Training & Knowledge: Alexandra Tampakopoulos

8th Oct 2021Newsletters

The Building Safety Bill: A Sea Change

On 5th July, following a three year scrutiny and public consultation process, the Government introduced a revised draft of the Building Safety Bill[1] into the House of Commons. The Bill represents a wholescale reform of the building safety regime, in line with the recommendations of Dame Judith Hackitt’s 2018 Independent Review ‘Building a Safer Future’ […]

24th May 2021Blog

Are work related Covid 19 deaths going unreported?

Under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (‘RIDDOR’) employers are required to report a work-related Covid case to the Health and Safety Executive. However, since April 2020, whilst the Office for National Statistics identified 15,263 people of working age who have died from Covid – it is understood from forthcoming analysis […]

30th May 2019Newsletters

Case Commentary: Maguire [2019] EWHC 1232 (Admin);

The Applicability of Parkinson in a DOLS case Introduction In this Judicial Review the High Court considered the decision of R (Parkinson) v Kent Senior Coroner [2018] EWHC 1501 (Admin), [2018] 4 WLR 106 in a case where the deceased was subject to DOLS under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and died whilst a patient […]

7th Dec 2018Newsletters

New Sentencing Guidelines for Manslaughter Offences Now in Force

On 1st November 2018, the Sentencing Council’s Definitive Guideline for Manslaughter offences came into force. Its aim is to ensure comprehensive guidance where previously there has been very limited. Until now, in the Health and Safety context, there has only been guidance for corporate manslaughter. This guideline will apply to all offenders aged 18 or […]