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SCOTTISH LOCAL AUTHORITY NEWS
JULY 2021

Welcome to July's edition of SLAN, with articles including; Independent living gets housing support, East Renfrewshire roads maintenance gets the green light and over 50 pages of local authority news

Dolmans insurance bulletin
JUNE 2021

Welcome to the June 2021 edition of the Dolmans Insurance Bulletin. In this issue Dolmans reports on claims in the Post Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act world - KW v Bridgend County Borough Council.

DFX v Coventry City Council Failure to Remove Revisited
MAY 2021

The High Court has this week (w/c 24 May 2021) handed down its decision in the important case of DFX v Coventry City Council [2021] EWHC 1382 (QB).

To our knowledge, this is the first post-trial judgment to consider the principles set out in in the muchdiscussed Supreme Court decision in CN v Poole [2019] UKSC 25. Interested parties will recall that CN v Poole reset the position for so called ‘failure to remove’ cases (i.e. whether a local authority can be held liable for failing to take children into care). In CN v Poole the Supreme Court held that there is no general common law duty to protect children in the community from harm caused by family members or third parties.

Dolmans Insurance Bulletin
MAY 2021

Welcome to the May 2021 edition of the Dolmans Insurance Bulletin. In this issue Dolmans report on, Needlestick injuries and de minimis - MG v Cardiff Council. They also focus on Failure to remove claims - DFX & Others v Coventry City Council and have case updates on; PL insurance, Section 41 Highways Act 1980, and service of claim form.

Dolmans insurance bulletin
APRIL 2021

Welcome to the April 2021 edition of the Dolmans Insurance Bulletin. In this issue Dolmans reports on: The importance of narrowing the issues to a successful Defence - AH v Caerphilly County Borough Council. With recent case updates on amendments to defence and accidents a work within the police.

SCOTTISH LOCAL AUTHORITY NEWS
APRIL 2021

Welcome to April's edition of SLAN, with articles including; Borderlands deal signed up to widespread acclaim, Major post-COVID sports facilities boost and over 40 pages of local authority news.

Dolmans insurance bulletin
MARCH 2021

Welcome to the March 2021 edition of the Dolmans Insurance Bulletin. With reports on, keeping focused on the Claimant’s burden of proof - AP v Bridgend County Borough Council and case updates on adjournments of trials - unavailability of a witness - dishonesty and amendments - court fees - limitation.

EYE ON THE HORIZON
MARCH 2021

The aim of the newsletter is to provide an overview of any threats, or issues, that we feel could have a business continuity impact on forces. There is no particular theme to this issue but perhaps not surprisingly COVID and Brexit do feature. There also a couple of articles looking at the increased risks faced from cyber-crime which is expected to increase again this year.

SOCIAL CARE RESILIENCE PLANNING
MARCH 2021

With the end almost in sight for lockdown measures, it is hoped the difficulties encountered in the past year will soon become a distant memory, although the damage it has caused for vulnerable individuals and families may not be such an easy fix. Local authorities and their social workers have understandably been overwhelmed with not just the workload, but the pressures of operating during variable lockdown conditions and intermittent freedom to perform their crucial everyday duties.

Dolmans insurance bulletin
FEBRUARY 2021

Welcome to the February 2021 edition of the Dolmans Insurance Bulletin. With reports on remote trials and hearings since March 2020; The regulatory and criminal perspective. Recent case updates of child protection.

Dolmans insurance bulletin
JANUARY 2021

Welcome to the Jan uary 2021 edition of the Dolmans Insurance Bulletin. In this issue Dolmans reports on: The development of remote trials and hearings since March 2020 – The new normal? Recent case updates include: Amendments - limitation - strike out and claim Forms - service - electronic filing.

COVID-19 WHAT WILL IT MEAN FOR THE FUTURE OF RISK?
JANUARY 2021

As the saying goes, “everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face”. This sums up the way many businesses and households were feeling in 2020, living and working in the midst of a global pandemic. Now, as we usher in 2021, business leaders can expect further COVID-related issues that they will need to consider.

Dolmans insurance bulletin
DECEMBER 2020

Welcome to the December 2020 edition of the Dolmans Insurance Bulletin. In this issue Dolmans reports on: Workplace accidents - stripping away the issues - S F v Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council, employers’ liability/vicarious liability Andrew Chell v Tarmac Cement and Lime Limited​.

EYE ON THE HORIZON
OCTOBER 2020

Welcome to the sixteenth issue of 'Eye on the Horizon' a quarterly newsletter compiled and published by the Police National Business Continuity Forum Horizon Scanning sub-group. The aim of the newsletter is to provide an overview of any threats, or issues, that we feel could have a business continuity impact on forces.

PUBLIC SECTOR AND EDUCATION
OCTOBER 2020

The water is rising what can I do? It’s generally accepted that the climate is changing and increased incidents of extreme weather is quickly becoming the norm. The reasons behind this are complex and are arguably open to debate, but the fact remains that we are faced with a changing climate, which we believe is having an impact on society.

Dolmans insurance bulletin
OCTOBER 2020

Welcome to the October 2020 edition of the Dolmans Insurance Bulletin. In this issue Dolmans report on: Traffic management on resurfaced highways and the application of Section 58 of the Highways Act 1980 - MJ v Pembrokeshire County Council ; Inquests costs recovery in subsequent civil proceedings; Recent case updates on Court of Protection - hourly rates, Damages - accommodation claims, Employers liability - vicarious liability - practical jokes

Dolmans insurance bulletin
SEPTEMBER 2020

Welcome to the September 2020 edition of the Dolmans Insurance Bulletin. In this issue Dolmans reports on: Employer’s instructions - a conflict in the evidence - LSS v Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council, Civil procedure - personal injury - expert evidence, expert evidence - single joint expert - adjournment of trial, Fatal Accidents Act 1976 - dependency claims and Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) - limitation - dissolved companies.

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.

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