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UKCA Marking: Updated Guidance

Published on 16 September 2020. By Gavin Reese, Partner and Nick McMahon, Head of Health and Safety and Elinor Sidwell, Associate

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As the end of the Brexit implementation period draws closer, the UK Government has sought to clarify the changes that will follow. On 1 September 2020 they published the long-awaited guidance on the use of UKCA marking following the withdrawal of the previously issued advice earlier this year.

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Product Law bulletin – August 2020

Published on 28 August 2020. By Gavin Reese, Partner and Nick McMahon, Head of Health and Safety and Robert John, Senior Associate and Elinor Sidwell, Associate

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Welcome to the latest edition of our product law update, this month we focus on how COVID-19 is impacting product liability regulation.

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Regulatory update - August 2020

Published on 21 August 2020. By Gavin Reese, Partner

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Welcome to the August edition of the Regulatory update, which pulls together recent developments from across the UK’s regulators – to help you navigate the regulatory maze.

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Regulatory update - June 2020

Published on 26 June 2020. By Gavin Reese, Partner

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Welcome to the June edition of our monthly Regulatory Update, which aims to pull together key developments from the past month across the various UK regulators – and help you to navigate the regulatory maze.

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No room for error – The decision in Mahoney v Royal Mail

Published on 10 June 2020. By Gavin Reese, Partner and Nick McMahon, Head of Health and Safety and Robert John, Senior Associate

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In a decision reported by Crown Office Chambers, the claim of Mahoney v Royal Mail had been proceeding through the online claims portal uneventfully and in the usual manner. Liability had been admitted by the Defendant at stage 1 and the parties had been negotiating settlement at stage 2.

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Product Law bulletin – June 2020

Published on 05 June 2020. By Gavin Reese, Partner and Nick McMahon, Head of Health and Safety and Robert John, Senior Associate and Peter Rudd-Clarke, Legal Director and Elinor Sidwell, Associate

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Welcome to the latest edition of our product law update, this month we focus on how COVID-19 is impacting product liability regulation.

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Regulatory Roundup Q1 2020

Published on 30 April 2020. By Gavin Reese, Partner

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Welcome to the Spring edition of the Regulatory Roundup, which aims to pull together the key developments across regulatory regimes – and help you to navigate the maze.

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Key regulatory guidance following COVID-19 pandemic

Published on 27 March 2020. By Gavin Reese, Partner

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As the world tackles the COVID-19 pandemic, the UK’s Regulators have published a host of useful guidance that firms should take good note of during this period of uncertainty. While not an exhaustive list, we hope this summary highlights the key obligations and requirements currently being brought in by the Regulators.

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Regulatory update - March 2020

Published on 27 March 2020. By Gavin Reese, Partner

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Welcome to the March edition of our monthly Regulatory Update, which aims to pull together key developments from the past month across the various UK regulators – and help you to navigate the regulatory maze.

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Product Law update - Feb 2020

Published on 28 February 2020. By Gavin Reese, Partner and Nick McMahon, Head of Health and Safety and Peter Rudd-Clarke, Legal Director and Elinor Sidwell, Associate

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Welcome to the latest edition of our product law update, this month we focus on product regulation post Brexit, the relationship between the limitation longstop and the Consumer Protection Act 1987 and product recalls of electrical goods across the UK.

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Regulatory update - October 2019

Published on 10 October 2019. By Gavin Reese, Partner

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Welcome to the October edition of our monthly Regulatory update, which aims to pull together key developments from across the various UK regulators – and help you to navigate the regulatory maze.

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Health and safety update September 2019

Published on 01 October 2019. By Nick McMahon, Head of Health and Safety and Gavin Reese, Partner and Mamata Dutta, Legal Director

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Welcome to our September 2019 health and safety update where we look at the health and safety stories that have recently hit the headlines as well as the latest fines and sentences that have been handed down.

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General liability newsletter - August 2019

Published on 05 August 2019. By Nick McMahon, Head of Health and Safety and Gavin Reese, Partner and Robert John, Senior Associate and Jonathan Drake, Senior Associate

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The latest general liability news coming out of the courts.

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General liability newsletter April 2019

Published on 30 April 2019. By Gavin Reese, Partner and Jonathan Drake, Senior Associate and Nick McMahon, Head of Health and Safety

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The latest general liability news coming out of the courts.

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General liability newsletter November 2018

Published on 01 November 2018. By Gavin Reese, Partner and Jonathan Drake, Senior Associate and Nick McMahon, Head of Health and Safety

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The latest general liability news coming out of the courts.

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General liability newsletter July 2018

Published on 09 August 2018. By Gavin Reese, Partner and Jonathan Drake, Senior Associate and Nick McMahon, Head of Health and Safety

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The latest general liability news coming out of the courts.

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General liability newsletter April 2018

Published on 30 April 2018. By Gavin Reese, Partner and Jonathan Drake, Senior Associate and Nick McMahon, Head of Health and Safety

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Employees owe a duty to their employers to carry out their work with reasonable care so as to avoid accident and injury. Employers are vicariously liable for the negligence of their employees but are entitled to claim a contribution or indemnity from their negligent employee in appropriate circumstances.

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Product liability update November 2017

Published on 24 November 2017. By Gavin Reese, Partner and Dorothy Flower, Partner and Robert John, Senior Associate

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A round-up of some of the recent stories making the news, from automated vehicles to food safety and product advertisements.

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General liability update October 2017

Published on 17 October 2017. By Gavin Reese, Partner and Jonathan Drake, Senior Associate and Nick McMahon, Head of Health and Safety

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The latest general liability news coming out of the courts.

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Product liability update

Published on 10 April 2017. By Gavin Reese, Partner

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In this Update we take a look at some of the recent stories making the news, from driverless cars to advertising for high fat, salt or sugar food or drink products.

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General Liability update, January 2017

Published on 18 January 2017. By Gavin Reese, Partner

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In this issue we consider how Insurers might secure the evidence needed to defend long-tail disease claims, with the collateral benefit of reducing the risk of more immediate prosecution by the Health and Safety Executive for non-compliance with Health and Safety Regulations.

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