Archive: November 2011

Civil litigation reforms

There’s some good news for the region’s businesses as costs awarded in civil litigation cases are now properly capped and governed. But this could also result in a substantial increase in the volume of claims, and some serious legal headaches for local firms.

Lives at Risk at Blackpool Hotels and Pubs

Hotels and pubs in the UK’s leading holiday resort are "putting lives at risk"; as Trading Standards officials announce that three quarters of those inspected in Blackpool have missing or fake safety documents. Industry concern is that this could be a nationwide issue amongst thousands of hospitality venues.