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May

Health & Safety in the Police Station

Katie Cruz was employed by Group4 Security as a Civilian Detention Officer (CDO). She worked at Burnley Police Station and was injured during her duties on 17 July 2010. A female detained person had been arrested and charged with being drunk and disorderly. The Custody Sergeant felt that she was not in a fit state […]

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19

May

Duty to warn of obvious dangers?

Does an organisation have a duty to warn its visitors of ‘obvious’ dangers? On 13 April 2011 Mr Taylor, a fit and healthy 60 year old, was visiting Carisbrooke Castle on the Isle of Wight. Mr Taylor decided to walk down a steep grassy bank and unfortunately lost his footing, falling over the sheer face of a […]

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10

May

Who has Duty of Care for a student tree surgeon?

A recent case examined the Duty of Care of a college tutor towards his students. Hamish McDonald was a student at Myerscough College.  He was undertaking a two year BTec course on the way to being qualified as a Tree Surgeon.  Hamish was a level 3 student who had completed about a third of the two […]

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May

A Hospital’s Duty of Care to Third Parties?

A recent High Court case has confirmed another decision made last year that the law should not be extended to mean that a hospital owes a duty of care to a patient’s wider family. The most recent case concerned claims brought by family members of Neil Caven who suffered from a neurological genetic disease.  Mr […]

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