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Don’t forget your roots

Friday, 10 November 2017

Author: Greg Thomas

If you have a legal interest in a property, you must take all steps necessary to prevent the trees on that property from causing damage to your neighbour’s property. Importantly, this responsibility also extends to forces of nature operating on the landowner’s property, such as the growth of tree roots beneath the surface of the ground. Read more

First Sentencing Decisions under Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 - What can we make of them?

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Author: S-J Davies

WorkSafe says it’s approach to prosecution is intelligence led analysis of serious harm and/or fatalities of workers most at risk. They say penalties under HASWA should “bite” and fines should not be "licence fees”. Has the District Court in the two cases so far taken this on board? Read more

Resignations “with immediate effect” - What does this mean?

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Author: S-J Davies

Parties to employment relationships regularly take the phrase “resigning with immediate effect” to mean a summary resignation, but is this always the case? Read more