Welcome to our Winter newsletter!
As the light finally appears at the end of the Covid19-shaped tunnel, we’ve seen a period of significant developments across our practice area.
In the past month, the Supreme Court has turned inquest practice for regulatory lawyers on its head. An uninvited ruling looks set to make cases following workplace deaths far more challenging and potentially dangerous for employers.
The High Court has also been in action, ruling that the UK has failed to fully implement two EU health and safety Directives. Gig economy workers can now enjoy some of the protections afforded to their employed counterparts. Watch this space for an appeal.
We’ve also included a report from our annual seminar event. We looked at how Covid19 has changed the way regulators are behaving, from their investigatory methods through to their enforcement decision-making. A summary of the key points is included.
As ever, we welcome your feedback and questions so please do get in touch. We wish you, your colleagues and your families all the best for the festive season.