Health and Safety Law in UK Law

Leading Cases
  • R (Razgar) v Secretary of State for the Home Department
    • House of Lords
    • 17 Jun 2004

    (4) If so, is such interference necessary in a democratic society in the interests of national security, public safety or the economic well-being of the country, for the prevention of disorder or crime, for the protection of health or morals, or for the protection of the rights and freedoms of others?

  • Januzi and Others v Secretary of State for the Home Department
    • House of Lords
    • 15 Feb 2006

    The decision-maker, taking account of all relevant circumstances pertaining to the claimant and his country of origin, must decide whether it is reasonable to expect the claimant to relocate or whether it would be unduly harsh to expect him to do so. The decision-maker must do his best to decide, on such material as is available, where on the spectrum the particular case falls. All must depend on a fair assessment of the relevant facts.

  • Anns v Merton London Borough Council
    • House of Lords
    • 12 May 1977

    First one has to ask whether, as between the alleged wrongdoer and the person who has suffered damage there is a sufficient relationship of proximity or neighbourhood such that, in the reasonable contemplation of the former, carelessness on his part may be likely to cause damage to the latter—in which case a prima facie duty of care arises.

  • Biogen Inc. v Medeva Plc
    • House of Lords
    • 31 Oct 1996

    His expressed findings are always surrounded by a penumbra of imprecision as to emphasis, relative weight, minor qualification and nuance ( as Renan said, la v�rit� est dans une nuance), of which time and language do not permit exact expression, but which may play an important part in the judge's overall evaluation.

  • Anns v Merton London Borough Council
    • House of Lords
    • 12 May 1977

    It can only arise when the state of the building is such that there is present or imminent danger to the health or safety of persons occupying it. We are not concerned at this stage with any issue relating to remedial action nor are we called upon to decide upon what the measure of the damages should be; such questions, possibly very difficult in some cases, will be for the court to decide.

  • Norris v Government of the United States of America (No 2)
    • Supreme Court
    • 24 Feb 2010

    The reality is that only if some quite exceptionally compelling feature, or combination of features, is present that interference with family life consequent upon extradition will be other than proportionate to the objective that extradition serves.

  • R (Razgar) v Secretary of State for the Home Department
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 19 Jun 2003

    First, the claimant's case in relation to his private life in the deporting state should be examined. The third step is to determine whether, on the claimant's case, serious harm to his mental health will be caused or materially contributed to by the difference between the treatment and support that he is enjoying in the deporting country and that which will be available to him in the receiving country.

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Legislation
  • The Legislative Reform (Health and Safety Executive) Order 2008
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 1 de Enero de 2008
  • Modern Slavery Act 2015
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 1 de Enero de 2015
    ...... . . (a) section 37(3) of the Mental Health Act 1983,. . . (b) section 58(3) of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) ... . . (b) might jeopardise the safety of any person in England and Wales, or. . . (c) might prejudice the ......
  • Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 1 de Enero de 2015
    ...... involving ill-treatment or wilful neglect by a person providing health care or social care; to create an offence of the corrupt or other improper ... . . (a) health and safety matters, or. . . (b) the provision of health care or social care. . ......
  • Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2016
    • Scotland
    • 1 de Enero de 2016
    ...... S-22 . Under 18s to be kept in place of safety prior to court 22 Under 18s to be kept in place of safety prior to court ...(b) unsafe, or. . . (c) inadvisable due to the person's state of health (physical or mental). . (4) A certificate under subsection (3) must be ......
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Books & Journal Articles
  • Revolution Blues: The Reconstruction of Health and Safety Law as ‘Common‐sense’ Regulation
    • Núm. 42-2, Junio 2015
    • Journal of Law and Society
    This article reviews the last five years of coalition government policy making in relation to occupational health and safety law. It shows that the most significant and influential element of this ...
  • THE TRADITION OF WORKER PARTICIPATION IN THE NETHERLANDS
    • Núm. 10-2, Febrero 1988
    • Employee Relations
    • 14-16
    Collective labour relations within the EEC varies considerably, and it is intended here to explain the underlying attitudes to bargaining between unions and employers in the Netherlands. Forthcomin...
  • Working with display screen equipment — do you know your rights?
    • Núm. 10-4, Abril 1992
    • The Electronic Library
    • 209-216
    The European Community Directive 90/270/EEC, issued in 1990, concerns the minimum health and safety standards of display screen users. The Directive becomes law in the UK and the rest of Europe on ...
    ...... Directive 90/270/EEC, issued in 1990, concerns the minimum health and safety standards of display screen users. The Directive ......
  • Role typology for health and safety representatives
    • Núm. 34-5, Agosto 2012
    • Employee Relations
    • 481-500
    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to focus on the development of a health and safety (HS) representative role typology that demonstrates how representatives enact their roles and improve occupa...
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