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What Duties Does a UK Employer Have in the Age of Rising Suicides?

In 2012, the UK Government published a strategy entitled “Preventing Suicide in England: A cross-governmental outcomes strategy to save lives”, and two further updates were published in 2014 and 2015.  In 2016, an inquiry was launched by England’s Health Committee to tackle an 8% increase in the suicide rate.  The issue of suicide is important to … Continue Reading

“Statutory breach of duty” presumption removed from UK employers’ liability regime

Tuesday 1 October 2013 saw the biggest change to employers’ liability in the United Kingdom for over twenty years when s.69 of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act (ʺERRAʺ) 2013 came into force. In the 2011 “Reclaiming health and safety for all” report published by Professor Löfstedt, the Government was urged to consider the matter … Continue Reading

UK Coronial System Rejuvenated?

On 25 July 2013, the Coroner’s Rules 1984 were replaced by: The Coroner’s (Inquest) Rules 2013 The Coroner’s (Investigations) Rules 2013 The Coroner’s Allowances, Fees and Expenses Regulations 2013 The changes were facilitated by the Coroners and Justice Act 2009. The new regime will apply to any inquest not completed by 25 July 2013. The … Continue Reading