The Autumn 2018 Issue of Court Circular

Autumn 2018 issue of Court Circular

Zurich Municipal is delighted to announce the Autumn 2018 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 as well as legal news which affects your industry, covering many relevant topics, including:

  • Employer Liability – Employers do not have a duty to protect employees from reputational and economic harm resulting from a civil claim based on employees alleged misconduct
  • Employer Liability - Claimant could not make out alleged faults or negligence on the part of a Part 20 defendant
  • Employer Liability - Employer breached duty of care when it changed the personal password on an employee’s iCloud account
  • Occupier Liability - Claimant could not establish employer or occupier liability after fall
  • Discrimination – Employment Tribunal’s finding of employee discrimination by a local body not supported by evidence or sufficiently reasoned
  • Highways – Court asked to rule whether a right of way was a bridleway or a byway
  • Motor– Liability apportioned after a truck turned right across a dual carriageway and collided with a speeding motorcyclist
  • Motor - Liability apportioned two-thirds: one-third following a collision between a vehicle and motorcycle
  • Housing - Developer granted summary judgment against a claimant who alleged vibrations from construction work damaged her flat
  • Housing - Engineers held not to owe a duty of care to purchases of a development site later found to be contaminated with asbestos
  • Housing - Private law damages could not be claimed for not providing safe accommodation for victims of trafficking
  • Police - Court held police owed a duty of care to a woman who committed suicide
  • Negligence – Eight-year-old child hit by a car was not contributorily negligent for his serious injuries
  • Negligence – Claimant case for mental injury fails
  • Negligence - Abseiling instructors did not breach their duty of care after a woman suffered a jerk to her neck which led to a stroke
  • GDPR - British Airways falls victim to a major data breach
  • Civil Procedure – Court considers whether Bullock order is appropriate
  • Civil Procedure – Costs awarded to a claimant after the defendant delayed accepting Part 36 offer, unnecessarily prolonging litigation
  • Damages - £404,000 awarded to a victim of a road traffic accident
  • Damages - £90,000 awarded to a wife whose husband had died of mesothelioma as a result of exposure to asbestos during his employment as a carpet fitter

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Previous issues:

Summer 2018 issue of Court Circular

Spring 2018 issue of Court Circular

Winter 2017 issue of Court Circular

Autumn 2017 issue of Court Circular

Summer 2017 issue of Court Circular