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Fatal Accidents and Criminal Liability: Examining the Legal Landscape

Fatal accidents are usually preventable, which leads to questions of responsibility and criminal liability. Here, Guy Bastable and Tom McNeill seek to explain those occasions when organisations and individuals will be found criminally liable, for which offences and with what...
Posted On 25 Apr 2019
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Working Alone: When Is It Not OK?

Sadly, there are certain situations when lone working has led to disaster, writes Helen Down. In 2006, mental health worker Ashleigh Ewing was stabbed to death by a schizophrenic client in his home. In 2013, Andrew Locovou was murdered by a customer while single-manning a betting...
Posted On 30 Jun 2016
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Business Travel: Meeting Your Duty of Care

In our ever-growing global economy, travelling for business is now commonplace in many organisations. According to research conducted at the turn of 2016 by the Collinson Group, 54% of Human Resources (HR) professionals anticipate that sending employees abroad will become more...
Posted On 19 May 2016
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Policy Exchange report pinpoints surge in legal claims against the Ministry of Defence

According to one of the UK’s leading Think Tanks, Britain’s Armed Forces are “under threat from a sustained legal assault” which could “paralyse” the effectiveness of the military with “catastrophic consequences” for the safety of the...
Posted On 13 Oct 2015