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Dallas McMillan

Dallas McMillan

A leading corporate and commercial law practice based in Glasgow, Scotland, we deliver high quality legal services to clients across the United Kingdom and beyond with our international capabilities. Contact us today on 0141 333 6750.

New research has revealed that ‘Accident Anxiety’ is prevalent on Britain’s roads, with 79% of drivers describing themselves as worried about driving – hardly surprising with 29 million feeling a crash is just around the corner.

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The family of a Renfrewshire man who was hit by a car and fatally injured have been awarded around £100,000 in damages at the Court of Session, reports the Scotsman.

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An Aberdeen-based demolition firm has been fined for safety failings after a worker was seriously injured by falling cast iron guttering.

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The House of Commons Public Accounts Committee recently published its report into maternity services in England.

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Since it became compulsory to wear seat belts in the front seat on 31st January 1983, fatalities in vehicles have fallen to an all-time low, say the RAC.

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We were recently instructed by Mrs X following an accident which occurred within a national retailer’s premises. Mrs X sustained injury through the negligence of the retailer who had used defective equipment within their store. The case had previously been with another firm of solicitors who withdrew from acting for her after liability was denied by the store.

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An overhaul of guidance on working at height is being launched as part of the Government’s long-term economic plan to abolish or improve outdated, burdensome or over-complicated regulations that waste businesses’ time and money.

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A Scottish health board has recently been fined for a health and safety failing which lead to several workers being exposed to the dangerous substance over a period of 7 seven years.

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A Sheriff Principal has recently ruled that courts can grant authorisation to a solicitor to execute a will on behalf of an adult with incapacity where there is sufficient evidence that the Adult had capacity when the testamentary writing was drafted.

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Tougher penalties for employers who fail to fulfil their duties in protecting employees from injury and illness should be welcomed, the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has said.

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If you are injured in an accident and successfully conclude a claim for damages, it is worth considering the impact this could have on your financial situation. If at the time of the accident you are in receipt of means tested state benefits, a lump sum could have an implication on these benefits.

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The right of workers to be accompanied by a companion chosen by the worker, not the employer, has been reinforced by a recent decision by the Employment Appeals Tribunal in the case of Roberts v GB Oils.
 
In terms of the Employment Rights Act 1999 s10(1) and(2), a worker can “reasonably request” to be accompanied at a disciplinary or grievance hearing by a companion “chosen by the worker” and satisfying the criteria set out in s10(3). Under s10(3) a worker is entitled to choose to be accompanied by either a Trade Union official who is employed by the TU, or by a TU official not employed by the TU but certified in writing as having relevant experience for these hearings, or by a colleague of the worker.
 
In Roberts, the employers were held by the EAT to have breached s10 by refusing the worker his choice of s10(3) companion. The employers had argued that they had been entitled to refuse the original companion chosen by the worker in his request to be accompanied, on the basis that the worker’s choice of companion made the request an unreasonable one under s10(1)(b).
 
The EAT on both cases, however held that an employer cannot use s10(1)(b) to refuse a request as unreasonable simply because the employer does not like the worker’s choice of companion. It held that the worker has freedom of choice of requested companion, as long as the companion satisfies one of the three criteria set out in s10(3). In other words, the issue of overall reasonableness or otherwise of the request to be accompanied (s10(1)(b)) does not involve consideration of the worker’s choice of companion under s10(3).
 
This is important protection of the worker’s right to choose is companion. It should be noted, however, that if worker deliberately chose a valid but nonetheless clearly unreasonable companion, while he would still technically win a tribunal claim under s10 if this request was refused, the tribunal could reduce the (max 2 weeks’ pay) award to nil on equitable grounds.
                          

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Male drivers are being urged to get plenty of sleep and take regular breaks, as research from Brake and Direct Line reveals a horrifying 45% admit ‘head-nodding’ at the wheel – meaning they have been asleep briefly, risking appalling crashes.

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The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is urging businesses to focus on their legal responsibility to ensure lives are not put at risk and make the safety of workers their top priority for 2014.

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Road safety charity Brake and Direct Line are appealing to party-goers to help prevent Christmas tragedies by standing up to designated drivers who break their promise by drinking alcohol. This puts their passengers and other road users at risk.

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The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is calling on doctors and nurses across England and Wales to become better educated in how to safely care for patients who are given fluids through a drip (intravenous fluid therapy).

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Newly diagnosed victims of mesothelioma – the aggressive and fatal cancer caused by asbestos – are to receive help for the first time through a new support scheme, as part of a bill currently going through Parliament.

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In a recent English case, a London sports club has pleaded guilty to section 1(1) of the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007, following the death of an 11-year-old girl who was taking part in a water sports activity in September 2010.

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A national campaign launched by road safety charity Brake has called on drivers to tune in to road safety, to prevent appalling crashes caused by multi-tasking at the wheel.

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A wood recycling company has been sentenced for serious safety failings after a worker was killed after being struck by a loading vehicle and run over.

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