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Client Alerts 30/03/2021
Recent days have seen a lot of media coverage concerning allegations of abuse at school. In particular on a website called ‘Everyone’s Invited’ which allows people to make anonymous allegations of abuse. Founded in June 2020, there are currently over 10,000 testimonies on the site.
Client Alerts 22/03/2021
The insurance industry can breathe a collective sigh of relief after the long-awaited judgment in the case of Royal Mencap Society –v- Tomlinson-Blake  UKSC 8 was handed down. This employment law case about the calculation of pay for sleep-in carers had serious collateral ramifications about awards for future care in life-changing personal injury cases.
Client Alerts 22/03/2021 Scotland
Redress for Survivors Update: Redress for Survivors (Historical Child Abuse in Care) (Scotland) Bill
The new bill that provides redress for survivors of abuse whilst in care has been passed. The new bill ensures more survivors have up access to redress after the previous scheme. Khadija Sarwar and Calum Fife pick out the details and highlight how things may change as a result.
Client Alerts 19/03/2021
The Court of Appeal has dismissed a claimants appeal after the defendant had bettered their Part 36 offers. Keoghs represented the defendant at both the trial and appeal, Howard Dean comments on this excellent result and the potential implications on future cases.
Client Alerts 18/03/2021
A Court of Appeal decision has confirmed that religious organisations have vicarious liability for the actions of their leaders in a case where a member of the congregation was raped. Details of the case and the decision are set out by Patrick Williams. Patrick also provides comment on the wider implications for religious organisations.
Client Alerts 16/03/2021
The first study into Covid-19 transmission in UK licensed premises has revealed a large minority of venues failed to adhere to government guidance for patrons, with pubs and bars labelled a hotbed for Covid-19 transmission. In a world first, the survey examined what was actually happening in pubs and bars last summer, highlighting the difficulties the licensed trade faces when attempting to comply with social distancing.