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Court of Appeal ruling 'serious harm' - Defamation Act 2013

The Court of Appeal has handed down its first judgment on the interpretation of the ‘serious harm’ test under section 1(1) of the Defamation Act…

Peter Wake
Peter Wake Partner

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First Court of Appeal judgment on Care Act 2014

In its first judgment dealing with the Care Act 2014, the Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal by a severely disabled man over a council’s decision…

Simon Goacher
Simon Goacher Partner

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Government discount rate announcement has strategic implications for compensators

On 7 September 2017 the Government issued an early morning stock market announcement, outlining how it intends to approach the issue of the discount…


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No damages for ‘loss of personal autonomy’ due to failure to obtain informed consent

The Court of Appeal has provided clear guidance to the effect that there is no separate and freestanding right to damages for ‘loss of personal…

Rachel Kneale
Rachel Kneale Partner

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CQC to begin examining patient deaths

After its report on learning from deaths published in Dec 2016, the CQC is to begin reviewing up to four patient deaths in trusts where ‘concerns’ are…

Richard Jolly
Richard Jolly Partner

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Nine promoted to Partner at Weightmans

All new Partners are now in post as of 1 May 2017, as the firm ushered in a new structure under the most ambitious strategic review for generations.

John Schorah
John Schorah Managing Partner

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Public sector exit payment reforms

HM Treasury’s response to the public sector exit payments consultation tells us that the government has not seen evidence to change their view.

Phil Allen
Phil Allen Partner

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Root cause analysis investigation reports

A root cause analysis investigation is an investigation undertaken to establish the originating causes which have led to a death or an avoidable…

Dewi Ap-Thomas
Dewi Ap-Thomas Partner

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