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Inquest proceedings: a guide for organisations

United Kingdom - July 5 2018 An overview of inquest proceedings for organisations. We explain when an inquest is held and why an organisation might be involved...

Parent company liable for safety breaches of its subsidiary

United Kingdom - December 7 2015 A parent company has recently been found guilty of corporate manslaughter, following the death of an employee at the site of one of the subsidiaries…

Ann Metherall.

Does an employer need to guard against risks to safety created by an employee's careless acts?

United Kingdom - August 4 2014 A frequent question asked by employers is how far they have to go to guard against the risks to safety of an employee doing something they know is…

Sentencing for breaches of health and safety by very large organisations

United Kingdom - June 16 2015 Sentencing guidelines for safety breaches and environmental breaches are changing and are likely to increase substantially for large organisation…

Hannah Craig, Ann Metherall.

Liability for defective products: a cautionary tale

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…