Training & Knowledge: Alexandra Tampakopoulos

28th Oct 2021Newsletters

Joy Dove v HM Assistant Coroner for Teesside and Hartlepool [2021] EWHC 2511 (Admin)

Facts The deceased, Jodey Whiting, had a history of back pain and mental ill health, including previous overdoses. She died as the result of an overdose of prescription medication. At the inquest into her death, the Coroner heard evidence that Ms Whiting had been suffering from severe stress in the period leading to her death. […]

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 […]