Robin Churchill | Mayo Wynne Baxter

Health and safety gone mad? Yes, says the Court of Appeal – West Sussex County Council v Fuller [2015] EWCA Civ 189

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A decision from the Court of Appeal that relates to every employer who employs someone to carry the post around the office. The Court of Appeal has today handed down a judgment which is a victory for common sense and a sigh of relief will be heard throughout almost every office in England and Wales…. Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Common sense prevails

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Leading Sussex law firm, Mayo Wynne Baxter, has just acted for West Sussex County Council in a case that has clearly caught the public’s attention and imagination. It has been reported around the world, and has already featured in many forums, tweets, and Facebook postings. It was discussed on the Chris Evans breakfast show. The… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Murky flood waters. Murky law.

As flooding becomes more prevalent, the law in relation to flooding comes more and more into the spotlight. Unfortunately, many say that it is just as unclear as floodwater itself. Flooding cases are becoming a significant issue for Local Authorities and water/sewerage companies who need to be clear where they stand and where each other… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Rugby pitch safety judgment

The Court of Appeal rules on the extent of the duty of care to inspect a pitch before a game of rugby. In SUTTON v SYSTON RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB LTD (2011) the Court of Appeal gave a decision on whether a rugby club has a duty to inspect a pitch before a game or training… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

FURMEDGE (AND OTHERS) -v- CHESTER-LE-STREET DISTRICT COUNCIL and BROUHAHA INTERNATIONAL LIMITED (1) MAURICE AGIS (2)

In this recent case, the Court expressed its view on the apportionment of liability between a local authority (Chester-le-Street District Council) and the creator of an interactive art event and the company involved in the promotion and organisation of that event.  The case also emphasises why it is critical to have a comprehensive and effective… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)