Escape of water (EOW) claims have increased year-on-year over the last few years. It’s time for a reminder of the issue and what organisations can do to mitigate and control the insurance programme expenditure.
This edition reports on the impact of an investigation by a Department of Transport specialist investigation body on the Coroner’s inquest process, together with various case updates including foreseeability of psychiatric harm.
This edition reports on the operation of the Definitive Sentencing Guideline in a public sector and emergency service sentencing for breaches of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, together with various case updates.
This edition reports on foreseeability issues when dealing with accidents in school playgrounds, together with various case updates including a retrospective application for an extension when a claim form was misplaced by the Court.
John Ingle, Highways Inspection Leader at Cumbria County Council (CCC) and Shaun O’Neil, Partner at DAC Beachcroft’s workshop at the 2022 ALARM National Conference explained the benefit of technology in defending claims
This edition reports on a claim for damages which involved historical grade two listed structures on local authority land, together with various case updates including fundamental dishonesty and refusal to mediate.
This edition reports on the Claimant’s burden of proof in highways claims in proving that an accident occurred as alleged or that a particular defect had caused the alleged accident, together with various case updates.