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Academy’s Expansion Plans Trump Neighbours’ Noise Objections

In a country as heavily populated as Britain, planning decisions that benefit some will as often as not disadvantage others. In one case, the High Court paved the way for dramatic expansion of a school despite objections from local residents that noise during break times would make their lives a misery. The Sikh faith school operated in what was formerly an...

Employers – Disregard Health and Safety Rules at Your Peril!

In a wake-up call to any unwise employers who might view health and safety rules as little more than an inconvenience, a farming equipment company was heavily fined after an employee was badly injured by an exploding tyre. The company pleaded guilty to an offence under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 after one of its workers suffered severe head and...

Waste Company Directors Pay Price for Violating Anti-Pollution Laws

Protecting the environment is a top government priority and those who break the law can expect to be severely punished. In one case, directors of a waste composting company which went bust, leaving piles of rotting waste for others to clear up, were handed suspended jail terms and hit hard in the pocket. The company was licensed to recycle food and green waste...

Ship Owner’s Collateral Lie Did Not Negate Insurance Policy

If you lie to your insurers, they generally have every right to refuse to cover any claim that you might make. However, in a ground-breaking decision, the Supreme Court has ruled in the context of a shipping case that the right to repudiate liability does not extend to dishonest statements which have no relevance to the validity of a claim. A commercial vessel...

Government Updates Policy on HMRC Enforcement for Breaches of NMW Law

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (which has replaced the former Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Department of Energy and Climate Change) has updated its policy paper on HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) enforcement, prosecutions and naming employers who break National Minimum Wage (NMW) legislation, to take into...