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Bloomsburry Family law


Courting publicity

Government plans to boost confidence in family courts rely on more resources and the questionable premise that the press is interested in ordinary cases, Joanne Edwards and Mark Irving point out

R v Balfour Beatty Rail Infrastructure Services Ltd

It was appropriate in the interest of proportionality to reduce the fine imposed on a rail track maintenance contractor for its failure to discharge its duty as an employer under s 3 of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974, which was a cause of the Hatfield rail disaster, where there was a huge disparity between the fine imposed on the contractor and the fine imposed on the co-defendant rail network owner.