English Court of Appeal considers rules on parent company liability

Jamie Humphreys and Julia Maskell

The Court of Appeal has refused an appeal by victims of post-election violence in Kenya to impose liability on the parent company of the tea plantation where they worked.

AI’ll Be There For You: European Commission Appoints Expert Group to Advise on AI

Daniel Millard

On 14 June 2018, the European Commission appointed a High-Level Expert Group on AI to support the implementation of the Commission’s strategy on AI and act as the steering group for the newly-established AI Alliance.

Game of Drones: European Parliament approves new rules for safety of drones

Fergal Duggan

On 12 June, the European Parliament adopted new aviation safety rules to provide clearer and more consistent laws for the use of drones, or unmanned aircraft, in European airspace.

Race against the machine

Edward Turtle

Commission considers whether EU machinery legislation remains fit for purpose, given pace of emerging technologies.

AI’ll be back… EC strategy paper on AI targets liability and safety laws for further review

Mark Deem and Jamie Humphreys

The EC’s paper recommends further steps to prepare for the arrival of AI and ensure European leadership in the technology.

‘A little less conversation, a little more action’: UK House of Lords report enters the AI debate

Mark Deem

Select Committee of the Upper House makes recommendations for the UK to realise its AI potential.

UK Supreme Court confirms damages for symptomless injuries

Fergal Duggan

The Supreme Court has recently confirmed that an asymptomatic physiological change caused by an employer’s negligence can constitute an actionable personal injury, thus overturning previous decisions of the High Court and Court of Appeal.