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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


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


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


Occupier’s liability for slip on wet floor
  • Kennedys Law LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • 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


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


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


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


Harvey v Plymouth City Council 29.7.10
  • Kennedys Law LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 15 2010

Occupier not liable for serious injuries following fall over a tripping hazard at night; there was no implied consent to the Claimant's activities at the time


Various Claimants v (1) the Catholic Child Welfare Society (2) the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools and others 20.10.10
  • Kennedys Law LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 12 2010

A large number of Claimants alleged that they had been physically andor sexually abused by staff at St William’s School in Market Weighton


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