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A claimant who had suggested that she had tripped over a hosepipe on a forecourt, causing her injury, saw her claim for damages dismissed after a Judge concluded he did not find her story in any way…Read more
The Court of Appeal has reconsidered the application of s.4 of the Defective Premises Act 1972 (the “1972 Act”) in a case where a man later died after having fallen down a staircase without a…Read more
In February, the Supreme Court heard the case of NA v Nottinghamshire County Council relating to abuse by foster parents and whether a local authority can be liable for this. Whilst the case relates…Read more
The value of outsourcing contracts signed by UK local authorities in the first half of 2016 increased by 84% to £685m despite a dip in the value of overall public sector spend.Read more
Mark Fowles considers the recent judgment in JL -v- Archbishop Michael George Bowen and Scout Association  in which the Court of Appeal concluded that the trial judge had been wrong to disapply…Read more
The Court of Appeal in Crawley v Barnsley MBC (2017) has found that a highway authority’s system of inspecting reported defects the next working day, was inadequate as reports of potentially serious…Read more