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Exclusion of service by fax

The claimant’s claim arose out of a road traffic accident on 2 May 2011. Liability was not in dispute. Proceedings were issued on 5 August 2013.

Chris Ball
Chris Ball Partner

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Limitation - defending NIHL claims

As insurers continue to face ostensibly stale occupational disease claims, a recent judgment will an important tool in a defendant's locker for some…

Rob Williams
Rob Williams Partner

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Costs budgeting – the way forward?

Despite being the focus of the Mitchell case, costs budgeting on multi track cases has been one of the less heralded of the Jackson reforms.

Iain Stark
Iain Stark Partner

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Costs at disposal – how to avoid the success fee trap

It has come to our attention that some claimant solicitors are refusing to negotiate with insurers prior to disposal hearings.

Iain Stark
Iain Stark Partner

News
Weightmans and Zurich team up to fight fraud

National law firm Weightmans has been working with Zurich to crack down on fraudulent claims faced both by insurers and public authorities.

Kieran Jones
Kieran Jones Partner

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LVI - A fresh approach for defendants

It is no secret that despite the fact that we're driving much safer cars and the total number of accidents is falling, whiplash claims are on the…


News
Man sentenced to a year’s imprisonment after exaggerating personal injury claim

A man who submitted a £1.35m claim for injuries in a car crash has been sentenced to a year’s imprisonment after footage emerged of him playing…

Elaine Chapman
Elaine Chapman Partner

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Product liability - contaminated food stuffs

Few things can ruin a food company's reputation faster than a foreign body complaint. KFC have long been dogged with the urban myth about a Kentucky…


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