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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.
A final decision announced on 12 July means that businesses potentially won’t have long to wait before legal restrictions designed to protect against the spread of Covid are lifted. But assuming that the measures may no longer be legal requirements, with some perhaps downgraded to mere guidance and some completely abandoned on 19 July, what (if any) precautions should businesses keep in place, even if they are not expressly required to do so?
Client Alerts 11/05/2020
It’s been four years now since the Sentencing Guidelines for health and safety (and some food law offences) was introduced. Although most people in the industry know that fines are now based on categories of company size and turnover, we are still getting queries about how the courts would treat complicated corporate structures where the resources and financial procedures may in some ways be inter-linked.
The new coronavirus disease, officially named COVID-19, has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. As the virus continues to spread extensively, it’s placing huge strain on all members of society, from individuals to large organisations. The context of a global pandemic is also relevant as this may place significant restrictions on materials, equipment and personnel available to implement control measures.
News And Events 11/03/2020
In recent years, football clubs and their medical teams have seen a trend towards players seeking medical or holistic treatments from third party practitioners in circumstances where either the treatment provider is not approved by the Club or the treatment takes place without the knowledge of the Club.
Our Crime and Regulatory team recently dealt with a case where a retailer was investigated and interviewed for safety offences after an in-store incident when an elderly customer fell on the shop floor.