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Weightmans represents engineers in high court victory

National law firm Weightmans has secured judgment in favour of an engineering client facing a claim arising from a defective sewage treatment plant.

Alex Marler
Alex Marler Partner
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Electronic service of a "Copley" offer by text message deemed acceptable

Two recent first instance decisions have confirmed that service of a ‘Copley’ intervention letter by text message is an acceptable method of service.


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Credit hire costs, taxi drivers, loss of profit and the correct assessment of loss

The High Court has recently handed down an important decision surrounding the assessment of financial losses suffered by taxi drivers in road traffic…

Adam Skelland Associate

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Haider v DSM Demolition Ltd [2019] EWHC 2712 (QB) Birmingham Civil Justice Centre16/10/2019

Claimant’s incomplete financial disclosure in credit hire claim leads to finding of fundamental dishonesty

Jeff Turton
Jeff Turton Principal Associate

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Claimant given permission to rely on covert recording of defendant’s medical examination

Calls from the Judiciary for APIL and FOIL to agree protocol for the recording of medico legal examinations

Liam McGuire
Liam McGuire Partner

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Lloyd v Google: Damages in Data Breach cases take a new twist

The Court of Appeal put the cat amongst the pigeons this week with a decision that is sure to have set claimant lawyers buzzing with excitement.

Ed Lewis
Ed Lewis Partner

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Scottish Discount Rate announcement

The Scottish Government is expected to confirm today that there will be no change to the Discount Rate in Scotland and it will remain at -0.75%.

Doug Keir
Doug Keir Partner

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Weightmans’ campaign against portal incubation receives a boost

His Honour Judge Graham Wood QC has endorsed the decision of District Judge Campbell, striking out a claim worth £2.6 million for abuse of process.

Liam McGuire
Liam McGuire Partner

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