Posts By: Schofield and Associates

Restaurant Director Overturns Nut Allergy Manslaughter Conviction

<p>In what circumstances should company directors be held criminally responsible for the gross negligence of their subordinates? That was the burning issue addressed by the Court of Appeal in a case concerning a 15-year-old girl who suffered a fatal allergic reaction to a kebab ordered from a takeaway restaurant.</p> <p>When ordering the meal through a… Read more »

Exposing Negligence is Just as Important as Winning Compensation

<p>For many victims of medical malpractice, exposing serious instances of negligence can be just as important as winning compensation. In a case on point, the High Court found that a doctor used excessive force during a baby boy&rsquo;s forceps delivery and that his conduct fell far below the professional standard expected of him.</p> <p>The boy… Read more »

Disability Discrimination – Employers Don’t Have to Shut Their Eyes to Reality

<p>Discriminating against sick employees is obviously unacceptable, but that does not mean that employers have to ignore health difficulties in deciding whether someone is fit enough to perform a particular role. The Court of Appeal succinctly made that point in the case of a chemical engineer whose medical problems resulted in him being overlooked for… Read more »

Globe-Spanning Personal Relationships – What About the Children?

<p>With the other side of the world only a day&rsquo;s flying time away, personal relationships are no longer constrained by distance and that can pose a particular challenge for family judges. A case on point concerned a 10-year-old boy at the centre of a trans-global struggle between his British father and New Zealander mother.</p> <p><img… Read more »

Voting Arrangements for Blind People a Parody of Democracy, Court Rules

<p>Judges are the ultimate guardians of democracy and they are always there to ensure that every individual has an unhindered right to cast a secret ballot. In a striking case on point, the High Court pinpointed a grave deficiency in the voting system that undermines the ability of blind people to participate in elections.</p> <p>The… Read more »

Has Your Privacy Been Infringed by the Media? See a Lawyer Today!

<p>If you feel that your private information has been misused by the media, you may be entitled to compensation and should consult a lawyer straight away. A businessman who did just that after leaked details of a criminal investigation concerning him found their way into the press was awarded substantial damages.</p> <p>The businessman was a… Read more »