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Bloomsburry Family law


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.

Clayton v Clayton

The prohibition on publication in s 97 of the Children Act 1989 ceased to have effect when the Children Act proceedings came to an end. However that did not mean that a judge might not, in the welfare interests of the child and in order to protect his or her privacy under Art 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights 1950, make an injunction or an order prohibiting identification of the child, not simply to the extent set out in s 97(2), but for a period beyond the end of the proceedings.