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  • Vicarious liability: employers face big damages for employees' actions

    21 September 2017

    Vicarious liability, where employers may be liable to pay damages for an employee's or others' actions, can result in high levels of compensation. Akshay Choudhry, an associate at independent law firm Burges Salmon, considers recent cases and how employers can manage this risk.

  • Disaster contingency plan: Responding to major incidents

    6 June 2017

    The UK has been hit by three terrorist attacks in less than three months. These tragic events highlight the need to have a disaster contingency plan in place.

  • Criminal law and fatalities in the workplace: what HR needs to know

    13 April 2017

    Fatalities in the workplace are a challenge for HR and the stakes are high with the potential for criminal charges, large fines and imprisonment. Andrew Katzen and Claire Wallace from Kickman & Rose solicitors offer a case study with lessons on how to manage each stage of an organisation's response.

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