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Duty to provide adequate supervision: injury at school

  • Kennedys Law LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • September 14 2012

A local authority was not liable for injury sustained by a pupil when he was hit by a golf club during a lesson; adequate supervision provided; the teacher could not have been expected to see every action of a group of pupils at all times

Hussain v Chief Constable of West Mercia

  • Kennedys Law LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 28 2008

Mr Hussain was a taxi driver who claimed that in the course of his work he had been involved in numerous incidents causing him to call on the assistance of the police on more than 50 occasions

House of Lords departs from previous decision in Stubbings v Webb

  • Kennedys Law LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 8 2008

The House of Lords has overturned its own previous decision in the case of Stubbings v Webb 1993 AC 498 in which the House had unanimously decided that s11 of the Limitation Act 1980 did not apply to acts of deliberate assault (including acts of indecent assault), and allowed the appeals in the cases of A v Hoare, X and Another v Wandsworth London Borough Council, C v Middlesborough Council, H v Suffolk County Council, Young v Catholic Care (Diocese of Leeds) and Another

Occupier’s liability for slip on wet floor

  • Kennedys Law LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • August 12 2011

Court of Appeal upholds first instance decision that school was not liable for slip; the Defendant had a reasonable system in place

Up a gum tree

  • Kennedys Law LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 1 2011

Liability for accidents caused by falling trees is not a new area of law

Valentine v Transport for London and London Borough of Hounslow

  • Kennedys Law LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • June 15 2010

On 4 April 2006 Mr Valentine was leaving an industrial estate adjacent to the A4 Great West Road in Brentford on his motorbike when he skidded and fell

Consultation: charging arrangements for residential social care

  • Kennedys Law LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 8 2010

The Department of Health has published a consultation paper seeking views on proposed changes to the charging regulations to include treatment of personal injury compensation

Palmer v Cornwall County Council

  • Kennedys Law LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • June 12 2009

On 12 July 2001 Scott Palmer, then aged 14 and a pupil in year 9 at a school in Cornwall, was hit in the eye by a rock thrown at a seagull, by another pupil

£82 million on pavement slips and trips

  • Kennedys Law LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • September 11 2009

English councils have paid out more than £82 million in the last five years in compensation for injuries sustained by people tripping over on pavements

Discretion of the Bar Standards Board

  • Kennedys Law LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • September 6 2012

Mr Islam, the appellant, unsuccessfully appealed against a decision of the Qualifications Committee of the Bar Standards Board (BSB) upholding the refusal of the Head of Education Standards of BSB to exercise its discretion to allow him to undertake the Bar Vocational Course (BVC