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Making risk management simple - A guide for non-profit organisations
SEPTEMBER 2020

Zurich Municipal want to support you in managing the everyday risks you face. Risk management doesn’t have to be complicated. Here we share some simple but effective risk management actions you can take.

Dolmans insurance bulletin
AUGUST 2020

Welcome to the August 2020 edition of the Dolmans Insurance Bulletin. In this issue Dolmans reports on Manual handling in a care home - DN v Dorset Council and provides recent case updates including Abuse of process - personal injury - costs and Fundamental Dishonesty - dismissal of claim - Costs Orders, 

COVID-19 AND CARE HOMES
AUGUST 2020

The message from the Government in their response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been loud and clear: Protect the NHS. However, it has been well-reported in the press that those working in the Social Care sector considered there to be a lack of clear guidance from the Government when it came to dealing with the impact of the pandemic on care homes, particularly in terms of PPE and testing.

R (Bridges) v Chief Constable of South Wales Police & Information Commissioner
AUGUST 2020

The Court of Appeal ruling in this case has been long awaited, following the decision at first instance in favour of the Chief Constable. The Claimant argued that the use of automatic facial recognition (“AFR”) technology was unlawful in that it interfered with his Article 8 right to respect for his private life. He also alleged that it breached the Data Protection Acts of 1998 and 2018.

Tindall v Chief Constable of Thames Valley Police
AUGUST 2020

The issue considered in this application to strike out was whether the Court can differentiate between the police positively creating a danger/making it worse or instead refraining to protect someone from the risk. Case law has determined that liability will usually attach in the case of a positive acts, but not where there is an omission.

Dolmans insurance bulletin
JULY 2020

Welcome to the July 2020 edition of the Dolmans Insurance Bulletin. In this issue Dolmans reports on Rural Footpaths and Dangerous Defects - SP (A Minor) v Pembrokeshire County Council.

Richard Walkden v Drayton Manor Park
JULY 2020

A claim for in excess of £1.5 million brought by a 60 year old former managing director, Richard Walkden, against Drayton Manor Park has been dismissed by HHJ Murdoch on the grounds it was dishonestly exaggerated.

GOVERNMENT BUSINESS
JULY 2020

Welcome to the July edition of Government Business with articles including remote working, cycling, mental health and many more.

Dolmans Insurance Bulletin
JUNE 2020

Welcome to the June 2020 edition of the Dolmans Insurance Bulletin. In this issue Dolmans report on Lockdown Trials - The New Normal? - L E v Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council.

Risk Insight: Planning for a return to driving during COVID-19 The
MAY 2020

The COVID-19 outbreak has created unprecedented challenges for all organisations and employees, resulting in the suspension of many operations and business activities, including driving. As virus transmission rates start to reduce, the restrictions on travel have been reviewed and it is important that organisations are prepared to manage the risks associated with the resumption of driving.
This Risk Topic has been developed to provide an overview of key considerations that an organisation and employees who drive need to consider when returning to full operation and begin to travel more.

Dolmans Insurance Bulletin
MAY 2020

Welcome to the May 2020 edition of the Dolmans Insurance Bulletin. In this issue Dolmans report on claims involving injuries suffered by children at school, and focus on the issue of where fundamental disdonesty is not established, is there still room for costs consequenses to penalise a claimant for exaggeration?

Risk Insight: Planning for a return to the workplace
MAY 2020

The COVID-19 outbreak resulted in restrictions on business activities and the closure of many workplaces.This Risk Insight has been developed to provide an overview of the steps that organisations can take to safely resume work activities and manage the risks following a suspension of workplace operations.

School Site Reopening: Property Risk Management Guidance
MAY 2020

As the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, educational buildings and facilities will gradually be reopened. Please use this guide to consider the steps needed to safely re-open your building. The guidance will also be of use to those schools who have remained partially open in line with Government guidance.

Living Through a Pandemic
MAY 2020

The majority of those around the globe are adapting to the new normal of being in lockdown, including our pets who just cannot understand why we are around all of the time! We are enjoying more virtual interaction with our loved ones and finding new hobbies to keep our restless souls occupied.

COVID-19 Pandemic global risk management response
APRIL 2020

IRM have conducted a survey in relation to COVID-19 Pandemic Global Risk Management.

Risk Insight: Health, Safety and Wellbeing of People during Covid-19
APRIL 2020

The spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) is unprecedented and we understand this is an incredibly difficult time for families and businesses. We are here to help customers and businesses who are affected by the impact of COVID-19 in these challenging times.

Covid-19: Protecting Your Workforce
APRIL 2020

The spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) is unprecedented and we understand this is an incredibly difficult time for families and businesses. We are here to help customers and businesses affected by the impact of COVID-19 in these challenging times. Many people are working differently at the moment, which will bring about a new risk environment, managing daily operational challenges while maintaining normal standards and systems.

Dolmans insurance bulletin
APRIL 2020

Welcome to the April 2020 edition of the Dolmans Insurance Bulletin. In this issue Dolmans reports on: Appeal of Fees For Intervention (FFIs) - FFI withdrawn due to financial circumstances of the recipient - All Saints Church of England School, Dorset

As Bruce Springsteen famously once sang ‘Working on the Highway’
APRIL 2020

This article addresses the impact of COVID-19 on maintaining safe highways.

