On 20 May 2014, 23 year old Jack Conn from Rochester in Kent, was prosecuted and fined at Canterbury Magistrates’ Court, following an incident at a school where asbestos was being removed.
The work was being carried out in May 2013 at Canterbury Academy, where a licensed company was removing asbest...Read More
At a hearing at Lincoln Magistrates’ Court on 27 May 2014, a specialist asbestos removal firm was fined after exposing workers to asbestos during demolition work.
Ermine Infants’ School in Lincoln was being demolished in March 2012 and replaced with a new school building. Prior to work co...Read More
On 4 June 2014, at the end of a three day trial, Worcester Crown Court sentenced 64-year old Robert Marsh from Shropshire to 12 months in prison after finding him guilty of illegally supplying roofing sheets containing asbestos, to a farming partnership.
The farming partnership was having a barn buil...Read More
In Yates v HMRC  EWCH 2311 (QB), the High Court has set out a new procedure to allow families and legal representatives of people who have died from an asbestos related disease to obtain a copy of the victim’s employment history from Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) whilst the Deregulation B...Read More
On 2 July 2014, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) released provisional data indicating that the number of workers killed in Britain last year has fallen to the lowest annual rate on record. According the HSE, 133 workers were fatally injured between April 2013 and March 2014, compared with 150 in the prev...Read More
On 5 August 2014, at Teesside Magistrates’ Court, a Hartlepool firm and two of its directors, together with a second company from Doncaster, were found guilty of safety breaches by putting workers at risk of exposure to asbestos.
In February 2013, Baxketh Ltd, a metal recycling company, had agr...Read More
I write following the excellent article about the Court of Protection. As mentioned in the article, there is an increasing number of attorneys who abuse their powers under Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) to misappropriate funds belonging to the donor. This serious problem is expected to grow due to the incr...Read More