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How many plumbers does it take to fit a bathroom sink? Another "who dunnit"
  • DAC Beachcroft
  • United Kingdom
  • October 21 2016

Unless a party can satisfy the burden of proof on the balance of probabilities, their claim will fail, even if the claim appeared promising in the

High Court Upholds EU Ban on Animal Testing to Prove Safety of Cosmetics
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • October 7 2016

The High Court of Justice (England and Wales) has upheld an EU ban on the sale of cosmetics products tested on animals. The ban has been in place

Ignorance (of senior managers) is not always bliss
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • October 5 2016

In a judgment harking back to the principles in Donoghue v Stevenson, the Court of Appeal has upheld the High Court's decision that the manufacturer

Product Liability Litigation: Adequacy of particulars & continued use of defective product
  • Arthur Cox
  • Ireland, United Kingdom
  • October 3 2016

Manufacturers of products will be interested in two recent court decisions, one from the Irish High Court and one from the English Court of Appeal

England & Wales: Product liability: Howmet Limited v Economy Devices Limited & Others 2016
  • Holman Fenwick Willan LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 29 2016

Product liability insurers will welcome this decision, which demarcates manufacturers' liability in negligence and breach of statutory duty regarding

Inquest touching the death of Zane Gbangbola: Coroner delivers Findings
  • 1 Chancery Lane
  • United Kingdom
  • September 29 2016

The Senior Coroner for Surrey, Richard Travers, has delivered his Findings and Conclusions in the Inquest touching the death of Zane Gbangbola, who

What is your business doing to raise awareness of Gas Safety?
  • Ashfords LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 19 2016

The 19 - 25 September is the sixth Gas Safety Week to raise awareness of the dangers of poorly maintained gas appliances. If appliances are not

Who knows best? Manufacturer not liable for defective product
  • DAC Beachcroft
  • United Kingdom
  • September 15 2016

The Court of Appeal recently handed down judgment in Howmet Ltd v Economy Devices Ltd & Others (2016) in which it considered a manufacturer's

Liability for defective products: a cautionary tale
  • Burges Salmon LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • September 7 2016

Human beings tend to be problem solvers - we like to make things work, to provide solutions. Most of the time, this ingenuity is an entirely admirable

International Trade Compliance Update - September 2016
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • United Kingdom, USA, Australia, Canada, European Union
  • September 7 2016

On 19 August 2016, the Russian Federation notified the WTO that it intends to initiate negotiations pursuant to Paragraph 1143 of the Working Party