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Alton Towers owner fined £5,000,000 following 'the Smiler' crash

United Kingdom - December 8 2016 In September 2016 Merlin Attractions Operations Limited was fined £5,000,000 following an accident on the Smiler rollercoaster at Alton Towers which...

Howard Watson, Patrick Tumelty.


End-user of defective product prevented from bringing a claim when it has knowledge of the defects

United Kingdom - November 8 2016 The Court of Appeal has confirmed that where an end user has knowledge of the defects in a product, it is not able to bring a claim for any subsequent...

Anthony Dempster.


New sentencing guidelines for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences come into force today

United Kingdom - February 1 2016 The Sentencing Council has published guidelines to be used by Judges when sentencing corporate manslaughter, health and safety offences and food...

Howard Watson, Patrick Tumelty.


Criminal liability for defective products: a refresher

United Kingdom - December 3 2015 With the coming into force last month of the Consumer Rights Act 2015, there has understandably been a significant focus on the civil remedies...

Anthony Dempster, Howard Watson.


The UK Consumer Rights Act 2015 key changes that every consumer business should be aware of

United Kingdom - September 30 2015 The Consumer Rights Act 2015 represents a significant development in the regulation of consumer contracts under UK law. It consolidates and brings...

Anthony Dempster, Howard Watson, Susan Black.