Coronavirus and the impact on insurance claims
APRIL 2020

We are currently navigating unchartered territories as practitioners grapple with the challenges of working from home and life under lockdown. It is inevitable that the way we conduct and defend insurance claims must change to adapt to the new situation we find ourselves in. 

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse
APRIL 2020

Government response to IICSA’s accountability and reparations report for victims and survivors of abuse.

WM Morrison Supermarkets plc v Various Claimants
APRIL 2020

On 1 April 2020 the Supreme Court handed down judgment on two important cases which clarify and restrict the extent of an organisation’s vicarious liability for the actions of others.

Supreme Court ruling on rogue employee data breach: common sense prevails?
APRIL 2020

Morrisons will not be held vicariously liable for the actions of a disgruntled employee who leaked the personal details and payroll data of almost 100,000 members of staff, the Supreme Court has confirmed.

Case Update: Vicarious liability for independent contractors
APRIL 2020

With the majority of the world distracted by COVID-19 and the upheavals this has entailed, the Supreme Court handed down judgment on 1 April 2020 in two important cases, which clarify the extent of an organisation’s vicarious liability for the actions of others.

Guidance for unoccupied or temporarily closed properties
MARCH 2020

We are seeing an unprecedented response to the coronavirus and the threat this poses. This, in turn, places a strain upon every aspect of our lives and the way we work and interact. As an insurer, Zurich is working closely with their customers to provide support and guidance. One commonly asked question is how to manage properties that have reduced numbers of staff or that close entirely. In this article, Zurich sets out their response to this question. In the second part they consider the implications for any refurbishment and maintenance work.

Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act
MARCH 2020

On 20 March 2020 the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 comes into full force and will apply to all social and private rented properties, including housing associations and councils.

Dolmans insurance bulletin
MARCH 2020

Welcome to the March 2020 edition of the Dolmans Insurance Bulletin. In this issue Dolmans reports on: QOCS, whiplash reform delays, bereavement damages, data protection and sexual abuse.

COVID-19 insurance response
MARCH 2020

There are many ways that businesses might be effected by the escalating virus outbreak, for example, absent employees, enforced closures, increased global disruption and reduced customer footfall. Aon have produced this technical bulletin to examine the probable response of those policies most likely to be affected and some of the potential issues that may arise in pursuing a claim.

Dolmans insurance bulletin
FEBRUARY 2020

Welcome to the February 2020 edition of the Dolmans Insurance Bulletin. In this issue Dolmans reports on: Health and Safety Prosecutions, the Definitive Guideline and the Public Sector Adjustment of Fines - R (HSE) v Central Bedfordshire Council, 4 February 2020, Luton Magistrates’ Court

Dolmans insurance bulletin
JANUARY 2020

Welcome to the January 2020 edition of the Dolmans Insurance Bulletin. In this issue Dolmans reports on: Successful dismissal of an entire claim pursuant to Section 57 of the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 despite the Claimant establishing liability - JG v Newport City Council.

Municipal Mutual Insurance Limited
JANUARY 2020

Municipal Mutual Insurance (MMI) published their annual report and accounts in December 2019, for the year ending 30 June 2019. Within the commentary provided by the Scheme Administrator there are a number of important points which Gallagher wish to highlight to you. MMI have collected the original 15% Levy and the additional ten per cent Levy in April 2016. As a result members of the Scheme of Arrangement are now self-insured to the extent of 25% of any future claim payments.

Dolmans insurance bulletin
DECEMBER 2019

Welcome to the December 2019 edition of the Dolmans Insurance Bulletin. In this issue Dolmans reports on: A fundamentally dishonest claim - DJB v Newport City Council.

Legal update
DECEMBER 2019

Plexus law have issued the 15th edition of the Judicial College Guidelines for the assessment of damages in personal injury cases. This issue offers updated guidance for the courts, personal injury practitioners and insurers in assessing and valuing general damages in personal injury cases.

Dolmans insurance bulletin
NOVEMBER 2019

Welcome to the November 2019 edition of the Dolmans Insurance Bulletin. In this issue Dolmans reports on: slips around swimming pools - is the flooring fit for purpose? - RT v Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council.

Dolmans insurance bulletin
OCTOBER 2019

Welcome to the October 2019 edition of the Dolmans Insurance Bulletin. In this issue Dolmans reports on: A focused Defence versus an unnecessarily overcomplicated claim - RP v Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council. 

Fundamental dishonesty and the benefits of recording medico-legal examinations
OCTOBER 2019

Plexus Law reviews a case where the Claimant alleged she had serious injuries after tripping on a defective pavement in February 2014. The claim had a pleaded value of up to £200,000 and the Claimant sought to recover in excess of £140,000 in costs. 

Dolmans insurance bulletin
SEPTEMBER 2019

Welcome to the September 2019 edition of the Dolmans Insurance Bulletin. In this issue Dolmans reports on: photographs do not lie - consequences of not getting the facts right! Dolmans also provides recent case updates on: costs, Part 36 offers - false imprisonment and damages and malicious prosecution - misfeasance in public office.

IICSA - Investigation report on accountability and reparations for victims and survivors of abuse
SEPTEMBER 2019

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) has today (19 September 2019) published its Investigation Report on Accountability and Reparations for Victims and Survivors of Abuse. This is the first report by IICSA's Accountablity and Reparations investigations since it held 15 days of public hearings between November 2018 and January 2019. 

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