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As we approach the 6th anniversary of the introduction of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act (ERRA) S69 only now do we have the first significant judicial interpretation of an employer’s duty post implementation.
Client Alerts 24/04/2019
The Implications of Goldscheider v Royal Opera House (ROH)
This new guideline is likely to result in increased penalties for individuals responsible for fatal workplace accidents.
Since the commencement of the Corporate Homicide and Corporate Manslaughter Act in 2007 there have been less than 20 convictions for the offence of corporate manslaughter but of these, only one prosecution has arisen in relation to the operation of a care home.
The Supreme Court has confirmed that employment tribunals are entitled to consider all evidence relevant to the state of affairs which existed when a Prohibition Notice was served, whether or not it was available to the inspector at the time.
The next step: Civil Justice Council to consider Fixed Costs in Lower Value Clinical Negligence Claims
Last January 2017 the Department of Health launched its consultation to consider the potential for a scheme of fixed costs for claims where damages were between £1,000 and £25,000. The DoH has recently published its report summarising the responses it received to its consultation and setting out the next steps.