LLM Health and Safety at Work Law

Teaching and assessment (2018-19): Semester 2, 1 x 6,000 word essay

Module description:

Indicative seminar topics:

  • Introduction: The nature of health and safety law, prevention of accidents. The importance of disasters in the development of the law.
  • Corporate Manslaughter at common law
  • The Corporate Manslaughter Act 2007
  • Corporate Criminal Liability in general
  • The Hillsborough Disaster
  • The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • Coroners Courts
  • Civil Liability: Negligence and Breach of Statutory Duty
  • Stress and Harassment at Work
  • Employment law and Health and Safety law
  • International Labour Organisation and standards of protection throughout the world: International comparisons