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Litigation Costs and the Aarhus Convention
The cost associated with UK environmental litigation is a hot topic at the moment. A recent case has added to the debate.
UK
13 Dec 2010
2
Pollution Risk? A Likely Story!
A recent judgment looks at the meaning of "likely" in the context of environmental pollution.
UK
13 Dec 2010
3
Supreme Court Decides on Sewer Connection
In Barratt Homes Ltd v Dwr Cymru Cyfyngedig (Welsh Water), the connection of a large new housing development to the public sewer in circumstances where the public sewer lacked the necessary capacity was considered by the Supreme Court.
UK
13 Dec 2010
4
Can Voluntary Compensation Reduce Criminal Fines?
The Court of Appeal has recently looked at principles of sentencing for environmental crimes in circumstances where the defendant has already made significant pledges of compensation.
UK
13 Dec 2010
5
Continuation Of First Corporate Manslaughter Trial In England And Wales In Doubt
The first trial under the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 has been subject to delay, certain charges have been dropped and there are now doubts as to whether the trial will continue.
UK
9 Dec 2010
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Gulf Of Mexico Oil Spill:Likely Impact On UK Regulation And Contractual Arrangements
The Gulf of Mexico oil spill resulted in a temporary moratorium on deepwater drilling and implementation of new regulation in the USA. Consequential organic changes to UK regulations are unlikely but more importance on the interpretation of existing regulations through continued and improved technical guidance is evident combined with greater enforcement of existing regulations.
UK
20 Oct 2010
7
Mesothelioma: Employers’ Liability Trigger Litigation
The judgment of the Court of Appeal in the combined appeals more commonly known as the Employers’ Liability Trigger Litigation was handed down today (8 October) by the Court of Appeal.
UK
12 Oct 2010
8
Asbestos Update
(Re)insurers will welcome recent clarification in the long-running pleural plaques and Employers' Liability 'Trigger Litigation' cases.
UK
20 Apr 2010
9
Environmental Torts And Pure Economic Loss
An environmental civil action has been struck out recently. The claimants had suffered loss but were unable to demonstrate any form of tangible physical damage.
UK
14 Dec 2009
10
Costs In Environmental Cases - Some Encouragement For Claimants
On 2 March 2009, in "Morgan and another v Hinton Organics (Wessex) Ltd", the Court of Appeal considered arguments in connection with the 1998 Aarhus Convention.
UK
10 Dec 2009
11
Environmental Toxic Tort Actions Lurk In The UK
Whilst they still have some distance to go, claimants in an Erin Brockovich-style multi party toxic tort action based on remediation activities in Corby have overcome an important hurdle in their fight for compensation.
UK
10 Dec 2009
12
Social Service Claims - A Handy Guide
You probably have all manner of discount and loyalty cards in your wallet or purse. Here is another sheet to put with them
UK
15 Sep 2009
13
The British ´Erin Brockovich´
A "toxic tort" action is a special type of personal injury claim in which the claimant alleges that exposure to a toxic substance has led to some form of harm or disease.
UK
10 Sep 2009
14
Swine Flu – Pandemonium Again!
With the spread of swine flu hogging the headlines, airlines may worry that they are in the firing line for claims arising out of this potential pandemic.
UK
6 May 2009
15
Company And Director Charged In First Corporate Killing Case
On 23 April 2009, in what is believed to be the first prosecution under the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 ("the Act"), the Crown Prosecution Service has authorised a charge of corporate manslaughter against Cotswold Geotechnical Holdings Ltd in relation to the death of Alexander Wright on 5 September 2008.
UK
29 Apr 2009
16
Private Nuisance And Planning Permission
The Court of Appeal has awarded damages and an injunction to local residents affected by noise from a nearby racing circuit.
UK
18 Feb 2009
17
Oil Spills At Sea: What A Waste!
Liability for oil pollution damage is already extensively covered by international conventions.
UK
18 Feb 2009
18
Smoking Ban - A Health Warning To Employers?
Since 1 July smoking has been prohibited in the workplace. Under the Health Act 2006, employers will now be criminally liable and exposed to fines if they fail to enforce the ban. But will the ban also lead to a rise in employment claims against employers?
UK
15 Nov 2007
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Asbestos
The legal battle that has raged in recent months in relation to the actionability of pleural plaques is almost at an end. The House of Lords heard the appeals in "Rothwell v Chemical & Insulating Co Ltd" and a number of other cases in June 2007.
UK
1 Nov 2007
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Environmental Consultants: The Liability Risk
Increasing levels of environmental regulation have led to an exponential increase in the number of specialist environmental consultancies.
UK
17 Oct 2007
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