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Heroic police and firefighters protected from health and safety laws, says CPS – Daily Telegraph

“Police officers and firefighters will not be prosecuted for breaking health and safety laws by putting their lives on the line, the Crown Prosecution Service said yesterday.”

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Daily Telegraph, 7th April 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

CPS decision on Atherstone fire deaths: Three fire service managers face charges of manslaughter – Crown Prosecution Service

“Three Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service managers will face charges of manslaughter by gross negligence for the deaths of four firefighters in a warehouse in Atherstone-on-Stour in 2007, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has decided.”

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Crown Prosecution Service, 28th February 2011

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Firefighter who slept with boss wins payout – Daily Telegraph

“A woman firefighter who resorted to sleeping with her boss in a vain attempt to end a campaign of harassment against has received a payout from her former employers.”

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd April 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

R (Marrion and others) v Board of Medical Referees and others – WLR Daily

R (Marrion and others) v Board of Medical Referees and others [2009] EWCA Civ 450; [2009] WLR (D) 135

“Where a firefighter applied for a disability pension, the question to be resolved by the independent qualified medical practitioner and on appeal by the Board of Medical Referees under the Firefighters’ Pension Scheme was whether the firefighter was subject to incapacity for the performance of his operational firefighting duty and any other duties within the definition of ‘regular firefighter’ and within his contract which it was proposed that he perform, but not any additional duties. Where no redeployment away from operation firefighting was available, the question stopped with incapacity for the performance of operational firefighting. It was not within the board’s jurisdiction to give a binding decision which trespassed on issues which were not part of the firefighter’s appeal.”

WLR Daily, 8th April 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Injured firefighters in court win – BBC News

“Injured firefighters have won a major step in their legal battle to retain the right to claim ill-health pensions.”

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BBC News, 6th April 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk


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