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The burden of proof in Article 5 claims

The burden of proof lies with the police to prove a detention is lawful where a breach of the right to liberty under Article 5 of the European…

John Riddell
John Riddell Consultant

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Changes at Weightmans as Senior Partner announces retirement

Dan Cutts will leave the firm at the end of April after almost twenty years


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No liability for arrest after passing incorrect information

There was no liability for the claimant’s subsequent police arrest of a person passing to the police in good faith incorrect information putting in…

Nick Peel
Nick Peel Partner

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Public sector case law update

With numerous important judgements passed recently, we have summarised recent cases with links provided to the full judgments and our legal updates…

Peter Wake
Peter Wake Partner

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Firefighter Rudy and the working time mystery

Do you have workers who are on-call and may need to come into work when called, even when they are off-site? It can be difficult to know when they…

Phil Allen
Phil Allen Partner

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Investigative police failings remain open to attack

The Supreme Court has today dismissed unanimously the Commissioner’s appeal against the imposition on the police of a positive duty to conduct…

Nick Peel
Nick Peel Partner

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Police immunity – Hill misunderstood?

In a landmark decision clarifying recent ‘uncertainty and confusion’ in the law of negligence, the Supreme Court has held that the police do owe a…

Nick Peel
Nick Peel Partner

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The Carillion Avalanche

There has been a great deal of commentary and analysis hitting the press and social media since we all woke up on the morning of Monday 15th January…


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