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Burt Neil v Cheshire West & Chester Council

Recorder Searle held that the claimant had fabricated the accident and that his claim was fundamentally dishonest.

Suzanne Milne
Suzanne Milne Partner

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Third non-lawyer Partner for Weightmans as 6 promoted

National law firm Weightmans has announced the promotion of its third non-lawyer to Partner as it welcomes six to fixed share partnership.

John Schorah
John Schorah Managing Partner

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Intervening cause or just foreseeable carelessness?

The claimant’s act of seeking to climb onto a neighbouring balcony when locked out of his hotel room was an intervening cause that broke the chain of…

Peter Wake
Peter Wake Partner

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Illegality, dishonesty and ex turpi causa

A claimant who had agreed to set fire to the defendants' cars for £500 was unable to claim damages for malicious prosecution. The court had been…

Peter Wake
Peter Wake Partner

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The Financial Guidance and Claims Act (2018)

After months of negotiations, we welcome the Financial Guidance and Claims Act (2018), following the Financial Guidance and Claims Bill.

Kurt Rowe
Kurt Rowe Principal Associate

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Civil Liability Bill update - Whiplash Injury Regulations

Last week we saw the release of the Whiplash Injury Regulations, providing further insight into the detail of the Civil Liability Bill.

Kurt Rowe
Kurt Rowe Principal Associate

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Liability takes a holiday

A travel company was not liable for the sexual assault and rape of a holidaymaker by a member of staff at the hotel where she was staying.

Peter Forshaw
Peter Forshaw Partner

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The low road, the high road or the highway to hell?

The inherent risks of a sporting event and competitor conduct remain crucial when establishing liability.

Bruce Ralston
Bruce Ralston Partner

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