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Harassment and The Handmaid’s Tale

Harassment and The Handmaid’s Tale

In what circumstances can a person obtain an interim injunction against another for harassment and defamation?

Construction Update

Construction Update

In this article we consider issues specifically relating to the Construction sector, including the HSE's statistics which show that this sector remain ...

HSE Fatal Accident Statistics 2018/19 – an increase in workplace fatalities for 2018/19

HSE Fatal Accident Statistics 2018/19 – an increase in workplace fatalities for 2018/19

The HSE has published its (provisional) annual figures for work related fatalities for 2018/19. What impact will this have on future health and safety ...

The final hurdle for serious harm

The final hurdle for serious harm

The Supreme Court has handed down its long awaited decision in Lachaux v Independent Print Ltd [2019] UKSC 27. It has concluded that the test under se ...

CCG ICO update article

CCG ICO update article

It's been over three months since the GDPR came into force. Here we look at some of the new case law and updated guidance from the ICO regarding data ...

Tough new health & safety sentencing guideline in force: A stark warning to all

Tough new health & safety sentencing guideline in force: A stark warning to all

So it begins...one of the most significant developments in health and safety law in recent times is now in force – the first comprehensive sentencing ...

Insurance Adviser Alert: Acquittals in the Gleision Colliery trial provide limited guidance about Corporate Manslaughter

Insurance Adviser Alert: Acquittals in the Gleision Colliery trial provide limited guidance about Corporate Manslaughter

The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 1997 (CMCH) was intended to make it easier to prosecute larger organisations for manslaughter wh ...

SHE Alert: New guideline for sentencing environmental offences

SHE Alert: New guideline for sentencing environmental offences

The Sentencing Council has issued a new mandatory guideline which will apply to all environmental offences that are sentenced on or after 1 July 2014. ...

Regular Update on Legal Issues: Construction - January 2014

Regular Update on Legal Issues: Construction - January 2014

Welcome to 2014 and to the first edition of DAC Beachcroft's regular update on legal issues which affect Contractors.