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A Uniform Approach To Education
Does the right to an education under the Human Rights Act 1998 open up a new route to compensation?
5 Apr 2011
Throwing His Weight Around
A recent case examines where the responsibilities of both employer and employee fall when dealing with challenging pupils in a special school.
29 Oct 2010
Tort Law Reform in the People's Republic of China
The Tort Liability Law ("the Law") of the People's Republic of China (PRC) 2009 takes effect on 1 July 2010. Those doing business in China will need to understand the potential for increased liability and the associated need to expand insurance coverage.
8 Jul 2010
Government White Paper: ‘Reforming Financial Markets’
On 8 July 2009, HM Treasury’s White Paper entitled ‘Reforming financial markets’ (the ‘White Paper’) was published.
24 Jul 2009
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.
6 May 2009
New Deprivation Of Liberty Safeguards Introduced
Despite the views of the Cheshire Cat (and disregarding his somewhat old fashioned terminology), not every patient treated in a mental health unit falls within the scope of the Mental Health Act (MHA).
14 Oct 2008
Are You Ready For 3 November 2008?
In preparation for 3 November 2008, every NHS Trust needs to have the following measures in place.
14 Oct 2008
The New Age Discrimination Legislation: What Partnerships Need To Know
The new Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006 (the "Regulations") came into force on 1 October 2006 and prohibit discrimination, harassment and victimisation on the grounds of age.
1 Mar 2007
Law Commissions’ Proposals - Update
The English and Scottish Law Commissions’ plans to review insurance contract law were announced in January 2006. Recommendations will be published in 2007.
18 Jan 2007
Environment and Health & Safety Digest, Autumn 2006
At the time of going to press, the final text of the Act was not available. However, on the basis of the contents of earlier versions of the Companies Bill, the Act introduces a new statutory statement of directors' duties. As before, directors are required to act in the way that they consider would be the most likely to promote the success of the company.
8 Dec 2006
National Individual Asbestos Certification Scheme (NIACS)
As the first professional indemnity insurance scheme to provide cover to the emerging asbestos inspectors market is launched, providing cover for companies accredited under NIACS, we take a look at the scheme.
2 Nov 2006
Assessment Of Damages: Recent Decision Of The English High Court
Raphael Wiseman v Virgin Atlantic Airways (13 June 2006) - The English High Court has recently confirmed the principles relating to assessment of damages in a denied boarding claim.
10 Oct 2006
Barker v Corus: Not the End of the Road?
The recent House of Lords’ decision in Barker v Corus, and the subsequent controversy, culminating in a government pledge to legislate around the ruling, has ensured that asbestos is once again a major concern for the UK insurance/ reinsurance industry.
8 Aug 2006
Payment Protection Insurance - Attacked on All Sides?
The PPI sector is currently receiving unprecedented regulatory scrutiny. The possible consequences of this scrutiny are as yet unclear but it seems likely that both the terms on which this insurance is offered and the way in which it is sold will need to change significantly.
8 Aug 2006
Product Recall: A Costly Business
The recent recall of Cadbury chocolate bars after a salmonella scare illustrates the difficulties in dealing with a potential safety problem with a product. A product recall can be expensive and a manufacturer may well look to pass that cost on to third parties and their recall or liability insurers if they can. This article examines the general duty on a manufacturer to undertake a recall and discusses whether insurers might have to pick up the tab.
3 Aug 2006
The Draft Legal Services Bill
The proposed reform of legal services has already had a long history, culminating in the recent publication of the draft Legal Services Bill. In this article we give a brief overview of the Bill and assess the early reaction to it.
28 Jun 2006
Connected Lender Liability
In Office of Fair Trading ("OFT") v Lloyds TSB Bank plc, Tesco Personal Finance Limited Ltd and American Express Services Europe ("Respondents") (2006), the OFT appealed against a decision that credit card transactions entered into abroad did not attract connected lender liability under s75(1) of the Consumer Credit Act 1974 (the "Act").
31 May 2006
Buncefield – The Insurance Market’s Black Cloud?
On 11 December 2005, possibly the largest explosion ever to occur in Europe took place at the Buncefield Oil Depot near Hemel Hempstead. As might be expected, there was immediate speculation as to cause, with possibilities including arson, terrorism, fuel leak, storage tank failure and pipeline failure.
10 May 2006
Aerospace News: Safety Regulation Versus Consumer Rights?
Recent years have seen an increased concentration of passenger rights legislation in Europe. Has this been at the expense of safety?
6 Oct 2005
Air Carrier Liability: EPA Study Reveals Water Contamination In One Aircraft In Seven
A recent study shows that aircraft have unwanted stowaways in their water supply. We examine the legal implications.
3 May 2005
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