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The Supreme Court’s decision in R (on the application of Maughan) v Her Majesty’s Senior Coroner for Oxfordshire  (Maughan) surprised many of us who practice coronial law. The judgment lowered the standard of proof for a conclusion of unlawful killing from the criminal standard of ‘beyond reasonable doubt’ to the civil standard of the ‘balance of probabilities’.
Case review 23/03/2021
The High Court has handed down a landmark decision in the case of The Independent Workers' Union of Great Britain v The Secretary of State for Work & Pensions and others  confirming that ‘workers’ and not just ‘employees’ have the right to be provided with appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and to be protected from detriment on health and safety grounds.
The HSE has published its business plan for the year ahead, setting out the HSE’s priorities for 2018/2019. This article focuses on the HSE's key priorities for this upcoming year.
Case review 20/10/2015
In a case involving the use of a tractor in the courtyard of a farm, European Court of Justice decides that compulsory motor insurance should cover an accident which is consistent with the normal function of a vehicle.