PINNACLE METAL HIP LITIGATION: FURTHER JUDGMENT OF THE HIGH COURT ON THE INTERPRETATION OF “DEFECT” UNDER THE CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT 1987

Following on from Wilkes v DePuy International Ltd [2016] EWHC 3096 (QB), the High Court has confirmed the approach to be taken when determining whether a product is defective under the Consumer Protection Act 1987 (“the Act”). In Gee & Others v DePuy International Limited [2018] EWHC 1208 (QB) (“the Pinnacle Metal Hip Litigation”), Mrs … Read more

New sentencing guidelines for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences come into force today

The Sentencing Council has published guidelines to be used by Judges when sentencing corporate manslaughter, health and safety offences and food safety and hygiene offences. The guidelines will apply to all sentences passed on or after 1 February 2016 irrespective of when the relevant offence was committed.  They are expected to result in significantly larger … Read more

Australian complementary medicines review: have your say

On 20 January 2015, the Department of Health announced that it is calling for submissions in relation to its review of the regulation of complementary medicines. The review is being undertaken by an expert panel and forms part of a broader review of Australia’s regulation of medicines and medical devices, which focuses on the Therapeutic … Read more