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The Social Action, Responsibility and Heroism Act (SARAH) – Feb 2015
The Act means that those people who may otherwise have been the defendant in a claim for personal injury are now potentially safe from alleged liability, assuming they can convince a court that they were:
The purpose of the Bill was to reassure people, including employers and volunteers (e.g. first aiders), that if they demonstrate a predominantly responsible approach towards the safety of others, during a particular activity, the courts will take this into account in the event that proceedings are issued against them. There is some controversy that the Bill will be seen as a ‘get out’ clause by some employers so it will be interesting to see how the Act is interpreted in any court proceedings.
More information here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/courts-to-recognise-good-intentions-of-volunteers-and-small-busineses
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