The case of Mather v Easyjet Airline Company Limited & Another, is an interesting case in which the Outer House of the Court of Session recently had to grapple with issues relating to German law, the Montreal Convention 1999 and pre-litigation admissions of liability.
In the case of Haesel McDonald v Indigo Sun Retail Limited, 2022, the respondent, Haesel McDonald, had been awarded over £240,000 in damages by the All-Scotland Personal Injury Court after it found her hearing loss and tinnitus had been caused in the course of her employment. Indigo Sun Retail Ltd appealed against that decision, arguing that the sheriff had erred in finding it in breach of its common law duty of care and that the sheriff had misinterpreted the Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005 (“the 2005 Regulations”).
In May 2022, the UK Government published the first part of its Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure Bill (“the Bill”). The Bill was published in light of the government’s National Cyber Strategy aiming to strengthen the UK’s cyber ecosystem and minimize security risks, allowing it take the lead in global cyber power. These aims might sound abstract, however, in an increasingly digital world it is essential that every business properly considers its cyber security.
Alan Partridge noted that “what really binds us as a nation is when all of us, together, can’t stand something, like speedbumps, or anything changing”. Of course, subscribers to the linear nature of time, will appreciate its constantly changing nature. However, when it comes to our ability to tell time, perhaps change is not so welcome.