Law must protect everyday heroes

The Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has today announced that new legislation is on its way which is designed to counteract the growing perception that people risk being successfully sued if they do something for the common good – like leading a school trip, organising a village fete, clearing snow from a path in front of their home or helping in an emergency situation.

A Ministry of Justice press release (see link below) indicates that the law will be changed so that judges will have to give weight to 3 additional factors when deciding negligence cases:
It will be interesting to see how the law develops in light of these changes, which are expected to come into force next year.