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July 2018

Automated & Electric Vehicles Bill receives Royal Assent

Automated & Electric Vehicles Bill receives Royal Assent

Yesterday the Automated & Electric Vehicles Bill received Royal Assent, becoming an Act of Parliament. As the Bill contains a Commencement Order a ...

I'm sorry sir, your Green Card's been refused…

I'm sorry sir, your Green Card's been refused…

The House of Commons European Scrutiny Committee met on 4 July 2018 to consider a proposal for amending Directive 2009/103/EC (the consolidating Motor ...

Vicarious liability for deliberate actions of independent contractor upheld on appeal

Vicarious liability for deliberate actions of independent contractor upheld on appeal

The question of whether and employer should be held liable for the deliberate criminal assaults of its employees by an independent contractor has been ...

Court of Appeal clarifies recovery of costs as exception to QOCS

Court of Appeal clarifies recovery of costs as exception to QOCS

Where a Claimant pursues multiple Defendants, recovering damages from some and discontinuing his claims against others, can the Defendants against fro ...

Parliament's intended aim for the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act upheld by High Court

Parliament's intended aim for the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act upheld by High Court

1 October 2013 saw s.69 of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 implemented, removing the automatic entitlement of claimants to found a claim ...

Installation of sensors to detect mobile phone usage while driving

Installation of sensors to detect mobile phone usage while driving

This week, three new £6,000 road signs were introduced in Norfolk to detect and deter drivers from using mobile phones whilst driving.

Court of Appeal judgment: Sleep-in shifts do not count as time work for National Minimum Wage (NMW) purposes

Court of Appeal judgment: Sleep-in shifts do not count as time work for National Minimum Wage (NMW) purposes

The Court of Appeal has today handed down its much anticipated judgment in the case of Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake. In allowing Mencap's ap ...

Court of Appeal revisits the question of the duties of parent companies

Court of Appeal revisits the question of the duties of parent companies

The question of whether an employee of a subsidiary company may pursue its parent company, which was considered by the Court of Appeal in Thompson v T ...

Sports Law Update

Sports Law Update

DAC Beachcroft's Sports Law Update focuses on news and events occurring within the sports sectors which give reason for concern or interest. Going Now ...

Insuring the World Cup: The Cup Runneth Over for Insurers

Insuring the World Cup: The Cup Runneth Over for Insurers

Insurance costs are not the first thing to spring to mind for football fans when they think of the World Cup. However, figures released recently by so ...