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CONTRIBUTORY NEGLIGENCE, APPORTIONMENT, CAUSATION, BREACH OF STATUTORY DUTY AND THE EMPLOYEE

In Blackmore -v- The Department for Communities and Local Government ( Exeter County Court 23rd October 2014 – reported on Lawtel) HH Judge Cotter Q.C. made important observations about issues of contributory negligence and apportionment in cases where the defendant is in breach of statutory duty to an employee. THE CASE This was a fatal […]

NEW HSE GUIDANCE ON MANAGING AND WORKING WITH ASBESTOS

The Health and Safety Executive have produced new guidance on Managing and Dealing with Asbestos. The HSE specifically cite the Lofstedt Report in their explanation of the changes. The HSE press release is at http://www.lawgazette.co.uk/analysis/comment-and-opinion/relief-from-sanctions-more-tough-action/law/court-of-appeal-cites-mitchell-to-refuse-relief/5039209.article The approved Code of Practice can be found at http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/l118.htm?ebul=hsegen&cr=4/23-dec-13