Disease Aware 8
Welcome to the 8th edition of Disease Aware.
This edition features some of the latest key changes in the changing litigation landscape, including a summary of the first corporate manslaughter conviction for a care home under the new Sentencing Guidelines for Corporate Manslaughter and Health and Safety Offences, and an update regarding Part 36 offers. I certainly hope you find it informative.
We continue with our spotlight feature for each publication, giving our readers a glimpse into the separate teams that comprise our larger disease team, highlighting the type of work they do and the outcomes achieved for our clients. This edition features our experts who specialise in strategic disease.
As always, if you have any queries about anything featured in this issue please do not hesitate to contact me, or any of our key contacts listed overleaf.
We take a look at our Strategic Team who have over 45 years' experience defending latent legacy claims.
The Third Party Rights Against Insurers Act 2010: Does it have any immediate effect?
The Court of Appeal dismisses the “near-miss” rule on Part 36 Offers.
Corporate Manslaughter Conviction for Care Home.
In this article Amy Steele discusses a case whereby the High Court found that failing to pay the correct fee on issue was an abuse of process.
Alexandra Robinson considers the extent of a landlord's obligations in relation to rising damp.
On 24 February 2016 the Supreme Court corrected an anomaly which claimants argued under compensated them in fatal claims based on dependency.
Stephen Croston discusses a case where on appeal the effect of QOCS was overturned and found to be fundamentally dishonest.