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Health & Safety

When a parent company may be liable in negligence for the acts of its subsidiary

The ruling in Chandler has established that a parent company may be liable for breaches of health and 
safety laws by a subsidiary without the need to consider lifting the corporate veil. 
Alan McKenna reviews 
the court’s reasoning 
while Robert Weir QC 
and Vijay Ganapathy assess the circumstances 
and extent to which liability may attach as a result

Trigger ramifications

The effects of the Supreme Court ruling in the employers’ liability ‘trigger’ case are likely to reach further than mesothelioma claims to other asbestos disease sufferers and even beyond, suggests Daniel Easton

Health and safety update

The government should be promoting the protection health and safety legislation affords all parties – not irresponsibly eroding its reputation, argues Zahra Nanji

Sweet tangerine

The Court of Appeal's ruling on the foreseeability of risk may represent a softening of the position in favour of defendants in health and safety prosecutions, but at least it provides much-needed clarification of the law, say Gareth McManus and Mark Balysz

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