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If the judgment of District Judge Besford sitting at the Kingston Upon Hull County Court in the case of Sutherland v Khan on 21 April 2016 is anything to go by, close attention should be paid to the expiry of any CPR Part 36 offer by the claimant even if the case is unlikely to reach trial.
For organisations sentenced after 01 February 2016, for breaches of sections 2 and 3 of the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974, the Sentencing Council Guidelines for Health & Safety, Corporate Manslaughter and Food/Hygiene Offences has received much publicity and should not be lost on directors, who may find themselves subject to the new guidelines where an offence is proven to have been committed with the consent, connivance or attributable to the neglect of that person.
In the recent case, FSL-9 PTE Ltd and another v Norweigan Hull Club  EWHC 1091 (Comm), the Commercial Court had to consider the meaning of the phrase “liberty to apply” when included in a P&I Club letter of undertaking in the context of a vessel damage claim.