scalesVolunteers, community groups and ‘good deed doers’ have been given legal reassurance that courts will take account of the fact they have been acting to help society if something goes wrong and they end up having to defend themselves against being sued.

New measures in the Social Action, Responsibility and Heroism (SARAH) Bill have received Royal Assent today and have become law.

The changes have been designed to help volunteers, community groups, businesses and people who step in heroically to help in dangerous circumstances – following years of concerns that people were being put off from doing simple good deeds for fear of legal action if something went wrong.

Read the full Government press release.

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