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We have previously examined the potential occupational disease risks of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, where we refer to nanomaterials as the next ‘miracle dust ‘for its asbestos-like qualities, and it is this material that we now delve into and the specific health risks it poses.
Shoshana Mather explores the lengths claimants are willing to go to for whatever financial gain they can make.
On 7 May 2019, the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal applied to the Legal Services Board for approval to alter its rules, to allow it to decide cases on the civil standard of proof. If it is successful, solicitors facing future misconduct charges will have their cases assessed according to the arguably less stringent balance of probabilities, rather than beyond reasonable doubt (the standard of proof adopted by the criminal courts) which is currently applied.
Historically the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has not enforced health and safety at work legislation in areas where safety is sufficiently protected by alternative law enforcement authorities.
Partner Mark Lloyd, who is also Chairman of the Admiralty Solicitors Group and Director of Maritime London, reviews the UK government’s latest thinking on the state of the marine industry and the way ahead.
Businesses must carefully consider the possible interruption and consequences of changes to environmental legislation and regulation that Brexit would bring. In the event of the UK leaving the European Union (EU) with a deal, there will be a transition period providing continuity during that time.
The Australian Government is proposing to increase the liability limits under the Civil Aviation (Carrier's Liability) Act 1959 . These changes will come into force on 1 October 2019. The Australian Government recently issued an Exposure Draft of these Regulations.
Earlier this week, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (“ACCC”) released its final report for the Digital Platforms Inquiry. The report looks at the impact of digital platforms on consumers, businesses and the media in Australia and recommends reforms to competition and consumer laws, media regulation and privacy law.
Case review 2019-08-01
This case (which was heard in June 2019) in which the claimant pedestrian and defendant cyclist were held to be equally at fault following a collision, has attracted much media interest and comment, much of which has focussed on the finding of liability against the cyclist and the (potentially significant) costs bill that he now faces.
As the political negotiations between the UK and EU unfold, Kennedys is here to keep you up to date on the latest Brexit developments and what they mean for you and your business.