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  • The Safe Side | Issue 13

    With Christmas just around the corner, we thought we’d take a lighter look at “elf and safety” with our report on liability insurance exposures for Santa Claus. Merry Christmas and safe holidays from the team at VL!

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  • The Safe Side | Issue 12

    Two recent decisions illustrate how the law around health and safety continues to develop in New Zealand and why statutory liability cover is so important. In the first case, a High Court appeal decision clarified when a bystander who is badly affected by witnessing an accident can be considered a victim and be awarded reparations. In the second case, WorkSafe withdrew a charge after a VL-funded defence lawyer argued that a partner in a partnership was not a PCBU. We cover these cases and more from the statutory liability arena in this issue.

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  • The Safe Side | Issue 11

    The failure to comply with statutory obligations has led to criminal convictions for two individuals after their businesses were investigated for health and safety contraventions.

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