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A recent case highlighted the challenges that can be faced when dealing with contributory negligence involving a child. Partner Matthew Burfield summarises the case and what reminders have been provided.
The last 18 months has proven to be the biggest challenge for a number of industries, but in particular the food and drink sector has had more on its plate than ever before in terms of dealing with risk. In this whitepaper, we provide a brief overview of the key potential risks and mitigation strategies for manufacturers, pubs and restaurants. We also delve into other areas such as musculoskeletal injuries, Natasha’s Law and the rise in automation.
On 23 September 2021, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) published updated life expectancy data, taking into account mortality figures for 2020. This is therefore the first batch of ONS life expectancy data that reflects the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. James Fisher gives an overview of its significance.
Rix v Paramount Shopfitting  EWCA Civ 1172 (28th July 2021) This recent decision from the Court of Appeal once again illustrates difficulties associated with fatal dependency calculations under the Fatal Accidents Act 1976 (FAA).
The Supreme Court’s decision in R (on the application of Maughan) v Her Majesty’s Senior Coroner for Oxfordshire  (Maughan) lowered the standard of proof for a conclusion of unlawful killing from the criminal standard of ‘beyond reasonable doubt’ to the civil standard of the ‘balance of probabilities’. In this article Gemma Rush considers how guidance given to coroners as a result may impact future inquests.
Compulsory Covid-19 Vaccination of Care Home Employees: What does it mean for staff, care home employers and the protection of the vulnerable?
An amendment to the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014 was approved by Parliament on 22 July 2021 and means staff working in care homes registered with the Care Quality Commission for residents requiring nursing or personal care must be fully vaccinated with both doses of the Covid-19 vaccination, unless they have a medical exemption. The new legislation is due to come into force on 11 November 2021 and has been delayed to give the care home sector time to comply with the new regulations.