Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions

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What personal data we collect and why we collect it

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If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Email sign up

Information provided for the purposes of receiving email updates is used for that only. You are able to unsubscribe at any time and your information will be deleted in full.

Who your data is shared with


How long we retain your data

Your data will be retained for as long as you wish to remain on the Update mailing list

What rights you have over your data

If you have signed up for updates, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor details may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

How we protect your data

The data provided is very limited, but is stored on secure servers. In the event that such data is compromised then you will be informed.


The information provided in Updates is intended to assist those reading it. It does not constitute legal advice generally or in relation to any specific case. Readers are to satisfy themselves that any information contained on this site is in fact correct and/ or up-to-date and relevant to their own cases. No liability is accepted for the same.

Any documents or links are provided in order to assist those using the site. If necessary they should be proved in the normal way. Inclusion of any download or link on this site does not imply any endorsement or otherwise. Downloads and links are made to documents which are frequently seen in Industrial Disease cases. Whether any such document is relevant to any case or generally is an assessment for litigators which this site does not seek to make.


Any documents which are downloaded are subject to copyright.

Court Judgments and public documents, such as HSE documents, are considered to be Crown Copyright. They are provided on this site subject to the ‘Open Government Licence for Public Sector Information’. A copy of this licence is provided here: Open Government Licence.

The site administrator should be contacted in the event that any copyright issue should arise.

A link to an open-source third party website does not require any copyright since all users already have open access to such websites.

This website ( is copyrighted and no permission is given to copy or reproduce any content without the permission of the owner.