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Case review 21-01-2022
Sections 25 and 25A of the Organised and Serious Crimes Ordinance (Cap. 455) (“OSCO”) have once again come under the spotlight in a recent judicial review.
The appointments of Gavin Henderson and Daniela Fusi, both formerly Clyde & Co (Scotland) partners, takes the total number of fee earners to 23 across our offices in Edinburgh and Glasgow, with more new fee earners expected to join in the coming months as we enjoy another record year.
The Building Safety Bill was introduced to the House of Commons on 5 July 2021, just over four years since the Grenfell Tower disaster. Royal Assent is expected to be given to the Bill in July 2022. In our latest factsheet, our experts explore how the Bill will impact every stage of a higher-risk buildings life, from planning, design, construction to occupation and management.
The response of the healthcare sector is likely to be one of the areas that the public inquiry into the management of the pandemic will focus on. For the inquiry to be effective and meaningful, it is expected that public bodies and organisations adopt the duty of candour in the provision of any information and when giving evidence. In this article, we discuss the duty of candour and how it will relate to any inquiry.
The Victorian Parliament recently enacted the Occupational Health and Safety and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2021. The amendments to the OHS Act prohibit the insuring or indemnifying of a person for a fine for a Victorian safety offence, and provide stronger protections for labour hire workers.
Kennedys has welcomed government plans to create a Road Collision Investigation Branch (RCIB) but warned its findings should not be used by courts to determine individual blame for accidents.
The UK Government has announced that an independent chairperson will be appointed the end of 2021 with a view to a public inquiry (the inquiry) being established to start inquiring into the management of the pandemic by Spring 2022.
A chairperson will be appointed by the end of this year with a view to establishing a public inquiry into the management of the pandemic in the Spring of 2022. We consider the role of the chairperson in a public inquiry, what the focus of the UK Government’s inquiry may be in light of the Scottish Government’s recent public consultation, and whether a Spring 2022 inquiry is realistic.
The UK Government’s 2019 manifesto committed to encourage flexible working and consult on making it the default unless employers have good reasons not to. Subsequently, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a dramatic impact on working patterns, resulting in a shift to homeworking for much of the working population.
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