Casualty Aware 3
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: Kibby v Collins. Kate Burt’s team had a recent trial success concerning allegations of a breach of the Defective Premises Act 1972.
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.
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.
Keoghs Partner, Julian Dexter, looks at employer organised 'team bonding' trips and discusses if they are classed as being at 'work' for H&S legislation.
Effective from 1 October 2013, Eric Woolley looks at employer's liability claims and the ERR Act.
Kate Burt gives an overview of TUPE and discusses the areas employers and insurers should be aware of.