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"No entitlement to an absolute level of safety": the Supreme Court rules for the first time on the threshold for liability under the Consumer Protection Act 1987

United Kingdom - September 6 2022 The Supreme Court has handed down its judgment in the Scottish case of Hastings v Finsbury Orthopaedics Ltd and another [2022] UKSC 19. This is the…

David Bennett

Insurance & Reinsurance Disputes Annual Review 2021

European Union, United Kingdom - February 3 2022 As many of you will know, we have produced this publication for many years for our clients and contacts with an interest in the UK insurance and…

Greig Anderson, Samantha Brown, William Glassey, Barnaby Hinnigan, Sarah Irons, Hywel Jenkins, Paul Lewis, Geoffrey Maddock, Alison Matthews, Sarah McNally, Alexander Oddy, David Reston, Fiona Treanor, Christine Young

Sentencing very large organisations for health and safety and food safety offences

United Kingdom - May 20 2021 The Guideline requires a sentencing judge to follow a step-by-step approach which is summarised below. Determine the extent of the offending…

David Bennett

Insurance and Reinsurance Disputes Annual Review 2020

European Union, United Kingdom - February 11 2021 2020 also saw some significant changes proposed to two important procedural aspects of litigation the preparation of witness statements and…

Greig Anderson, Jenny Andrews, Priya Aswani, Hugh Bannister, David Bennett, Neil Blake, Aviv Boonin, Chris Bushell, Amy Cave, Bianca Chang, Simon Clarke, Stephen Conyers, Andrew Cooke, Julian Copeman, Clive Cunningham, Nikita Davé, Anthony Dempster, Harry Edwards, Julie Farley, Peter Frost, William Gibson, Joanna Giza, Anna Henderson, Damien Byrne Hill, Barnaby Hinnigan, Michael Hunt, Sarah Irons, Natasha Johnson, David Jones, Chris Parker KC, Paul Lewis, Kate Macmillan, Geoffrey Maddock, John Mathew, Alison Matthews, Holly McCann, Maura McIntosh, Sarah McNally, Richard Mendoza, Rutger Metsch, Yasmin Mitha, Robert Moore, Ceri Morgan, Grant Murtagh, Alexander Oddy, Olivia Odubanjo, Jonah Oliver, Jan O'Neill, Arpen Pansari, Nick Pantlin, Anish Patel, Antonia Pegden, Sarah Penfold, Anna Pertoldi, André Pretorius, Kevin Pullen, Emma Reid, David Reston, Isabel Rigby, Dan Saunders, Wendy Saunders, Tristan Smith, Mark Staley, Alan Watts, Rachelle Waxman, John Whiteoak

Supreme Court reduces burden of proof for verdicts of unlawful killing in inquests

United Kingdom - January 7 2021 Coroners have a statutory duty to investigate any death within their area where the deceased “died a violent or unnatural death”; where the cause of…

David Bennett, Anish Patel