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18 Feb 2015
The judgment for the case of Lesley Heather Jackson v Andrew George Murray and Aviva Insurance UK Ltd has been handed down by the Supreme Court (SC) today (18 February). BLM acted for Andrew Murray and his insurers, Aviva Insurance, which was heard before the Court in October 2014.

18 Feb 2015
BLM partner Terry Renouf has spoken to Commercial Risk Europe about the recently enacted Insurance Bill and highlights that the industry should be implementing changes now to meet the August 2016 deadline.

17 Feb 2015
BLM motor partner Ruth Graham has spoken to Post Magazine about the topical issue of driverless cars, following the publishing of a recent Government review.

13 Feb 2015
A new law which supports the defendants’ challenge to fraudulent claims was granted Royal Assent yesterday.

13 Feb 2015
Years of detailed consultations and Parliamentary scrutiny culminated in the first change to the law relating to commercial insurance in more than a century as the Insurance Bill received Royal Assent yesterday.

13 Feb 2015
HSE has reported that a building firm was fined £200,000 for corporate manslaughter and £20,000 for health and safety breaches following the death of a worker who fell through a skylight. The owner was sentenced to eight months in prison, suspended for two years; 200 hours unpaid work; and was slapped with a publicity order, requiring him to advertise what happened on the company’s website and in a local newspaper, and costs of £31,504.77. Here the sentencing was tough; however; sentencing for serious health and safety offences is set to get tougher. Are you aware of the Sentencing Council’s proposed sentencing guidelines for health and safety, corporate manslaughter and food safety offences? No, read on.

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