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Court of Appeal rules on manual handling

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    Hawkes v London Borough of Southwark 20 February 1998 CA (0 other reports)

Hawkes v London Borough of Southwark is the first manual handling injury claim to be decided in the Court of Appeal following the introduction of the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (MHO). The case shows how the Court of Appeal has interpreted an employer's duty to reduce the risk of manual handling operations as far as reasonably practicable. It is also significant for the criticism made of the plaintiff's expert witness evidence.