head of HSIU outlines the roles, structure, current workload, reporting agencies, pre-reporting oversight, HSIU Engagement, prosecutions and case studies under investigation. Download pdf via this link.

The importance of obtaining expert evidence on the ‘likelihood of harm’

Latest court of appeal decision underlines the importance of obtaining expert evidence on the ‘likelihood of harm’ when responding to a health and safety prosecution By:  Dr Simon Joyston-Bechal, Turnstone Law, 7 March 2019 If your client is prosecuted for a health and safety breach, your main focus will be whether to defend the prosecution …

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Article Links January 2019

January 2019 Time for a health and safety Spring clean? HSE launch their 2019 inspection initiatives – farming and agriculture in the HSE’s spotlight. Link to article Jack Baumgardt j.baumgardt@ashfords.co.uk Ashfords LLP New sentencing guidelines for ‘medical manslaughter’; including the wider circumstances. Link to article  Gemma Brannigan gemma.brannigan@clydeco.com Clyde & Co HSE farm inspections underway. …

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