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AWARE21/11/2013

Welcome to the third edition of Keoghs’ Liability AWARE magazine.

In the last edition we touched on proposals in what was then The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (ERR) Bill. The Bill’s intention is to remove breach of statutory duty as a cause of action in employers’ liability claims.

The ERR bill duly received Royal Assent and it came into force on 1 October 2013. Specifically, S69 of the Act does exactly what was originally proposed.

This edition of Liability AWARE contains an overview of the issues around the Act and initial analysis as to its potential impact.

Whilst the medium to long term impact remains to be seen, the timing of the introduction is not ideal as the market continues to get to grips with the Jackson Reforms.

Keoghs will continue to strive to be at the forefront of all these reforms and we will provide clear, considered and practical advice as to their implications

This edition also contains articles dealing with a range of issues across the EL and PL spectrum which will be of practical interest and assistance to you in your day-to-day work.

Case of the quarter

AWARE 17/04/2013

Case of the quarter

Case of the quarter: Kibby v Collins. Kate Burt’s team had a recent trial success concerning allegations of a breach of the Defective Premises Act 1972.

Landlord’s Liability

AWARE 17/04/2013

Landlord’s Liability

Whilst the quality and type of properties available for rent varies greatly, the basic law dealing with a landlord’s duty is fairly well established. Kate Burt investigates.

Accidents abroad (part one)

AWARE 17/04/2013

Accidents abroad (part one)

For the vast majority a package holiday provides two weeks sun, sea and a host of other leisure activities, what happens when things go wrong? Kate Burt investigates.