The Winter 2017 issue of Court Circular

Winter 2017 issue of Court Circular

Zurich Municipal is delighted to announce that the Winter 2017 issue of Court Circular is now available.

Court Circular features the latest significant judgments from across the courts, enabling you and your organisation to keep up to speed with your responsibilities, review your risk management procedures where appropriate, and maintain and nurture the good reputation your organisation deserves.
This issue features a wide range of judgments from across the courts, covering many relevant topics, including:

  • Employers' Liability – Damages following TUPE transfer
  • Employer’s Liability – Employer not liable for attack by pupils in secure residential and educational home
  • Employers' Liability – Limitation period upheld
  • Employers' Liability – Imprisonment for breaching an injunction prohibiting disclosure of employees’ confidential information
  • Highways – Claim for injury dismissed – no evidence of large pothole
  • Highways – Claimant could not be sure she fell into a pothole
  • Highways – Claim for slipping on ice failed
  • Housing – Defining ‘work equipment’ and ‘workplace’ in student flat
  • Police – Racial discrimination – damage award
  • Police – Terrorist personal injury claim – anonymity given to officers
  • Police – Out of time negligence claim – discretion justified
  • Defamation – Editor of newspaper defamed a solicitor when accusing him of perjury
  • Civil Procedure – Costs following late acceptance of Part 36 offer
  • Civil Procedure – Defendant lied in County Court hearing
  • Motor – Liability under Animals Act 1971
  • Motor – Application of the Marleasing principle – earthmover classed as a ‘motor vehicle’
  • Motor – Assessing the impact of alleged dishonesty on damages
  • Health and Safety Prosecutions – Council failed to implement its own HAVS policy
  • Health and Safety Prosecutions – Local authority fined after social workers assaulted
  • Negligence – Limitation Act 1980, section 33 – discretion correctly applied
  • Negligence – Surviving partner of a cohabitating relationship entitled to compensation under the Fatal Accidents Act 1976
  • Damages – No contributory negligence found

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Previous issues:

Autumn 2017 issue of Court Circular

Summer 2017 issue of Court Circular

Spring 2017 issue of Court Circular