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Liability Risk and Insurance

ESG – how does this give rise to liability for directors and officers?

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) continues to be a high-ranking risk factor to directors and officers, according to an insight and survey from WTW. It notes that ESG continues to be a hot topic: “The phrase is an umbrella term for a..
Online Published Date:  18 August 2023
Appeared in issue:  Issue 396 - 18 August 2023

Costs protection order defeats £10 million claim

Keoghs’ complex injury team and Hastings Direct have secured the discontinuance of an estimated £10 million alleged fundamental dishonesty claim, “obtaining a precedent-setting costs protection order under QOCS”. The claimant..
Online Published Date:  18 August 2023
Appeared in issue:  Issue 396 - 18 August 2023

Construction and agriculture top workplace fatalities

There were 135 workers killed in work-related incidents in Great Britain in the last year (April 2022 to March 2023), according to figures published by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). The total in 2022/23 is higher than the previous year..
Online Published Date:  18 August 2023
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Legal moves

Kennedys acquires UK liability team from Plexus Law
Online Published Date:  18 August 2023
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Legal reforms

MoJ consultation on extended fixed recoverable costs regime
Online Published Date:  18 August 2023
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Liability market

MS Amlin appoints product recall senior underwriter
Online Published Date:  18 August 2023
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Tribunals

Menopause increasingly cited in employment tribunal cases
Online Published Date:  18 August 2023
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Fraud

DAC Beachcroft tackles multi-claimant motor fraud claims for Aviva
Online Published Date:  18 August 2023
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Claims management

Claims management companies leaving personal injury market
Online Published Date:  18 August 2023
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Road safety

Deaths caused by drunk drivers in UK highest since 2009
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Motor

MoJ consultation on medical reporting process for RTA claims
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Schools

Sexual harassment and violence “scourge” in schools
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Sexual harassment

Confidential email hotline for reporting McDonald’s harassment incidents
Online Published Date:  18 August 2023
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Health and safety

Health and Safety Executive inspections to focus on silica use
Online Published Date:  18 August 2023
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Chemicals

No critical areas of concern over glyphosate, says EFSA review
Online Published Date:  18 August 2023
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Food safety

IARC and WHO assessments on aspartame health impacts
Online Published Date:  18 August 2023
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Product safety

Toy Safety Regulation proposed by European Commission
Online Published Date:  18 August 2023
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Product liability

Revisions to Product Liability Directive “flawed”
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Occupational cancer

Heightened risk of ovarian cancer for certain job roles
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Equality

Treasury Committee inquiry into sexism in the City
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Disability discrimination

Disability discrimination claim dismissed
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Discrimination

Muslim soldier in successful claim against MoD for discrimination
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Medical negligence

Appropriate explanations required from clinicians
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Case update

Review of UK litigation funding sector after Supreme Court judgment
Online Published Date:  18 August 2023
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Awards and settlements

Five-figure sum in compensation for undiagnosed cervical cancer
Online Published Date:  18 August 2023
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Record number of NHS claims resolved without litigation

A record 80 per cent of NHS clinical negligence claims were resolved in 2022/23 without resorting to legal action, according to NHS Resolution’s annual report and accounts for 2022. This continues the positive trend observed over the past six..
Online Published Date:  18 August 2023
Appeared in issue:  Issue 396 - 18 August 2023

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