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Public liability: school training expedition
  • Kennedys Law LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 1 2013

Court of Appeal confirms school was not liable following the death of a pupil during an adventure training exercise


Consultation: charging arrangements for residential social care
  • Kennedys Law LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • 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


House of Lords departs from previous decision in Stubbings v Webb
  • Kennedys Law LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • 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


Vicarious liability: connection with employment
  • Kennedys Law LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 4 2013

Court of Appeal confirms Defendant not vicariously liable for acts of police officer; claim under European Convention on Human Rights also dismissed


Duty to provide adequate supervision: injury at school
  • Kennedys Law LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • 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


Up a gum tree
  • Kennedys Law LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 1 2011

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


Discretion of the Bar Standards Board
  • Kennedys Law LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • 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


Defect in highway pavement or carriageway?
  • Kennedys Law LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 30 2008

The Claimant claimed damages for injuries sustained as a result of catching her foot and tripping in a depression in a residential road


Palmer v Cornwall County Council
  • Kennedys Law LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • 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
  • United Kingdom
  • 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