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Latest Legal News

Latest Legal News

Health and Safety: The Case For The Defence

The chief danger in life, according to psychologist Alfred Adler, is that you may take too many precautions.

Health and safety is often held up - probably with a robust harness - as society's spoil sport, making daily life that little bit less liveable. Tabloids rail at a "health and safety gone mad" culture in the UK: the librarians prohibited from accessing books on high shelves "in the interests of health and safety", and absurd tales of trapeze artists wearing hard hats when performing.

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Fracking – A Constitutional Fault Line

The Smith Commission has recommended that the power to grant licenses needed to undertake hydraulic fracturing (or fracking) be devolved to Holyrood.  It looks like the UK Government has already begun that process.  

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Forget-Me-Now: Impact Of The Right To Be Forgotten

In May 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) delivered their ruling in a landmark case brought against Google, establishing the right to be forgotten.  Towards the end of 2014, much-awaited clarification as to what this decision means for search engines, data protection authorities and the public was issued, indicating the impact of the right to be forgotten will be felt going forward into 2015.

The Case

The significant rulings made by the CJEU in May were:

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