The CCRC referred a record number of convictions to the Court of Appeal in March 2020. Anita Davies considers the challenges of making a CCRC application, and whether the March decisions reflect a changing trend. On 04 March 2020 the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC) conceded a judicial review in the case of the “Shrewsbury […]
If COVID-19 is a ‘biological agent’, as defined in the Control of Substances Hazardous to Human Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH), how can employers, particularly health care providers, ensure they comply with COSHH?
This Q&A focuses on the risks presented by Covid-19 to health care providers, such as those working in care homes and hospitals. The Health and Safety Executive website provides additional resources to assist compliance and the HSE’s detailed Approved Code of Practice for compliance with COSHH can be found here. This Q&A is only intended […]
This week we speak to Afua Hirsch and Martha Spurrier about the impact on existing inequalities within our society, most particularly race, gender and poverty, in times of crisis. It is becomingly increasingly clear that whilst the coronavirus itself does not discriminate, its effect does and is cruelly amplifying existing inequalities. Afua is a barrister […]
Covid-19 and Search Warrants – The police/ regulator is conducting a search of my client’s premises but my team and I can’t attend because we are self-isolating. What can we do? by Jamas Hodivala
The use of video-conferencing technology has become essential for lawyers since the COVID-19 pandemic. If your client wishes you to attend rather than provide advice over the telephone when required, you will be better prepared if you have taken the advance steps set out below. You should encourage existing clients to download videoconferencing facilities onto […]
“‘Frustration” to lawyers can have a technical meaning (although they, too, are often ‘frustrated’ in the popular sense).” The doctrine of discharge of a contract by frustration, although rarely relied upon in an employment context, has been the subject of renewed focus following the coming into force of The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations […]