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Employers' and Public Liability

Our employers' and public liability team represents insurers & policyholders

Our employers' and public liability team understands our clients need to manage the reputational and financial risk associated with these types of claims and associated litigation.

We represent employers and their insurers in handling employers' liability claims arising from all types of work-related injuries. Our expertise encompasses claims resulting from manual handling, falls from height, chemical exposures, adequacy of protective equipment and plant maintenance, workplace stress, bullying and harassment between colleagues.

One of our key strengths in handling work-related injury claims is the ability to draw on several areas of related expertise from within our firm including regulatory and employment law specialists.

In relation to public liability, we advise insurers and their insureds in both the public and private sectors providing claims management and resolution advice. We handle claims relating to occupiers' liability, trespass, contractors' liability and public works.

We represent several of the UK's largest police forces in relation to public and employers liability claims and are regularly instructed on behalf of fire and rescue services.

With the support of our industry-leading complex injury and fraud teams, we also assist with high-value or suspicious EL / PL claims.

Our areas of expertise include contractors', employers', occupiers' and public liability, police & emergency services claims and stress, bullying & harassment claims.

Our Employers' & Public Liability Work

  • UK & Europe
  • Public liability claim during property demolition

    Successful defence of a house owner sued by contractors for GBP 1 million following an accident during the demolition and reconstruction of a property.

    United Kingdom

    Local Authority public liability advice

    Advising the London Borough of Hounslow in the X and Y v Hounslow LB - 2009 EWCA Civ 286 case involving a duty owed by social workers towards vulnerable adults.

    United Kingdom

    Hillsborough stadium disaster

    Instructed to represent Operation Resolve at the inquests into the Hillsborough stadium disaster.

    United Kingdom

    Malicious procurement of a warrant, unlawful arrest and false imprisonment

    Advising on a complex and high value claim, over GBP 1.3m, pursued by multiple claimants alleging malicious procurement of a warrant, misfeasance in public office, trespass, unlawful arrest and false imprisonment.

    United Kingdom

    Local authority duty of care

    Representing Chester-le-Street District Council and others, where we considered the extent of duty of care owed by local authority to public when an interactive inflatable art exhibit took off, killing and injuring visitors.

    United Kingdom